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Christopher L. Brigham, Chairman of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy’s Employment Practices Group, will conduct a two-hour sexual harassment training session in accordance with the mandates of Connecticut law for members of the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce on March 18, 2020.  As of October 1, 2019, all Connecticut employers with three or more employees are now subject to expanded notice and training requirements regarding the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace.  Attorney Bri ...

Bulletin On February 7, 2020, the staff of the Office of Municipal Securities (the "Staff') of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 21 (the "Bulletin") which provides the views of the Staff concerning the application of the antifraud provisions of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") and Rule l0b-5 promulgated thereunder (collectively, the "antifraud provisions") to any statement of a municipal issuer that is reasona ...

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (the “SECURE Act”) was signed into law by the President on Dec. 20, 2019.  Effective January 1, 2020, the SECURE Act expands some benefits associated with IRA, 401(k) and other qualified retirement plans.  Perhaps the most significant benefit offered by the SECURE Act is the change to the required minimum distribution (“RMD”) rules. Under prior law, account owners were required to begin taking minimum distributions from IRAs beginning ...

Jonathan Canestri will be speaking at an upcoming event hosted by the Real Estate Finance Association of CT on March 25, 2020.  The panel will focus on financial planning geared towards young professionals, with Mr. Canestri providing insight on estate planning and tax planning topics including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning tools. Click here for more information on the event. ...