• Taylor S. Stockemer

    Taylor A. Stockemer

    Corporate Transparency Act to Affect Business Reporting in the Future

    February 10, 2021
    In December 2020, as part of the larger National Defense Authorization Act, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)) was enacted with intentions of increasing transparency into companies to combat money laundering and criminal behavior. The CTA requires that certain companies (each a “reporting company”) disclose their ultimate beneficial ownership and control. If not exempt, all new entities and all existing entities will need to comply with these new regulations. Though the CTA is not effective immediately, the Treasury Department expects within one year to issue the regulations detailing how the act will be implemented.
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  • Labor & Employment

    Lunch & Learn Webinar - February 2021

    February 3, 2021

    Attorneys Michael S. Moore and Julio Olaya, Jr. discuss vaccines in the workplace and other covid-related issues important for employers right now in the firm's monthly Lunch and Learn Webinar Series. (February 3, 2021)

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  • Michael S. Moore

    Michael Moore

    Arkansas Employers to Receive Tax Rate Statements

    January 29, 2021
    Yesterday the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services issued a Press Release (see below) notifying employers that their annual statements regarding unemployment contribution rates would reflect non-charges for the Second Quarter of 2020, pursuant to the Executive Order issued by the Governor in late 2020.
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  • Julio R. Olaya Jr.

    The Top Five Labor and Employment Issues Employers Need to Know Right Now

    January 28, 2021
    Over the past year, the news from our group has come in the form of alerts addressing recent changes in the law, mostly due to the pandemic. These are designed to keep employers apprised of legal changes and armed with knowledge to address issues that might arise. COVID-19 came about suddenly, and legislation and executive orders quickly followed. Our legal and business landscapes changed as a result, as did how we operate day to day. From the beginning of the pandemic to today, our labor and employment group has grappled with novel challenges, immersed ourselves in the new laws and regulations, and brainstormed together solutions to the new challenges employers are facing, both COVID-related and non-COVID related.
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  • Isabel Glenn

    Arkansas Franchise Tax Reporting Moves to DFA

    January 22, 2021
    In a move to consolidate all of the taxing services for the State of Arkansas to the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), effective as of January 1, 2021, all Arkansas entities required to pay annual Franchise Taxes will no longer file with the Secretary of State and will now file with the DFA.
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  • Coronavirus Alert

    New Proposed Rule Would Give Non-Exclusive Safe Harbor from Broker Registration

    January 20, 2021
    On October 7, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a rule proposal to provide a safe harbor exemption permitting an individual acting as an unregistered broker or dealer, or “finder,” to engage in capital-raising activities on behalf of smaller private companies without registering as a broker-dealer. The SEC’s proposal (Release No. 34-90112; File No. S7-13-20) aims to address concerns that have been raised by small businesses when attempting to identify “finders” to engage potential investors while raising capital. In today’s capital markets, the SEC has not previously recognized a “finders” exemption or exception, nor has the SEC provided general guidance on “finders”, other than interpretive positions taken by the SEC staff in no-action letters, prompting some to observers to refer to the use of finders as the “gray market.”
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  • Focused on Community

    Khayyam M. Eddings

    Khay Eddings Selected to Ark Arts Center Board of Trustees

    January 15, 2021
    Khayyman M. Eddings has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas Arts Center through 2024. Khay follows the firm’s former Managing Partner Shep Russell who previously served as President on the Board of Trustees.
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