Overview Donors with ownership interests in privately held companies (i.e., limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships) have the ability to utilize the interest to make a charitable gift. This strategy becomes particularly useful and relevant when Donor is selling his or her business to a third party. Donors with long-term growth of an ownership interest in...

The U.S. Department of Education launched a civil rights investigation into Harvard University’s (“Harvard”) use of legacy and donor admissions preferences, following the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down the indication of one’s race as a factor in affirmative action policies related to college admissions. The key question in the investigation is...

It is that time of year again, when the Rhode Island legislature ends its session and passes a number of laws that affect businesses with Rhode Island based employees.  2023 was no different.  Following is a short summary of the more important new laws that Rhode Island businesses must be aware of. Wage Theft –...

The new Federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”), effective June 27, 2023, purports to expand current federal protections by requiring certain employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” to a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an “undue hardship on the operation of the business.”...

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