Kean Miller Data Security Alert: W-2 Phishing Scam Returns for Tax Season

By | Louisiana Law Blog | February 22, 2017
phish By Jessica C. Engler The IRS has sent an urgent alert to employers this month that a W-2 phishing scam that many companies fell victim to in 2016 is back in full force for 2017. The IRS warns that this scam is emerging earlier this year and is targeting school districts, tribal organizations, and nonprofits in addition to businesses. View Full Post
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Employers Respond to “a Day Without Immigrants”

By | Louisiana Law Blog | February 22, 2017
Last week, thousands of employees throughout the county skipped work as part of “a day without immigrants” demonstration. The employees were protesting the Trump administration’s recent actions regarding immigration. The stated intent was to negatively impact the nation’s economy in an effort to highlight the contributions of immigrant labor. View Full Post
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Do Lenders and Borrowers Intend a Novation of Prior Agreements? a Cautionary Tale and the Need to Be Crystal Clear in Drafting Amendments

By | Louisiana Law Blog | February 19, 2017
other-agreements By Dean P. Cazenave When lenders and borrowers want to modify the terms of an existing loan agreement, and the modifications are extensive and will affect many provisions of the agreement, the lender’s lawyer will often choose to draft an “amended and restated agreement” in order to document those modifications. View Full Post
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United States Coast Guard Updates CG-2692 Marine Casualty Reporting Form for 2017

By | Louisiana Law Blog | February 17, 2017
A United States Coast Guard Cutter of the Marine Protector class. This is an 87' vessel capable of 30+ knots and it is used for law enforcement, and search and rescue operations. By Michael J. O’Brien U.S. Coast Guard Form 2692 has been used for over forty (40) years to report marine casualties, commercial diving casualties, or outer continental shelf related causalities. Recently, the Form received a long overdue update. The new version of the form, effective as of 2017, is available here as well as the Coast Guard Home PortView Full Post
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BSEE Notice to Lessees: Revised OCSLA Civil Penalty Assessment Matrix

By | Louisiana Law Blog | February 14, 2017
BSEE Notice to Lessees: Revised OCSLA Civil Penalty Assessment Matrix BSEE By Tod J. Everage On February 3, 2017, BSEE issued its first Notice to Lessees (NTL) of 2017, advising of the revised OCSLA Civil Penalty Assessment Matrix. For the second time in 6 months, BSEE has increased the maximum civil penalty to $42,704 per day per violation, up from $42,017 per day per violation that was set in July 2016. View Full Post
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