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Mexico’s Energy Reforms – Round 1 Update: More Participating Companies

As an additional update to the bulletin published on 2 February 2015, we are sending this follow up regarding additional companies participating in Mexico’s Licensing Round 1 shallow water oil and gas tender. …more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Louisiana Business Corporation Act

Effective January 1, 2015, Louisiana adopted the Louisiana Business Corporation Act (“Louisiana BCA”), which was drafted by Louisiana Law Institute’s Corporations Committee and replaces Louisiana’s Business Corporation Law. The…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Mexico Energy Law – Round 1 Update

Update regarding Mexico’s Licensing Round 1 shallow water oil and gas tender - According to the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (e.g., the National Hydrocarbons Commission; “CNH”), as of Thursday, January 28th, 2015,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Government Contracting

Is Your Company Prepared? Proposed Rule Changes Targeting Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Gender Identity and Gender Norms

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced a proposed rule change that would rescind the existing Sex Discrimination Guidelines found at 41 C.F.R. part 60-20 and replace those provisions with new rules regarding current…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Oil Production and Storage Facilities Must Maintain Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans

Small oil production and storage facilities often overlook their obligations to develop and implement oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans. These requirements have been issued by the USEPA under the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Fifth Circuit upholds “seamen” exemption and dismisses “day-rate” FLSA collective action suit.

A wave of FLSA collective (class) actions have been filed against scores of marine shipping and towing companies in the Gulf States for violation of the FLSA. Specifically, these suits claim that the commonly used “day-rate” pay…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Maritime Law

ISO Adopts Standard for Privacy in the Cloud

The use of public cloud computing services- broadly defined as contracting with another company for the provision of computing resources (networks, storage, applications, and services), offers many potential benefits for…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Three OSHA Rule Changes all Employers Need to Be Aware of Heading Into 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, two new rules will go into effect by the U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that will impact most all employers. One rule relates to recordkeeping and the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Banking Bulletin: Saddle Up! Livestock Lenders and Livestock Leasing

On August 14, 2014, in a dispute regarding entitlement to proceeds resulting from an auction of livestock in possession of a dairy farmer-debtor, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an order in favor of a…more
| Agriculture, Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

President Obama to Take Executive Action Allowing Millions of Undocumented Immigrants to Stay and Work in the U.S. Legally

Last week President Obama addressed the nation to layout a series of executive actions he is taking to fix the United States' immigration system that everybody recognizes is broken. While such action will not have the permanent…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Maritime Bulletin: Fifth Circuit Rules on McBride

The Fifth Circuit issued its en banc decision in Estis v. McBride Well Service, LLC, No. 12-30714 (5th Cir. September 25, 2014) and ruled that a Jones Act seaman’s recovery is limited to pecuniary losses where liability is…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Maritime Law

Is Your Company Ready for the Millennial Shift?

With Boomers exiting and Millennials entering, significant shifts in the work environment are coming—along with shifting concerns for employers. Are you ready?…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New Recordkeeping Rule from OSHA is a Game Changer

On September 11, 2014, the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new rule that will go into effect on January 1, 2015. Whereas in the past, OSHA only required employers to report…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

Circuit Courts’ Split over Major ACA Issue Will Impact Employers

Two U.S. Courts of Appeals recently issued conflicting rulings on a major provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to weigh in. The concern is over the Internal Revenue Service’s…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Florida Passes New Law for Loan Compliance

On July 1, 2014, a number of changes to Florida banking laws went into effect. Despite the Florida legislature’s stated desire to decrease regulation on businesses, a new law serves to greatly increase regulation on community…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking
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