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More Employers Were "ICED" In Fiscal Year 2018
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) recently released statistics on its worksite enforcement activities for the federal fiscal year ending on September 30, 2018.
United States
20 Dec 2018
Recent OFCCP Activity Signals Greater Transparency And Collaboration For Federal Contractors
In response to town hall meetings held late last year, the OFCCP has taken a number of actions geared toward addressing some of the contractor concerns discussed during those meetings.
United States
4 Oct 2018
Partnership Tax Audit Reform And Private Funds
Both fund sponsors and investors will need to carefully evaluate the audit provisions of fund agreements and consider whether existing fund agreements should be amended.
United States
20 Oct 2016
OCR Releases Updated HIPAA Audit Protocol And Business Associate Listing Template
In addition, the OCR made a number of changes to the types of audit inquiries that are associated with each HIPAA requirement.
United States
25 Apr 2016
Phase 2 Of HIPAA Compliance Audits Now Underway
OCR has been under scrutiny in recent years for its lack of oversight and enforcement activity
United States
31 Mar 2016
Why Companies Should Perform Information Asset Audits (Video Content)
An information asset audit is fundamental to a robust information security program.
United States
1 Dec 2015
Responding To A Scheduling Letter From The OFCCP: The Little Things Matter
It is the Tuesday after a long holiday weekend, and you are faithfully going through the pile of mail on your desk when you spy an envelope from the United States Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
United States
9 Sep 2015
SEC Issues Concept Release Requesting Input On Potential Audit Committee Disclosure Requirements
Audit committees have primary responsibility for overseeing the integrity of a company's accounting and financial reporting processes.
United States
14 Jul 2015
Recent OIG Audits Of Home Health And Hospice Surveys May Signal Increased Scrutiny On Worker Qualifications
As detailed below, each of the audits identified a significant portion of employees reviewed to be "unqualified," ranging from 11 percent (New York) to 70 percent (Puerto Rico).
United States
2 Jul 2015
Stopping Products Liability Claims Is Cheaper Than Defending Them
While manufacturers inevitably face products-liability claims, certain business practices could enable your company to limit or even prevent exposure.
United States
21 Jan 2015
GM (Again) Revises Its Terms And Conditions, This Time In Response To Continued Supplier Concerns
In July 2013, GM rolled out major changes to its general terms and conditions for its contracts, imposing the most extensive changes for its suppliers in several decades.
United States
25 Feb 2014
PCAOB Issues Concept Release Seeking Input On Possible Changes To Auditors' Reports
On June 21, 2011, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) issued a concept release seeking input on possible changes to auditors' reports. These changes, if adopted, have the potential to increase both the cost of required audit services and the legal liability faced by both companies and their auditors.
United States
18 Jul 2011
IRS Begins To Audit Employment Taxes In 2010
Late last year, the IRS sent notices to approximately 2,000 taxpayers as part of its Employment Tax National Research Project.
United States
14 Jan 2010
Preserving Privilege In Reinsurance Audits
Virtually every reinsurance treaty includes an audit clause, granting the reinsurer access to the ceding company’s records. Reinsurers routinely invoke the clause to conduct periodic audits and to monitor claims that are likely to cause significant losses to the reinsurer.
United States
9 Apr 2007
Second Circuit And Seventh Circuit Affirm Dismissals Of § 10(B) And Other Claims Against Independent Auditors
Decisions establish limited liability of auditors (a) to third-party investors in client, (b) for alleged failure to disclose client’s fraud, absent evidence of scienter, (c) for alleged failure to correct client’s statements in reviewed but unaudited quarterly financial statements, and (d) for alleged statements not concealing the risk that caused plaintiffs’ loss.
United States
16 Feb 2007
Implementation Of FIN 48: New Financial Accounting For Income Taxes
For the first time, in FASB Interpretation Number 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has prescribed specific rules governing financial accounting for uncertain income tax positions.
United States
10 Jan 2007
Tax-Deductible Conservation Easements: Creation, Analysis, Litigation
The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and state tax authorities have announced that real estate conservation easements – especially their proper valuation – will be a major focus of tax enforcement activity (audits and litigation).
United States
14 May 2006
Nonprofit Governance Reform; The Fitch Report and Other Updates
Fitch Ratings issues report that urges nonprofit health care providers ("providers") to adopt nine specific provisions of Sarbannes-Oxley ("SOX").
United States
29 Sep 2005
Defense Procurement Alert: New Export Control Compliance Requirements on the Horizon
On July 12, 2005, the Department of Defense ("DOD") proposed an amendment to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement ("DFARS") which would require parties subject to the DFARS to implement an Internal Controls Programs ("ICP") to ensure their compliance with the International Traffic In Arms Regulations ("ITAR" 22 CFR 120-130) and the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR" 15 CFR 730-774).
United States
9 Sep 2005
Recent Trends and Changes in Merger and Acquisition Activities
In 2002, the United States adopted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in response to the thenrecent scandals involving Enron, Arthur Andersen, Global Crossing, Tyco, WorldCom, Adelphia, and others.
United States
9 Dec 2004
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