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A look at recent student athlete name, image and likeness legislation

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Beware: It’s time to reevaluate your exports and deemed exports to Hong Kong

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How employers are changing employee benefits to address the COVID-19 pandemic


How to use earnouts in M&A transactions during COVID-19

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As COVID-19 prompts more retail tenant bankruptcies, how should landlords and lenders respond?

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USPTO announces relief to restore priority or benefit rights for patent applicants

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What landlords need to know about Chicago’s ‘COVID-19 Eviction Protection’ ordinance

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COVID-related clauses to consider adding to your M&A documents

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OSHA issues new guidance on face coverings in light of COVID-19


How will the landmark Title VII decision in Bostock affect employer liability standards for LGBTQ+ employees?


Regulatory Hurdles for Sports Betting in Illinois During COVID-19

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Coming July 1: What Chicago employers need to know about the new paid sick leave, minimum wage and fair workweek rules

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Motor carriers and drivers beware: FMCSA scales back COVID-19 immediate needs in latest update to Emergency Declaration No. 2020-20

Applying for PPP loan forgiveness

Congress relaxes Paycheck Protection Program rules

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Intellectual property and other legal priorities during COVID-19


‘COVID-19 Adjustment’ may lessen Cook County property taxes in light of pandemic

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How the Atlantic Richfield decision may impact the EPA Model Consent Decree template

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Are you ready for remote depositions? Adjusting to the new normal of litigation


New relief for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts due to COVID-19


As sports teams consider reopening venues, what is their liability due to COVID-19?

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Supplemental unemployment benefit plans: A tool for employers responding to the COVID-19 crisis


U.S. Releases guidance addressing sanctions evasion practices in maritime, energy and metal trading sectors

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HEROES Act proposes more potential tax incentives

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IRS updates filing and payment deadlines and time-sensitive action FAQs

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Ten due diligence keys to unlock value from your software-as-a-service contract

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Your guide to the SBA’s certification requirement for women-owned small business concerns

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Can’t comply with EPA during the pandemic? Documentation is key


How COVID-19 presents estate planning opportunities

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A good time to consider four essential documents for basic estate planning

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From emergency medical products to chicken nuggets: What manufacturers and distributors need to know during COVID-19


DOJ and CFTC use tough tactics to pursue spoofers

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Effect of “forgiven” PPP loan on the deductibility of covered expenses

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IRS issues proposed regulations on grouping activities in calculating unrelated business taxable income

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How COVID-19 is likely to strain sports and entertainment partnerships


IPR estoppel: A broad interpretation prevails

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Supreme Court expands reach of Clean Water Act to cover some discharges to groundwater

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What employers need to know about the CARES Act Employee Retention Payroll Tax Credit


Rabbi trusts: Taxation basics and drafting beyond the model language

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Illinois residents urged to ‘stay at home’

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Supreme Court harmonizes showing necessary for an award of profits, resolving circuit split in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc.


COVID-19: Checking in on its impact on the sports world


Supreme Court holds that with respect to institution decisions, no review means no review

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Practical methods to assure payment and increase collection of accounts receivable during COVID-19

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What importers need to know about postponed duty payments during COVID-19

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Three tips for Government contractors seeking CARES Act Section 3610 assistance for paying employees or subcontractors

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Effect of COVID-19 tax legislation on NOL carryforwards and carrybacks

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Court grants TRO preventing abrupt termination of essential services during COVID-19

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Importing face masks and personal protective equipment during COVID-19

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IRS clarifies Social Security tax deferral under CARES Act

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Tax filing and payment deadlines extended due to COVID-19 (again)

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EPA Inspector General sends message to EPA: Communities must have better access to health risk information

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Seven tips for companies or organizations seeking or receiving federal funds to fight COVID-19

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Five things you should know about the DOL’s new Coronavirus paid leave rules

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CARES Act provides relief for small businesses through SBA loans and programs


Federal agencies announce expedited antitrust procedures for COVID-19 public health efforts

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Employee benefit changes under the CARES Act: What employers need to know


USPTO: Extensions under the CARES Act during COVID-19

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City of Los Angeles enacts new sick pay ordinance

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CARES Act implications for charitable giving during COVID-19

