ACC Canada and Ontario Chapter Comment on Proposed Rules

ACC-Canada and our Ontario Chapter today sent a letter to the Law Society of Upper Canada, requesting that the Society consider the in-house perspective more deeply as it revises the Rules of Professional Conduct for Ontario’s lawyers. The Law Society … Continue reading

New internet names? Nice. Harm to nonprofits? Not so nice.

Every silver lining has its cloud  — even, it seems, on the internet.  The silver lining here is the good news that the organization responsible for parceling out top-level names for the web will start to sell an almost infinite … Continue reading

EEOC’s Proposed Enforcement Plan Would Trigger More Litigation Against Employers

If in-house lawyers ever put together a list of some of their favorite things, defending against more employment discrimination suits wouldn’t make the cut.  Unfortunately, a new enforcement plan that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proposed would lead … Continue reading

ACC comments on proposals that could burden some in-house counsel in Washington State

ACC and our Washington State Chapter today filed a comment letter with the Washington State Bar Association.  We asked to start a discussion over proposed changes to the state’s practice rules that would impose new requirements on some in-house counsel. … Continue reading

Help for Nonprofits – ACC applauds IRS for making clear that helpful rule covers many program-related investments

Nonprofits confront many serious challenges in our society. And to really make a difference, they need the flexibility to support causes with a range of financial partnerships. The IRS has recognized this in theory. But the rules haven’t been clear. … Continue reading

ACC & Employment and Labor Law Committee Comments on LMRDA “Advice” Exemption

ACC and its Employment and Labor Law Committee (ELLC), in a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor dated September 21, argues that the Department’s proposed rule reinterpreting the “Advice” exemption of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and undermines … Continue reading

ACC Files Comments with House Financial Services Committee re: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions

In a letter filed with the House Financial Services Committee, ACC noted that it strongly supports draft legislation that would require employees to report internally, subject to limited exceptions. The SEC and CFTC have proposed rules that would permit employees … Continue reading

ACC Files Comments with SEC re: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Regs Proposal

Today ACC filed followup comments with the Securites and Exchange Commission  regarding proposed regulations, related to the Dodd-Frank Bill, that bypass the internal compliance systems designed to handle employee reports that are critical to addressing emerging problems. Earlier this week … Continue reading