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Florida District Court Rejects Use of Statute of Limitations as a Basis for Asserting Consumer Protection Claims

Action Item: Florida District Court rejects use of statute of limitations as a basis for asserting a consumer protection claim and finds that SOL Issue should be raised—if at all—as an affirmative defense to an actual collection…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Third Circuit Recognizes “Subgroup” ADEA Disparate-Impact Claims

Action item: The Third Circuit’s January 10, 2017 decision regarding an employer’s age-based liability under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) should serve as a call to action to employers to evaluate and review…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Regulatory Update and Recent SEC Enforcement Actions

FINRA Bar Results from Assertion of Fifth Amendment Right against Self-Incrimination in Criminal Action - On October 5, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) barred an indicted investment adviser,…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

California Employers May Not Control How Employees Spend Their Break Time or Require On-Call Rest Periods

Action Item: California employers are urged to review their rest period policies and practices, and consider changes that will ensure they relinquish control over how employees spend their break time and relieve their employees…more
| Labor & Employment Law

IMO Interim Guidelines: Recent Developments in Maritime Cyber Risk Management

Cyber risk management continues to be one of the most significant challenges currently facing the maritime industry. With an overreliance on information technology (‘‘IT’’) and operational technology (‘‘OT’’), the shipping…more
| Privacy, Maritime Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Los Angeles ‘Ban the Box’ Ordinance

Action Item: Los Angeles employers should review their hiring process, including job applications, to ensure compliance with a new law that limits inquiries of an applicant’s criminal history starting January 1, 2017, or risk…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Foundation: December 2016 • Vol. IV , Issue 3

We are pleased to present our last edition of Foundation for the year, and hope that you have enjoyed the issues we have put together in 2016. We have worked hard to provide you with timely and relevant articles in a…more
| Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Financial Services Firms Must Evolve Anti-Corruption Programs In Light Of Recent FCPA Settlements in Excess of $100 Million

Action Item: Global financial services firms should be aware that the DOJ and SEC are committed to identifying and investigating bribery and corruption regardless of the form it takes. With increased resources to help identify…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Unanimous Supreme Court Decision Will Significantly Increase the Ability of Federal Prosecutors to Pursue Certain Insider Trading Cases

Action Item: Last week, in a unanimous decision in Salman v. U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit’s interpretation of insider trading rules, permitting prosecutions even when the insider/tipper did not…more
| Criminal Law, Securities Law

U.S. Coast Guard Issues First Ballast Water Management System Type-Approval Certificate and New Policy Guidance

Action Item: Vessel owners and operators should re-evaluate their plans to comply with U.S. ballast water management (“BWM”) requirements in light of the U.S. Coast Guard’s type-approval of Optimarin AS’ UV-based treatment…more
| Maritime Law

Questions about Salary History Set to Become Taboo for Philadelphia Employers

Action items: On December 8, 2016, the Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed an amendment to Title 9 of the Philadelphia Code that prohibits employers from inquiring into a candidate’s salary history during the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Negotiate at the Next Level

Most, if not all, YPOers have had many occasions to test their negotiation skills. Whether buying a competitor to fuel growth, handling a delicate balancing act with a key customer or a trade union, or simply working with a…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions

NAPABA Has a Lobby Day and So Should You!

A “lobby day” is an event hosted by a non-governmental organization, usually on a select day and an annual basis, where its members meet personally with elected officials to advocate and explain support for legislation that is…more
| Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

District Court Grants Injunctive Relief Blocking December 1 Implementation of New DOL Overtime Rule

Action Item: Yesterday, Judge Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new regulation governing the Fair…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Offshore Crewing Requirements: Could It Make Things Worse?

It has been years (2009) since I last wrote an article discussing the availability of U.S. citizens to work offshore in support of oil and gas projects during a downturn in the economy. And now, it is even worse. With the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Maritime Law
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