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ACMA targets broadcast news and current affairs


The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced in a discussion paper which it released on 17 January 2020 that it is inquiring into impartiality and commercial influence in Australian commercial and subscription (or pay) broadcast news and current affairs. Read the full article here. Read More

New Year Brings New Rules for Retirement Accounts


The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act, signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019, brings about major changes for your retirement plans. Below is a brief summary of notable changes that took effect on Jan. 1, 2020: Read the full article here. Read More

New Year, New Laws for Illinois Employers


3… 2 … 1 … Happy New Year! It’s nearly 2020, and you may have read our previous blog posts about what that means for employers in Chicago, Illinois and the U.S. The Gould & Ratner Human Resources and Employment team is here to help as you transition your policies to be compliant in the new year. Read the full article here. Read More

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Litigation


Part of the cost of doing business in any industry is the risk of getting involved in a lawsuit. Even though litigation is rarely an exciting experience for the parties involved, it is almost always an important one. Read the full article here. Read More

Treasury Publishes New Cross-Border Real Estate Investment Rules


On January 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued its final rules (following publication last September of proposed regulations) pursuant to 2018’s Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), which governs foreign investment in the United States subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or “Committee”). Read the full article here. Read More

Key Lessons For Hemp Cos. From Recent NY Federal Cases


Law360 (January 2, 2020, 5:22 PM EST) —  The stigma surrounding hemp commerce changed swiftly and dramatically following the 2018 Farm Bill, and, as a result, the hemp industry is developing across the country at an astronomical rate. Development is particularly strong in New York state. Read the full article here. Read More