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“Summary of Amendments to RI Foreclosure Mediation Regulation”
December 2013

This alert will discuss the Mediation Law and some of its unanticipated consequences, as well as the latest amendments to Banking Regulation 5.

“Bi-Weekly Pay – The Devil is in the Details”
December 2013

Michael A. Gamboli
Kimberly I. McCarthy
Alicia J. Samolis

With January 1, 2014 fast approaching, many Rhode Island employers excited about the prospect of moving to a bi-weekly payroll system are wondering how to make the switch.

“Inflation Adjustments for 2014 Transfer Tax Exemptions”
November 2013

The IRS has announced the 2014 inflation adjustments to various Internal Revenue Code provisions.

“Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 20 – October 26”
October 2013

This week (October 20 – October 26) is Estate Planning Awareness Week.

“Don’t Lose Trademark Rights by Failing to Register Your Marks”
October 2013

John E. Ottaviani

A recent case from the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal court whose rulings cover Rhode Island

“Fast-Approaching Deadline for Recharacterizing a Roth IRA Conversion”
September 2013

If you converted a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in 2012, you have until October 15, 2013 to “recharacterize” the account and revert back to a traditional IRA.

“Proposed “Skin in the Game” Rule Modified by Federal Agencies”
September 2013

James H. Hahn

At the time of the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, many government officials, consumer advocates and even some housing industry participants concluded that at least one factor which contributed to the financial meltdown

“New Guidance on Rhode Island State Tax Treatment for Same-Sex Spouses”
September 2013

Kimberly I. McCarthy

Following up on our recent e-blast on IRS guidance re: federal taxation for same-sex spouses (link), Rhode Island’s Division of Taxation has clarified that all same-sex married couples will be treated as “married” for all state tax purposes, as well.

“Not Everything in Health Reform is Delayed: Employers Must Send Notices to Employees by October 1”
September 2013

Kimberly I. McCarthy
Michael A. Gamboli
Alicia J. Samolis

By October 1, 2013, employers must notify their current employees, in writing, about their health insurance options under the new Health Exchanges in 2014.

“Changes to Rhode Island Foreclosure Statute Require Mediation for Certain Foreclosures”
September 2013

David J. Pellegrino

Changes to Rhode Island foreclosure law are set to become effective for certain mortgage foreclosures on September 12, 2013.

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