New Illinois law imposes stringent restrictions on employee non-compete and non-solicitation agreements signed after January 1, 2022. It is important to work closely with an attorney to ensure that your contracts comply with the new law.
Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) is an insurance policy available to business owners and companies that protects them against lawsuits from potential, current, and past employees alleging that their legal rights have been violated. These policies reimburse companies for costs incurred to defend a lawsuit in court and to respond to judgements and settlements.
Under Rule 5.4, nonlawyers in the United States cannot hold ownership in law firms, partner with lawyers, or share legal fees with attorneys. However, this policy has changed in certain US states and could even change nationwide. A repeal of Rule 5.4 could benefit larger law firms, while hurting the bottom line of smaller ones.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will l no longer accept written reschedule requests for biometrics appointments at the Biometrics Processing Unit (BPU) in Alexandria, VA. Instead, applicants will need to call the USCIS Contact Center to reschedule an appointment and establish good cause for the change. The new policy aims to reduce paperwork and should allow USCIS to process and track requests more efficiently.
Private foundations and public charities are both tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations established to support charitable causes. However, the organizations differ in how they are funded and operated. Public charities must receive at least one-third of their funding from the public, while private foundations are typically funded by a single individual, family, or corporation.
The California State Constitution prohibits public or governmental agencies from giving or spending public funds for private purposes. These “gifts” of public funds are prohibited to make sure that public agencies are accountable to society and do not misuse public money. However, public agencies may spend public funds for public purposes.