News & Publications

New IRS Year-End Employer Filings: Health Insurance Related Reporting Requirements

As part of the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “ACA”), the IRS is requiring that certain employers file additional forms with the IRS starting tax year 2015. Employers should understand which of these new forms, if any, they are required to submit to the IRS. If relevant, employers should make sure they have made arrangements...

SWA advises Panoramic Power on its sale to Centrica for $60m

SWA advised Panoramic Power, an Israeli device developer for energy management solutions, on its sale to Centrica plc (LSE: CAN), a British multinational utility company, for $60 million. Panoramic Power will become a part of Centrica’s US energy services unit Direct Energy. Panoramic Power was founded in 2009 by chairman Dr. David Almagor and COO/CTO...

Starting Off on the Right Foot: Good Employment Law Practices Begin at the Hiring Stage

To read this article in Hebrew click here. Hiring in the United States is up, and as employers seek to fill openings in their companies, it is important that they do so in a way that is not only efficient, but also in conformity with the web of federal, state and local laws that either directly or indirectly govern the hiring process.  Because applicants...

SWA hires Danny Newman as Head of Defense & Aerospace

Schwell Wimpfheimer & Associates is delighted to welcome Danny Newman to the firm as the head of the defense and aerospace practice. Danny spent 15 years as the Deputy General Counsel for the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MOD) in New York, negotiating procurement transactions, commercial contracts and advising on United States Foreign Military Financing...

Are Your “Independent Contractors” Really “Employees”?

To read this article in Hebrew click here. The United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) recently stated that the misclassification of employees as independent contractors is “one of the most serious problems facing affected workers, employers and the entire economy” today, as numerous workers are missing out on minimum wage and overtime payments,...

Mandatory Employee Health Insurance Notices: Is Your Company Complying with the Law?

To read this article in Hebrew click here. Among the many requirements created by the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) is a requirement that, with few exceptions, companies with employees in the U.S. must provide all new employees with written information regarding the availability of health insurance and certain potential...