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Negotiating with a Tribe or Tribal Entity: Practical Tips for Franchisors

Indian gaming has exploded in the more than twenty-five years since Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). According to the 2014 Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report, Indian tribes received $28.1...more

Federal Court Approves EEOC Subpoena in Investigation of Giant Milwaukee Indian Casino

Federal Agency Says Decision Confirms Authority to Investigate Charges of Discrimination Involving Business Operations of Indian Employers - MILWAUKEE, Wis. - On May 6, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman approved the...more

IRS Proposes New Rules on Indian Fishing Rights Income for Retirement Plans

On November 15, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service published a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) along with proposed regulations regarding the treatment of certain income derived from Indian fishing rights-related...more

Capital Thinking: General Legislative

The Senate will convene today, Monday, October 28, at 2:00 pm. After any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:30 pm, with senators allowed to speak for up to 10 minutes each....more

Despite Sovereign Status Indian Tribe Must Follow NLRA

In a decision that could have ripple effects nationwide, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has held that federal labor protections apply to an Indian tribe’s casino operations in Oklahoma....more

Progressive Discipline and Personal Responsibility Under Navajo Employment Law

Most companies doing business on the Navajo reservation know the Navajo Preference in Employment Act (NPEA) is a unique statute. Unlike almost all other jurisdictions in the United States, the Navajo Nation does not recognize...more

Legal Alert: IRS Provides Disaster Relief for Plan Participants

Executive Summary: In addition to the other various employee benefit plan relief provided as a result of Hurricane Sandy, on November 16 the Internal Revenue Service announced, in Announcement 2012-44, that certain...more

McAfee & Taft RegLINC - May 2012: U.S. Department of Labor publishes proposed tribal consultation policy By Christina Vaughn

The U.S. Department of Labor published its proposed tribal consultation policy in the Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Federal Register (77 Fed. Reg. 23283). This issuance of the proposed policy is in compliance with Executive...more

McAfee & Taft RegLINC - May 2012

In This Issue: - 2 GAO issues report on safety of federally unregulated gathering pipelines - 3 Advisory bulletin issued to natural gas cast iron distribution pipelines - 3 PHMSA’S FY 2013 budget focuses on hiring...more

This Week At The Capitol - February 17, 2012

Senator Chris Gerlach (R-Apple Valley) and Representative Keith Downey (R-Edina) introduced an Occupation Licensing bill (SF 1629 and HF 2002) on Monday that provides every person has the right to engage in “lawful...more

Are ANCSA Corporations subject to GINA?

In November 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its final regulations governing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA) (Title II establishes GINA’s employment-related...more

The Bullet 'ILN' By the International Lawyers Network - Volume 9 Issue 1

In this Issue: *2009 European Regional Meeting in Athens Hosted by Dimitriou Law Office *ILN Launches Re-Design of Blog with LexBlog *An Important Decision: Employee's Right to Royalties in a "Service Invention" Glusman...more

Ninth Circuit Rules Fair Labor Standards Act Applies to Tribes/ Williams Kastner Indian Legal Alert

Recently, in Solis v. Matheson, No. 07-35633, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) apply to a retail cigarette business owned by a tribal member and...more

Federal Labor Law Held Applicable to Tribal Casinos/ Washington State Bar Association Indian Law Section newsletter

On February 9, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the National Labor Relations Board’s application of federal labor law to the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in...more

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