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The CTA’s Large Operating Company Exemption in Focus

Posted on June 12, 2024 by and

The Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”), part of the federal government’s effort to curtail money laundering by means of shell company structures, imposes disclosure requirements on most entities registered to do business in the United States.  As discussed in other Ruder Ware CTA Focus Team insights, there is a presumption that all entities are bound […]

Timing is Key: Navigating Due Dates of the Corporate Transparency Act for Seamless Compliance

Posted on June 4, 2024 by and

A crucial aspect of compliance with the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) is understanding the various due dates and obligations. A “reporting company” must meet CTA reporting deadlines to avoid potential regulatory penalties. To avoid such penalties for non-compliance, a reporting company must plan ahead to ensure there is sufficient time to conduct CTA analysis, gather […]

Capitol Connection, May 2024

Posted on May 30, 2024 by

The ever-changing landscape of state government requires businesses across all industries to stay informed on the happenings in Madison. Welcome to the May issue of the Capitol Connection. Inside this issue Wisconsin Senate Votes to Override Nine Gov. Evers Vetoes 8th Congressional District to Remain Vacant Until 2025: Gov. Evers Calls for Special Election to Coincide […]

The Corporate Transparency Act and Its Impact on Trusts

Posted on May 28, 2024 by and

Trust stakeholders are subject to Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) obligations under specific circumstances. Under CTA, a “reporting company” must disclose information about the company and its “beneficial owners.” CTA defines a “reporting company” as any entity that is created by filing a document with a secretary of state or any similar office. A “beneficial owner” […]

New Filing Requirements – Corporate Transparency Act

Posted on May 15, 2024 by

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is a recent enactment that mandates increased transparency in entity ownership structures, aiming to combat illicit activities such as money laundering and terrorism financing facilitated by anonymous entities, and has far-reaching implications for entities.  CTA was passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 but […]

2025 HSA Limits Are Announced

Posted on May 9, 2024 by

On May 9, 2024, the IRS announced the Health Savings Account limits for 2025.  With respect to contribution limits, the limits are higher than the ones for 2024 and the required deductible and out-of-pocket maximums have increased as well.  As a reminder, these inflation adjusted amounts are effective for calendar year 2025. HSA/HDHP Requirement Cost-of-Living […]

Breaking News: FTC Finalizes Nationwide Noncompete Ban

Posted on April 23, 2024 by

Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted to finalize a new rule to prohibit employers from enforcing noncompetes against employees. Highlights of the new rule include: Employers are prevented from entering into new noncompetes with workers on or after the rule’s effective date, which will be 120 days after the rule is published (which will […]

Breaking News: DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule

Posted on April 23, 2024 by

Today the Department of Labor issued its long-awaited rule raising the fixed salary requirements for employees in the executive, professional, and administrative exemption categories (EAP) and increasing the standard salary level and the total annual compensation requirement for highly compensated employees (HCE). (Note that the State of Wisconsin does not recognize the HCE exemption, so […]

Solar Lease Dynamics: Balancing Risks and Rewards

Posted on March 11, 2024 by

The push for sustainable energy presents farmers with an intriguing opportunity: leasing their land for solar energy projects. These arrangements, known as solar leases (or easements), offer a blend of benefits and risks to farmers. Solar leases offer enticing benefits to farmers, including: Rent payments often far exceed the profitability of traditional farming. Solar leases […]

Navigating Employment Verification Challenges: When to Seek Tailored Legal Advice

Posted on January 25, 2024 by

Federal laws place employers in a challenging position, requiring them to navigate between compliance with laws designed to prevent the employment of persons not eligible to work in the United States and laws punishing discrimination and document abuse. Non-compliance can lead to lawsuits, fines, and potentially even criminal prosecution. While all employers would benefit from […]