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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

Court Rules That Creditors May Assert Full Amount of Claim Despite Partial Recovery From Third Parties

On June 23, 2014, a federal bankruptcy court in Nebraska issued an order in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Biovance Technologies, Inc. and William Edward Julien that granted American National Bank’s (“ANB”) motion for…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Florida’s New Data Breach Notification Law And What It Means for Florida Businesses

The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (the “Act”) became effective July 1, 2014 and replaced Florida’s previous data breach notification law. Under the Act, all Florida businesses must take “reasonable measures to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Supreme Court’s CTS Decision Will Have Limited Impact On Environmental Litigation

In a 7-2 decision, the US Supreme Court in CTS Corporation v. Peter Waldurger et al, ___ S. Ct. ____, 2014 WL 2560466 (June 9, 2014) upheld a North Carolina law known as a statute of repose which had barred tort claims by…more
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Immigration Options for the Employment of International Physicians

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will do many things to alter health care delivery in the United States. One thing it will not do, however, is significantly increase the supply of physicians. The new law calls for…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Immigration Law

More Legal Developments for the Construction Industry in the Southeast

Alabama - The Alabama Supreme Court reversed itself and concluded that faulty workmanship can constitute an “occurrence” under a commercial general liability insurance policy which triggers coverage for the insured. In a prior…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Insurance

Louisiana’s recent enactment of the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act

Following in the footsteps of several other states including Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin, Louisiana recently enacted the Personal Online Account…more
| Communications & Media Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

The Latest On OSHA's Attempts to Protect Whistleblowers

Section 11 (C) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) states "no person shall discharge or in any manner discriminate against any employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

Consent is a Process, Not a Piece of Paper: Practical Advice for Documenting Conflict Waivers

Is it possible to practice law anymore, no matter your practice setting, without drafting or reviewing waivers of conflicts of interest from time to time? For those of us old enough to remember, back in the last century, there…more
| Civil Procedure

Employee Handbooks & Progressive Discipline Policies

1. Introduction. Under the “risk management” approach to human resources management, an employer should set the standards for its policies and practices at a level that it is certain it will enforce uniformly throughout…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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