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January 13, 2017
In its December issue, Ingram’s magazine published an article by Spencer Fane Partner Scott Blakesley offering insight into the allocation of personal assets to charitable causes.
General News
January 10, 2017
Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have been elected as partners effective January 1, 2017. The partners include Kersten Holzhueter, Kevin S. Tuttle and Elizabeth Wente.
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January 9, 2017
Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Jordan Jackson to its Oklahoma City office. He will join the firm’s litigation team, contributing a broad depth of experience in a range of practice areas, from real estate and acquisitions to oil and gas law. Jordan joins the firm from Freeman Mills PC of Tyler, Texas.
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January 6, 2017
In an article published in Law360, Spencer Fane Partner Ken Mason brings readers up-to-date on the 21st Century Cures Act and its relevance to small employers.
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January 5, 2017
Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce its newly formed sponsorship of The Exploration Series, a new initiative of Lyric Opera of Kansas City.
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January 12, 2017
On January 10, 2017, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed Executive Order 17-03 (the “Order”). Among other things, the Order compels all state agencies to review each and every Missouri regulation appearing in the Code of State Regulations that falls within their jurisdiction.
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December 19, 2016
Before leaving DC for the winter holidays, Congress and President Obama agreed on a provision granting small employers a bit of relief from the Affordable Care Act. Tucked at the very end of the 21st Century Cures Act is a provision allowing certain small employers to offer their employees a health reimbursement arrangement (“HRA”) that need not be “integrated” with a group health plan. Employees may then use their employer’s pre-tax contributions to such an HRA to pay premiums under individual health insurance policies.
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December 16, 2016
With Monday’s decision in Shaw v. U.S., the Supreme Court cleared up any ambiguity regarding who is protected by the bank fraud statute (18 U.S.C. §1344) and, along the way, continued to encourage federal prosecutors to rely on the powerful and far-reaching bank fraud statute. In saying that fraud against a customer is fraud against a bank, the decision continues the Court’s strong support of the statute and intolerance for technical, loophole-seeking defenses.
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December 11, 2016
On November 28, 2016, EPA published the final version of the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (the Rule) in the Federal Register. Promulgated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Rule updates EPA’s regulations governing generators of hazardous waste, most of which EPA promulgated in the 1980s. The Rule significantly revises the hazardous waste generator requirements.
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November 23, 2016
Just as employers across the nation were bracing for the new rules governing white-collar exemptions to the overtime laws (“the New OT Rules”), a federal district court in Texas blocked the Department of Labor from implementing them. The New OT Rules—which drastically increased the minimum salary threshold for employees classified as exempt under the executive, administrative and professional employee exemptions—were set to take effect on December 1, 2016.
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