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Client Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group

January 23, 2009

WORKER, RETIREE, AND EMPLOYER RECOVERY ACT OF 2008 On December 23, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Worker, Retiree,…

Annual Benefit Plan Limits 2009 Update

January 16, 2009

Each year the Internal Revenue Service and the other governmental agencies change the dollar and percentage limitations that apply to…

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Is Now Accepting Applications For The Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant Program

January 13, 2009

On January 12, 2009, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection opened the first application period for the Small Business Energy…

IRS Update from Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group

January 8, 2009

IMPORTANT NEWS IRS Provides Transition Relief for Use of Health FSA and HRA Debit Cards The Internal Revenue Service has…

New Requirements for Visa Waiver Travel to the U.S. Will Take Effect on January 12, 2009 & New Countries to be Added to Visa Waiver Program

November 18, 2008

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that, effective January 12, 2009, all foreign visitors seeking entry through the Visa…

TNs Can Now Receive 3 Years At A Time

October 16, 2008

On October 16 the Department of Homeland Security amended its regulations to increase the period of admission for TN nonimmigrants. The…

FTC Examines Green Building Marketing Claims

July 21, 2008

A recent study by McGraw Hill Construction found that by 2009, “82% of corporate America will be greening at least…

Supreme Court Decides Exxon’s Appeal of $2.5 billion Punitive Award from Valdez Spill

June 27, 2008

In a much anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 25, 2008, decided Exxon’s appeal of the $2.5 billion…

Client Alert from the Investment Management Practice

June 20, 2008

As you have undoubtedly seen in the papers, the two Portfolio Managers (“PMs”) who ran the Bear Stearns’ hedge funds…

EPA Proposes Vessel Discharge Permits

June 19, 2008

On June 16, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed rules relating to  issuance of permits for  vessels’ overboard discharges of liquids…

Real Estate and Sales Tax Exemption in Pennsylvania for ‘Purely Public Charities’

May 6, 2008

Nonprofit Seminar, Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Virginia P. Sikes presented “Real Estate and Sales Tax Exemption in Pennsylvania for ‘Purely Public Charities’” at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s…

401(k) Plan Sponsors Beware: Supreme Court Rules That Participants Can Sue For Individual Account Losses

April 30, 2008

     In three concurring opinions, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that its previously heralded decision in Massachusetts Mutual…

Significant Developments in Corporate Litigation Law: Bulletin No. 2008-01 February 2008

February 19, 2008

Delaware Supreme Court Declines to Extend Standing to Bring Derivative Claims to Non-Shareholder Directors The Supreme Court of the State…

DOL Issues Final QDIA Rules

January 16, 2008

     The U.S. Department of Labor has recently issued final regulations addressing qualified default investment alternatives (QDIAs) under participant-directed individual…