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FTC Rule Banning Noncompetes: What You Need to Know

FTC Rule Banning Noncompetes: What You Need to Know

In April the FTC issued a final rule largely banning noncompetes nationwide. The groundbreaking ruling has the potential to shake up the job market. With millions potentially affected, what's at stake for employers and employees? Dive in to explore alternatives and unravel potential impacts. Will this ruling revolutionize the workplace or spark a legal battleground?

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Many SPACs Wind Down While Litigation May Loom for Others

Many SPACs Wind Down While Litigation May Loom for Others

A special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, is a company without commercial operations formed solely to raise capital through an initial public offering (IPO) or to merge with or acquire an existing company. Sometimes called “blank check companies,” SPACs have been around for decades, but their popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. In 2020, 247 SPACs with $80 billion invested were created, and 2021 saw a record 613 SPAC IPOs. By comparison, 2019 saw only 59 SPACs hit the market. During the 2020-2021 SPAC boom, the business model attracted well-known names including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Credit Suisse as well as many retired or semi-retired senior executives (source 2). However, while SPACs are still happening, their popularity is likely cyclical, as evidenced by the wind-down of many SPACs at the end of 2022 (source 8). Whether a SPAC completes a deal or not, there are still risks to be carefully considered.

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Homeowner Association D&O Market Tightening

Homeowner Association D&O Market Tightening

Since the 1970s, American neighborhoods have been increasingly governed by homeowner associations (HOAs)(source 2). Condominium or apartment buildings and subdivisions are often run by an HOA led by a board of directors comprised of a small group of volunteer homeowners (source 1). The nature of an HOA's responsibilities can be broad, ranging from establishing an annual budget and collecting dues or fees to maintaining common areas, enforcing rules or regulations, and more. With much to do and a wide variety of preferences under their prevue, HOAs often cannot please every homeowner.

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