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Court Affirms Employer’s Right to Mandate Vaccinations

Court Affirms Employer’s Right to Mandate Vaccinations

In the first federal ruling on the issue, a Texas District Court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit brought by employees of Houston Methodist Hospital who opposed the Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate as a condition of their employment. The Court ruled against...

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Maryland Challenges Third Party Lending Model

Maryland Challenges Third Party Lending Model

The Maryland Commission of Financial Regulation recently filed a “Charge Letter” (a form of an administrative complaint) to commence an administrative action against the Bank of Missouri, Fortiva, and Atlanticus. The Charge Letter asserts that the bank and its...

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The ABCs of Risk Management

The ABCs of Risk Management

Banks today face many risks – credit risk, operational risk, liquidity risk – many of which are managed by well-trained individuals specializing in a given area of concern. The same is true of compliance risk, which is generally the responsibility of the bank’s...

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Davenport Evans Lawyers Ranked Tier One by Chambers 2021

Davenport Evans Lawyers Ranked Tier One by Chambers 2021

Lawyers from Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith LLP in Sioux Falls, SD have again been ranked Tier One by Chambers USA. In South Dakota, rankings are given in five categories: Corporate/Commercial Law, Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Labor &...

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Announcing 2021 Davenport Evans Scholarship Recipients

Announcing 2021 Davenport Evans Scholarship Recipients

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith Law Firm in Sioux Falls, SD announces their 2021 scholarship recipients. Davenport Evans awards $20,000 in scholarships annually through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. The scholarships have benefited over 250 high...

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Job Advertising: Avoiding Discrimination When Hiring

Job Advertising: Avoiding Discrimination When Hiring

Advertising nationally for employment positions can present numerous issues as state laws vary widely. The following are some suggestions on dos and don’ts for advertising, as prepared by Davenport Evans lawyer Justin T. Clarke for the Employment Law eNewsletter. Sign...

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The Corporate Transparency Act: Will It Impact My Bank?

The Corporate Transparency Act: Will It Impact My Bank?

On April 5, 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeking feedback through May 5 from financial institutions (and others) regarding the beneficial ownership reporting requirements to be...

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Highlights from the 2021 South Dakota Legislative Session

Highlights from the 2021 South Dakota Legislative Session

Despite COVID, some interesting discussions on use of federal funds to fight COVID, and some splits in the majority party over certain issues, the 2021 Legislature was generally positive for banks and trust companies. For trust companies and bank trust departments,...

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Randi Van Der Sloot Named 2021 KELOLAND Remarkable Woman

Randi Van Der Sloot Named 2021 KELOLAND Remarkable Woman

Last December, KELOLAND asked you to nominate the remarkable woman in your life for some special recognition. They received dozens of incredible nominations from all over KELOLAND. They selected four finalists to share more of their stories on KELOLAND Living,...

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KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Lisa Smith

KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Lisa Smith

Last December, KELOLAND asked you to nominate the remarkable woman in your life for some special recognition. They received dozens of incredible nominations from all over KELOLAND. They selected four finalists to share more of their stories on KELOLAND Living,...

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KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Maddie Borah

KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Maddie Borah

Last December, KELOLAND asked you to nominate the remarkable woman in your life for some special recognition. They received dozens of incredible nominations from all over KELOLAND. They selected four finalists to share more of their stories on KELOLAND Living,...

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New “Dealer Trust” Law — How Will It Impact Your Bank?

New “Dealer Trust” Law — How Will It Impact Your Bank?

Near the end of 2020, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act” became law. As suggested by the title to the Act, it included a potpourri of legislative actions, many of which were designed to provide COVID-19 relief. One of the measures adopted as part of the Act amended...

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COVID Vaccines at Work

COVID Vaccines at Work

With COVID-19 vaccinations being distributed and administered around the country, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued guidance to employers as they consider implementing vaccine-related policies in the workplace. Becoming familiar with...

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2021 Estate Gift Tax Exclusions

2021 Estate Gift Tax Exclusions

The lifetime estate exclusion amount (also sometimes called the estate tax exemption amount, the applicable exclusion amount, or the unified credit amount) has been increased for inflation beginning January 1, 2021. Applicable Exclusion Amount Under the 2010 Tax...

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