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CARES Act enacts foreclosure and eviction moratoriums for federally-backed multifamily loan programs

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Electronic signatures and remote online notarizations during COVID-19

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Key tax provisions in the CARES Act

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The impact of COVID-19 on MAC clauses and lending transactions: A borrower’s perspective

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Retirement plan considerations during COVID-19

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The impact of COVID-19 on MAC clauses and lending transactions: A lender’s perspective

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Patents, trademarks and the COVID-19 stimulus bill

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Economic relief opportunities for small businesses during COVID-19

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The COVID-19 Crisis: Questions and answers for employee welfare benefit plans

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What employers need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers: Be aware of price gouging laws during COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic: What lenders should know about invoking MAC clauses

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SECURE Act: What employers need to know for retirement plans

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HUD, FHFA and states freeze single-family home foreclosures and evictions due to COVID-19

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How the St. Louis City and County Orders may affect your business

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Tax filing deadline extended due to COVID-19


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s response to COVID-19

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Business tips during the Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus legislation may impact your paid leave and FMLA obligations

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Proposed Section 162(m) regulations: Key provisions employers should know

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10 best practices to keep your business healthy during the Coronavirus outbreak

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Proposed price transparency rules for health care plans: What employers need to know about required disclosures

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CSB’s new accidental release reporting rule expands facilities’ reporting obligations

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What should plan administrators do about uncashed retirement plan checks?

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‘Dark Air': Why industries should prepare for regulation of PFAS air emissions

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What receivers need to know about the Federal Priority Act

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Employers: March 2 is the deadline to file 2019 injury and illness summaries

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Minimum wage increases in 72 jurisdictions to take effect in 2020


FAA announces remote identification proposed rule for drones

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The 2020 repeal of stretch IRAs: How will it affect estate planning?

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NLRB overturns trio of Obama-era board decisions

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The sky’s the limit as the EPA releases a flurry of 2019 air permitting guidance and proposals

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23 tips for drafting employment arbitration agreements

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What investment advisers should know about the SEC’s proposed advertisement solicitation rule updates

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What employers need to know about association retirement plans and efforts to expand access to multiple employer plans

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Utilizing profits interests as equity incentive compensation

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Buying and selling a business: Disclosure schedules and why they matter

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Seven things employers should know about Medicare for All

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Employers: Are you ready for new California HR laws in 2020?

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DOJ curtails use of supplemental environmental projects in environmental settlements

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Choice of law provisions in ERISA plans will not result in uniformity

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Three key elements of good corporate governance

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Don’t get caught overlooking boilerplate clauses in commercial contracts

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Tips for conducting a year-end 401(k) plan review

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An overview of the Illinois Salary History Ban for employers

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What’s my rate again? Revisiting lending boilerplate as LIBOR expires

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What employers need to know about the DOL’s final rule on overtime exemptions


What you need to know about Missouri’s updated discovery rules

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A checklist for drafting Section 457(f) plans for tax-exempt employers


Strategies for buy-sell agreements using insurance

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What you should do when PE firm offers to buy your business: Part 3

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Three key considerations when forming a nonprofit corporation in Missouri

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Ten things employers should know about individual coverage HRAs

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What you should do when PE firm offers to buy your business: Part 2

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What the new Illinois Trust Code means for trustees and beneficiaries

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What you should do when PE firm offers to buy your business: Part 1


What you need to know about the City of Chicago Fair Workweek ordinance

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Proposed changes to Regulation S-K impacting disclosures

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Illinois’s newly enacted ‘Workplace Transparency Act’ responds to the #MeToo movement

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Why service level agreements are key for provider longevity and customer satisfaction

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What the President’s executive order means for transactions involving the Government of Venezuela

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Air, rail and marine finance: New or not-so-new things to know


A government contractors’ checklist for building a FAR combating-trafficking compliance plan

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Credit for cooperation: What you need to know about the DOJ’s new guidelines for FCA investigations

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A student athlete’s fight against the system


Common slipups compromising the effectiveness of trusts you have or will create

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EPA formalizes approach to avoid federal and state duplication of inspections and enforcement

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Out with the old, in with the NAPSC: FTC announces changes to HSR Revenue Reporting