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Recent NLRB Decisions Condone Workplace Profanity and Insubordination - Employers Need to Know What Is Considered Protected Behavior for Employees Before Disciplinary Action

An administrative law judge (ALJ) of the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") recently found that a Hooters employee who cursed at her co-worker during an employee bikini contest was wrongfully terminated by her employer…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Forces Restaurant to Allow Posters Insinuating Germ-Infested Food - Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act Guarantees All Workers the Right to Engage in "Concerted Activities for … Mutual Aid or Protection"

The Jimmy John's sandwich franchise must have been surprised to learn that it had violated federal labor law when its disciplined employees who had posted hundreds of signs around its outlets suggesting that its sandwiches might…more
| Labor & Employment Law

HIPAA Business Associate Agreements - 7 Things to Know Before the HITECH Deadline

Covered entities and business associates have only until September 22, 2014 to update business associate agreements that were in place as of January 25, 2013. For those members of the health industry and their vendors that are…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Health

Avoiding and Defending Florida License Tax Audits

Florida hotels and restaurants are facing license tax audits, assessments and penalties in increasing numbers. A "license" is statutorily defined as the granting of a privilege to use or occupy a building or real property…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Court Says "Porch-Like Structures" Do Not Violate ADA

In an important decision for retailers and other public accommodations, the Tenth Circuit overturned a lower court decision requiring that every "porch-like" entrance to Hollister retail establishments be remediated to be…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

FinCEN's Busy August Yields Noteworthy Anti-Money Laundering Developments

August was a busy month for the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Among other initiatives, FinCEN issued its long-awaited proposed regulations on customer due diligence (CDD)…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

IRS Denies Exempt Status under Section 501(c)(4) For Too Much Political Activity

Earlier this year, while Washington was fixated on former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee Lois Lerner and her missing emails, her former employer quietly denied the application for exemption of an organization seeking…more
| Elections & Politics, Taxation, Nonprofit Law

New Bill Expands Illinois Human Rights Act's Pregnancy Protections

On August 26, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed House Bill 8, amending the Illinois Human Rights Act by placing new obligations on employers with respect to pregnant employees. The new changes take effect on January 1,…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Fake Affiliate Registrations Can Trigger RICO Claims

The Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) (18 U.S.C. § 1962) is a federal civil and criminal statute originally designed to thwart organized crime. It has been previously used to prosecute, among others, the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts

Massachusetts Court Awards Attorneys' Fees for In-House Counsel's Work: The State Is the Latest To Recognize Shifting of In-House Counsel Fees

In a question of first impression, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals recently held that trial court judges have discretion to award attorneys' fees for work performed by in-house counsel for claims brought under the state's…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts

OPR Proposes to Increase CEQA’s Costs, Complexity, and Litigation Risks with SB 743 Implementation

On August 6, 2014, the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) issued proposed revisions to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines implementing SB 743 – the Sacramento Kings arena bill – carried by…more
| Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation

Court Draws Line Against Union Hotel Boycotts: National Labor Relations Act Bans "Secondary Boycotts"

A recent decision of the federal appeals court in Chicago gave hotel operators some welcome protection against union-organized boycotts arising from a labor dispute. In that case, 520 S. Michigan Ave. Associates, Ltd. v. Unite…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts

New Jersey Supreme Court Officially Adopts Common Interest Doctrine - This Opinion Is Consistent with Those in Other States and Follows the Current Trend

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that, for the first time in New Jersey, expressly adopted the "common interest doctrine." The July 21, 2014, opinion provided confidentiality protections for…more
| Civil Procedure, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

FinCEN Advisory to US Financial Institutions: Create Culture of Compliance - Senior Management, Leadership and Owners of Financial Institutions in All Industry Sectors Are Affected

On Aug. 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued FIN-2014-A007 (the "Advisory"). Among other things, the Advisory highlights the importance of maintaining a strong…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Issuance of the Mexican Secondary Laws in Connection with the Constitutional Energy Reform

As of Aug. 11, 2014, all the secondary laws pertaining to the Mexican Energy Reform (published Dec. 20, 2013), were published in the Mexican Official Gazette. The scope of the secondary laws published on Aug. 11, 2014,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade
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