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EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

Most employers are generally familiar with the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and its prohibition of employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related medical conditions. On July 14, 2014,…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Appellate Federal Court Overturns District Court Ruling; Federal Government Contractor Must Disclose Internal Investigation Documents In Whistleblower Lawsuit

In our current Williams Mullen Construction Industry News, the article titled “Federal Contractors” discussed a ruling on March 6, 2014 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordering a federal government…more
| Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

D.C. Circuit Rules That "Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies" Is Not Required For Violations of ERISA’S Statutory Guarantees: Stephens v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has joined five other federal circuits to rule that pension plan participants need not exhaust a plan’s internal remedial procedures before they file suit in…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

ESOP Fiduciaries Lose “Presumption of Prudence”

A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held last week that employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) investment in employer stock is not entitled to a special ERISA “presumption of prudence”. The decision provides important guidance for…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Securities Law

No Recess: Supreme Court Decision Invalidates Three 2012 NLRB Appointments and Narrows President’s Recess Appointment Powers

On June 26, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s purported “recess” appointments of three National Labor Relations Board members was an invalid exercise of executive power. The decision has…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Reliance on Professional Advice Avoids Valuation Penalty

In Whitehouse Hotel Ltd Partnership v. Commissioner, No. 13-60131 (6/11/2014), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Tax Court’s enforcement of a gross undervaluation penalty imposed on a taxpayer claiming a charitable…more
| Civil Procedure, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Williams Mullen Construction Industry Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2014

In This Issue: - CGL Insurance & Defects - No Sure Thing - Contract Quicksand - The Nuclear Option - Federal Contractors - Excerpt from CGL Insurance & Defects: Does Your Insurance Cover…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential, Government Contracting

CFPB Advises Consumer Lenders to Comply with Fair Lending Laws when Making Credit Exceptions

On May 22, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued an edition of its Supervisory Highlights that includes eight suggested steps to take to avoid fair lending violations when granting credit exceptions…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

The OFCCP Calls a Moratorium on Enforcement Activities Against TRICARE Providers

On May 7, 2014, a Directive of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) placed a five-year moratorium on enforcement activities regarding health care providers that are TRICARE subcontractors. TRICARE is the…more
| Civil Rights, Health, Government Contracting

What Trade Facilitation Is and Why It Matters

It was big news, at least in international trade circles. The World Trade Organization (“WTO”) finalized a Trade Facilitation Agreement (the “Agreement”) at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, on December 7, 2013…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Seventh Circuit Interprets ERISA’s Statute of Limitations for Fiduciary Breach: Fish v. GreatBanc Trust Company

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Fish v. GreatBanc Trust Company, No. 12-3330 (7th Cir. May 14, 2014), has issued a decision that clarifies the rules for suits for fiduciary breach under ERISA. The decision primarily…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Torts, Securities Law

CFPB Proposal May Eliminate Requirement to Mail Annual Privacy Notice

On May 7th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a proposed rule that would allow financial institutions to post annual privacy notices online, potentially eliminating the current requirement to provide each…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection

CFPB Proposes Amendments to Mortgage Rules

On April 30th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced certain limited amendments to the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule (“ATR/QM”) and the Servicing Rules which took effect in January of this year…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

New COBRA and CHIP Notices Highlight Affordable Care Act Marketplaces

The Department of Labor recently issued updated model COBRA continuation coverage and Childrens’ Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”) notices. Plan administrators should begin using the new notices immediately. …more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

Southeast State & Local Tax: Important Developments - April Update

The Williams Mullen Southeast State and Local Tax (SESALT) team is pleased to provide you with a comprehensive recap of recent legislation around the U.S. …more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation
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