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Calfee attorneys speak and write frequently in their various areas of expertise.  Search our archives for the latest articles written by our attorneys, including alerts addressing changes in the law and issues about which our clients need to be informed, as well as monthly newsletters, such as our Government Relations Report on Ohio Government. You can also read about some of our most recent accomplishments, speaking engagements and community events.

Federal Court Blocks Implementation of New Overtime Regulations

An unexpected decision was issued by a federal judge in Texas yesterday, which prevents the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new federal overtime regulations from taking effect as scheduled on December 1, 2016. As we explained in a Calfee First Alert this past spring, the DOL’s new overtime rule would have raised the minimum salary level [...]

New Law Restricts Employers’ Ability to Litigate Outside of California or Use Non-California Choice-of-Law Provisions in Employment Agreements

  November 22, 2016~ In September of 2016, California passed Senate Bill 1241 (SB 1241), which drastically changes the employment contract landscape for companies who employ individuals working and living in California. Affecting contracts entered into, modified, or extended after January 1, 2017, the law generally forbids employers from requiring their California employees to agree [...]

Most, But Not All, of Contractor “Fair Pay” Rule Enjoined; Likely to Disappear Under President Trump

  November 17, 2016~ On October 24, 2016, just hours before they were set to take effect the following day, a federal district court judge in Texas entered a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the enforcement of most aspects of the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order and its final rules and guidance (the Rule), [...]

OIG 2017 Work Plan

November 16, 2016~ The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its work plan for Fiscal Year 2017.  As expected, the Work Plan indicates that the OIG will continue to look at many of the same items and issues identified in prior years’ work plans.  At the same time, the OIG has highlighted several [...]

Joseph M. Mentrek Recently Published an Article on Family Business Valuation Rules in Crain’s Cleveland Business

November 9, 2016 ~ Joseph M. Mentrek, co-chair of Calfee’s Estate and Succession Planning group, recently published an article in Crain’s Cleveland Business. The article is entitled “Proposed Family Business Valuation Rules Warrant Attention.” At Calfee, Joe focuses his practice on estate and business succession planning and provides counsel to high-net-worth individuals, closely-held business owners, [...]

CMS Announces New Advanced Alternative Payment Model Options

November 1, 2016 ~ Some good news for practitioners affected by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA): the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is expanding the list of eligible Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in which practitioners may participate.  Prior to CMS’ announcement, the list of available qualified [...]

Dan McMullen Published an Article in Intellectual Property Magazine

Daniel J. McMullen, chair of Calfee’s Information Technology practice group, recently had an article on the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 published in Intellectual Property Magazine. McMullen advises both public and closely-held companies on matters of information technology and intellectual property law. His skilled counsel covers computer software and content development, license, acquisition, cloud [...]

James A. Singler has Article Featured in Best Chapter Magazine

James A. Singler recently authored an article to be featured in Best Chapter Magazine.  The article, entitled “Presidential Politics is Upon Us” is focused on estate planning in relation to the current state of presidential politics in the country.  (See Link)

Business Valuation Discounts in the Context of Estate and Gift Tax Planning Nearing Extinction

October 3, 2016~ On September 11, 2015 we published a First Alert warning of the “imminent” issuance of proposed Treasury Regulations by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the context of Chapter 14 of the Internal Revenue Code which are commonly referred to as the “Estate Freeze” rules. It was widely anticipated that the regulations [...]

IRS Amends Recent Guidance on Management Contract Safe Harbor

  September 13, 2016~ We recently wrote about Rev. Proc. 2016-44, whereby the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) created new safe harbor standards applicable to “management contracts” under Section 141 of the Internal Revenue Code.  As we noted, the IRS allowed a carryover period whereby issuers could apply the former safe harbor standards set forth in [...]