Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Court Decision Raises Questions for Employers Affected by Acting NLRB General Counsel Solomon

In a continuing series of challenges to the president’s authority to appoint positions at the National Labor Relations Board, former General Counsel Lafe Solomon was recently declared to have unlawfully filled the position for…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Tax Increment Financing Implementation Changes Coming Soon

As many of you who are involved in developing projects in urban renewal or downtown development areas know, the principal method for financing such projects is tax increment financing (TIF). Tax increment financing is…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Clean Power Plan Outlook: What to Expect in the Short, Medium and Long Term

Today, President Obama released the Clean Power Plan (CPP), new regulations that limit carbon emissions from both new and existing power plants. The rules will have a real impact on the way electricity is generated and the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Waters of the United States Are Not What You’d Expect

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ new rule defining “waters of the United States” covered by the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) provides a good example of what can happen when a simple term gets…more
| Agriculture, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

IRS Makes Significant Changes to Qualified Plan Determination Letter Program

The IRS has announced significant changes to its qualified plan determination letter program. These changes, which become effective January 1, 2017, impact individually-designed plans. Favorable determination letters give…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

New Regulations Will Allow Nevada Casinos to Offer Skill-Based Games

A new Nevada law and regulations could soon bring skill-based games like Call of Duty, Wii Sports Resort, Gran Turismo, Grand Theft Auto, HALO, and NBA 2K15 with play-for-cash elements to casino floors in Nevada. The new games…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

Senate Extends Employee Whistleblower Protection to Antitrust Violations

On July 16, 2015, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which has exclusive jurisdiction over federal antitrust laws, unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to extend federal whistleblower protections to employees who report…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Nevada Gaming Commission Nightclub Regulations Could Have an Impact Far Beyond Nightclubs

Nevada has a new law effective July 1, 2015, Senate Bill 38 (“SB 38”), ostensibly designed to address recurrent drug use, prostitution, sexual assault, and other crimes at Las Vegas’s night clubs and pool venues. But SB 38…more
| Administrative Law, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

Nevada’s 78th Legislative Session Closes with Important Reforms for Business

On June 1, 2015, Nevada’s 78th Legislative Session came to a final close with critical reforms for Nevada’s businesses. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Nevada Government Affairs team, Josh Hicks, Alisa Nave-Worth, Kandis…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Insurance

NLRB Rules Witness Statements No Longer Automatically Protected from Union Disclosure

On June 26, 2015, the NLRB (“Board”) overruled, in a case titled American Baptist Homes of the West, its 45-year old precedent regarding the discoverability of witness statements. When an employer is faced with workplace…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

New OSHA Inpatient Facility Review Guidance Focuses on Five Workplace Hazards

On June 25, 2015, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum regarding inpatient health care settings. The memorandum does not create new law. Rather, it provides guidance to OSHA compliance…more
| Health

Supreme Court Upholds Authority of Redistricting Commissions

This morning in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (“IRC”). The U.S…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

Trustee Alert – Health Plan Exclusion of Medical Marijuana

Due to changes in state marijuana laws, including medical and recreational use, health plan administrators are wondering whether they may be required to cover medical marijuana or whether a plan can or should exclude it from…more
| Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

King v. Burwell: The ACA Survives Second Supreme Court Challenge

The National The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) survived its second major legal challenge on June 25, 2015, when the United States Supreme Court ruled in King v. Burwell that federal tax subsidies designed to make individual health…more
| Insurance, Taxation

Study: One in Seven Colorado Adults Use Marijuana

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports that roughly one in seven, or 13.5 percent of adults in Colorado currently use marijuana. In addition, nearly half the adult population of Colorado, 48.9 percent,…more
| Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law
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