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Summary of the Defense Production Act of 1950

March 19, 2020

On March 18, 2020, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950 (“DPA”) in an effort to mobilize U.S. domestic production of medical and other supplies as the U.S. begins to move against COVID-19. Traditionally, a “war time” measure, the DPA gives a president broad authority to influence and direct private entities to produce…

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SCAM ALERT: Beware of Scam Mailers Targeting Businesses

November 15, 2018

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Scam Mailers Targeting Businesses BridgehouseLaw would like to warn customers and businesses to avoid scam mailers that appear to be official state communications regarding Labor and Employee Laws.  The mailer scams inform recipients that their labor law powers are out-of-date and claim that revised state and federal labor law notices must…

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New Tax Limitation on State and Local Deductions for Individuals

February 28, 2018

The start of 2018 brings plenty of new changes to the U.S. tax code for individuals and businesses.  One such change involves new limitations on state and local tax deductions for individuals. Beginning in 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“FCJA”) now generally limits an individual’s ability to claim federal itemized deductions for state and local (and certain foreign)…

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Wage-Fixing, No-Poaching Agreements to be Prosecuted Criminally under new Antitrust Guidance

December 11, 2017

On October 20, 2016, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (Antitrust Division) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jointly released important Guidance aimed at informing human resource professionals (and others involved in hiring and compensation decisions) on the topic of how the antitrust laws apply to the field of employment. The DOJ and FTC announced that agreements between companies not to hire each…

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