Baker Donelson

Interior Department Releases Final Rule Regulating Fracking on Federal and Tribal Lands

On Friday, March 20 the Obama Administration announced a final rule from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands. Key components of the rule, which will take effect in 90…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Indigenous Peoples

Q&A on .bank Registration

By now, many members of the banking community have heard from their trade associations that there will be a new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) released by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) for…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking

Redefining the Term "Spouse" Under the FMLA

For employers that operate in states that do not recognize same-sex marriage and for those that operate in multiple states, the Family Medical Leave Act's (FMLA) application to same-sex partners of employees has been a constant…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Fissured Employment – the Government Has Set Its Sights on You

For centuries, businesses have used subcontracting arrangements, franchise agreements or otherwise contracted out the performance of some functions third parties. The business reasons for such actions are obvious: it allows for…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The White House's So-Called "Black List" Order Aims to Deny Federal Contracting with Companies Not in Compliance with Federal Labor Laws

In July 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order dubbed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order that, once implemented, will allow the government to deny a company a contract if it or certain subcontractors violated – or…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Wearable Tech in the Workplace, Version 2.0

Wearable technology or wearable tech is the latest craze in personal electronics. The phrase encompasses anything electronic that is worn by a user. It took center stage at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, and since then, it…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

H-1Bs, H-4s and H-2Bs – Oh, My! Big developments in the H Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications, and Expanded DACA and DAPA are Temporarily Suspended

Effective May 26, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting work authorization for H-4 spouses of two groups of H-1B nonimmigrant workers: those who have an approved I-140 petition and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Craft Beer Getting Boost in West Virginia

Last Friday, the West Virginia House of Delegates voted 86-11 to allow breweries to give out samples at their breweries. The bill also allows breweries, brewpubs, and other retailers to sell up to 4 growlers of beer a day. The…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Inclement Weather Issues:

This year’s winter weather has wreaked havoc on many parts of the country. Employees have been unable to travel to work, and businesses throughout major cities have shut down their offices. Office closures are costly to…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Talks Resume in Ongoing Refinery Worker Strike

Representatives of the major oil companies and the United Steelworkers Union returned to the table on March 9, 2015 to resume talks regarding a three-year labor contract during a strike by workers that has now entered its sixth…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Energy & Utilities

Goodyear FCPA Settlement Highlights Importance of Thorough Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence

On February 24 the SEC charged Ohio-based Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company with violating the books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Goodyear agreed to  pay $16.2 million to settle the charges,…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Mind The P’s and Q’s (And Bast?) Of DP – USCG And BSEE Issue Joint Safety Alert Regarding Dynamically Positioned Offshore Supply Vessels

Continuing their post-Macondo/Deepwater Horizon symbiotic approach to regulating the offshore oil industry, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a joint Safety…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Maritime Law

Trends in Trademarks

With more than 3,000 breweries in the United States and nearly 2,000 more in some phase of planning, the likelihood of trademark infringement increases with each passing IPA related pun. Some disputes are settled in a very…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

New Opportunities Brewing for Alabama Craft Brewers?

The Alabama Brewers Guild has drafted a bill that would create a special craft brewers license enabling small breweries to operate an on-site restaurant and sell their beer for on- and off-site consumption. The license would…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Colorado's New Flood Impact Rules and the Effect on State or Local Control of the Oil and Gas Industry

On Monday, March 2, 2015, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) adopted new rules to limit the impact of spills in flood-prone areas of Colorado, like the ones that occurred in the Front Range and eastern…more
| Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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