Look At Business Strategy Before the Bribe
Corruption Risk in the Defense Sector
A Front-Line Interview on "the Currency of Impact" with Author Dorie Clark
Why We Say Yes to Corruption
How Ethical Behaviors Can "All Go So Wrong."
Front Line Interview Episode 1. Alison Taylor: Organizations, Compliance & Corruption
An FCPA Journey to the Darkside & Steps to Protect Your Organization
Why do we have to go to mediation?
How can someone prepare for the first meeting with an attorney?
Richard Bistrong Weighs in on the FIFA Scandal and Takedowns
Can an employer require drug testing in the workplace?
A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Are there drawbacks to positive thinking in legal transactions?
Cullen & Dykman Sees Colleges Calling for Title IX Help v
Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
Student and Alumni Litigation
Winston & Strawn's Kessler Sees Change and Opportunity in College Athletics
Fixing Law Schools: Are More Types of Degrees the Answer?
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
This Week -
Amid the budget deliberations, the General Assembly took time Tuesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war World War II. Senate Joint Resolution 720, passed by both the House and the...more
On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed P.L. 114-41, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (“Highway Act”), into law. Although the Highway Act is primarily for the purpose of...more
In the case of University of Texas System v. U.S., 759 F.3d 437, (2014) the U.S. Supreme Court on April 27, 2015 declined to review a decision of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals which, affirming the district court,...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Budget Approved by Legislature -
Early Wednesday morning the Maine House and Senate...more
FICA taxes, which fund the Social Security program, are not levied on state employees unless a state voluntarily opts in to the program. A state opts in by executing an agreement, commonly referred to as a “section 218...more
Crossover is the deadline established by House and Senate Rules by which a House bill must be received by the Senate, and a Senate bill must be received by the House, in order to remain eligible for action for the rest of the...more
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly had a full schedule this week, considering bills on everything from taxes and job incentives to whether the governor should be elected on a team ticket. Both chambers are slated...more
Property tax has been the issue of the day for some time now, and this week was no different. Last week, the House Finance Committee held a public hearing on H.B. 860 (Saylor, R-York), a comprehensive property tax reform...more
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly had a full schedule last week, considering bills on everything from repealing the state’s cumbersome Map Act to voiding a law which required teachers to write Personal Education...more
In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb. -
That’s what we’ve always heard about the month of March in North Carolina. -
1. In like a lion.
3. Out like a lamb....more
The following legislation has been introduced in the Maryland legislature. The chart is current through the morning of March 9. Status of several pieces of legislation receiving committee reports are indicated in caps. The...more
In Illinois, charter school teachers and certain administrators are eligible to participate in the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) and the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF). Both of these pension systems are...more
The General Assembly was extremely busy this week. The House adopted a comprehensive ethics reform bill similar to the individual bills already sent to the Senate, legislation authorizing a veterans’ services study committee...more
Budget, budget, budget. On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his inaugural budget address to the largely Republican General Assembly; Monday had been filled with speculation and Wednesday largely consumed with reaction. You...more
Educational institutions will face some unique challenges as the Affordable Care Act's “employer shared responsibility” requirement becomes effective next year. Beginning January 1, 2015, large employers that do not offer...more
Effective January 1, 2015, colleges and universities will need to comply with the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act, which will have particular implications involving certain student employees. The employer...more
The General Assembly adjourned “sine die” on Wednesday, August 20. During the interim, the MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed biweekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative...more
The concepts of “hours of service” and “full time” loom large in the Affordable Care Act’s “employer shared responsibility” mandate (also known as the “employer mandate” or “pay or play mandate” and which we discussed in...more
Recently, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that grant-in-aid scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act. This has raised the question whether such...more
Three and a half weeks into the new state fiscal year we have no newly adjusted budget, and the passage of important bills has slowed to a trickle, but there's a distinct uptick in hostage-taking of bills....more
The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more
On March 26, 2014, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided scholarship football players at Northwestern University are employees because they “perform services for the benefit of the employer...more
Willa Bepayed is a standout attacker and a Senior on State Tech’s volleyball team. Willa read about Kan Doit, the Southeastern quarterback who’s leading the unionization drive before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)....more
The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. In previous years, sessions have ended just minutes before midnight on the 30th legislative day. This year was different. As soon as both...more
The U.S. Department of Treasury recently issued final regulations regarding the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provisions under Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) Section 4980H, sometimes referred to as the...more
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