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Worker Classification Task Force Established in Virginia

On August 14, 2014, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 24 to establish an inter-agency task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud. The task force is a response to a 2012 report of the Joint…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Proposed Rules Published on Dodd-Frank Changes to Home Mortgage Disclosure Regulations

On August 29, 2014, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the “Bureau”) issued a proposed rule and request for public comment on changes to its Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure) to implement changes to the Home…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

Southeast State & Local Tax: Important Developments - August 2014

The Williams Mullen Southeast State and Local Tax (SESALT) team is pleased to provide you with a comprehensive recap of important tax developments around the Southeast…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

FRB Issues Proposed Rules to Repeal Regulation AA, as Required by Dodd-Frank

On Wednesday, August 27, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Board”) published in the Federal Register proposed rules and a request for public comment to repeal its Regulation AA (Unfair or Deceptive Acts…more
| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Virginia Tax Department Changes Conservation Easement Tax Credit Procedures

The Virginia Department of Taxation (“Tax”) is modifying its procedures for issuing land preservation tax credits and is trying to improve its customer service. At a meeting hosted by Molly Ward, Virginia Secretary of Natural…more
| Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Sharpening the Blue Pencil: NC Court of Appeals Allows Buyer and Seller to Authorize Trial Court Reformation of Non-Competes Arising from the Sale of a Business

With its split decision in Beverage Systems of the Carolinas, LLC v. Associated Beverage Repair, LLC, et al. (No. COA14-185), the North Carolina Court of Appeals has created a new question about the universal application of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Defeating Class Certification: Halliburton II Ruling Impacts Securities Class Action Issues

In its June 23, 2014 opinion in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (“Halliburton II”), the United States Supreme Court addressed two securities class action issues: 1. It affirmed the validity of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Business Torts, Securities Law

Another Hoop For Government Contractors: The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

On Thursday, July 31, 2014, President Obama signed another in a series of recent Executive Orders targeting employment practices of federal government contractors and subcontractors. Under the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces”…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Second Amendment Rights “Out the Door” in D.C.

Despite what might be implied by this article’s title, Second Amendment rights have actually expanded in D.C. recently. Last month, in Palmer v. District of Columbia __F. Supp.2d__ (2014); 2014 WL 3702854 (D.D.C. July 24, 2014),…more
| Constitutional Law

Fourth Circuit Adopts More Demanding Test for Exercise of Objective Prudence by Retirement Plan Fiduciaries -Tatum v. RJR Pension Investment Committee

In the latest ruling in a long-running battle arising from company stock fund divestments, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has underscored the importance of procedural prudence in the management of plan assets…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Securities Law

Southeast State & Local Tax: Important Developments - July 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, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

President Obama Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order that prohibits the federal government and private federal government contractors from discriminating against applicants and employees based on sexual orientation and…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

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
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