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Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
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A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
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Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
The potential policy directions discussed at these hearings ranged from moderate reform to a complete ban on non-compete agreements in Massachusetts, the latter largely supported by start-up and venture capital groups. In the...more
On June 23, 2015, the Alberta legislature unanimously passed the first bill of Alberta's new NDP government. Bill 1, An Act to Renew Democracy in Alberta passed in third reading with the unanimous support of all parties,...more
After President Obama announced in an op-ed on Monday that it was coming soon, the US Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division published its long-awaited proposed overtime regulation. This proposed regulation addresses the...more
Efforts to pass “Right to Work” legislation in Maine have been defeated for the second time in four years. Three bills that were able to survive on minority reports after being heard and worked by the Legislature’s Joint...more
On Tuesday June 30th, Republican majorities in the Pennsylvania House and Senate passed a 2015-16 budget with no new taxes and sent it to Democrat Governor Tom Wolf who promptly vetoed the bill and called upon legislative...more
In Burgos v. State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the 2011 pension and health benefit reform statute, known as Chapter 78, did not create an enforceable contract that was binding on the State to make...more
It was a busy weekend in the commonwealth’s capital city, and there are about 36 hours left until the end of the 2014-2015 fiscal year. In case you missed any blink-and-you-miss-it action, we offer the following Budget...more
On June 23, 2015, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a new statute that imposes double damages on employers who fail to pay an employee minimum wage or overtime. With one exception, the new law requires a...more
Those involved in drafting, negotiating, or litigating covenants-not-to-compete in Alabama have long known that Alabama’s statute books seldom provide ready answers on this particular topic. The text of current Alabama Code...more
As expected, Oregon has enacted a mandatory paid sick leave law, making it the fourth state to do so. The law requires employers with more than 10 Oregon employees to provide those employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick...more
On June 22, 2015, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a new statute that extends workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation protection to unpaid interns. Historically, it was unclear whether an...more
On June 22, 2015, Oregon became the fourth state to enact a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law, following California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The bill, signed into law by Governor Kate Brown, requires Oregon...more
This is the second of two articles guiding taxpayers through the next 24 months of state taxation’s turbulent waters. In this article, we address three additional significant trends.
Corporate Income Taxation: Heat and...more
Minimum Wage Hike for Airport Workers -
On Monday, the Metropolitan Airports Commission backed a $10 an hour minimum wage for about 2,800 employees of airline subcontractors.
Commission members voted 11-4 for...more
This month the Department of Labor is expected to propose, for the first time since 2004, revised regulations concerning the executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer exemptions under the Fair Labor...more
Potential fraud and abuse in the Medicare Advantage Program (“MA Program”) has become the focus of two senior-ranking Senators on each side of the aisle—Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)—and this attention...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
Since early 2012, 21 states have enacted some form of "password protection" law. Although these laws vary substantially by state, their common thread is the intention to restrict employers' ability to access content in...more
The day after the House Appropriations Committee released a draft bill that would significantly limit certain federal agency rules and initiatives, the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education held a...more
Franchisors in Tennessee can breathe a small sigh of relief thanks to a newly enacted state statute that seeks to limit their potential liability and strike back at the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board....more
On May 28, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed guidance for President Obama's infamous Executive Order 13673 – "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" (the Order). Although the stated purpose of the Order is "to...more
One of the biggest challenges facing employers today is how to ensure compliance in the perennially evolving field of employee benefits. In that vein, employers in certain states and localities across the country must now...more
On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the NYC Fair Chance Act (the Act) in a landslide vote. Sponsored by New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn), the Act amends the New York City Human Rights...more
Multiple whistleblowers have come forward from the U.S. Marshals Service, claiming that leadership within the agency uses requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to retaliate against individuals because they...more
The Regional Center part of the EB-5 immigrant investor program is set to sunset on September 30, 2015. Recent actions by the Obama Administration, the Senate and the House demonstrate this program now has significant...more
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