The U.S. Commerce Department recently announced its plan to transition oversight of the non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which manages Internet domain names and addresses, to a…more
Recently enacted legislation provides clarity and relief to Michigan municipalities poised to suffer revenue loss as a result of personal property tax reform legislation enacted in 2012. On March 28 and April 1, 2014, the…more
President Barack Obama took steps towards erasing pay disparity between genders on Tuesday by signing an Executive Order and Presidential Memorandum focusing on fair pay. The executive actions coincide with April 8 being deemed…more
Northwestern University scholarship football players are employees of the university for the purposes of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), NLRB Chicago Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr held on Wednesday.
After years of anticipation and delay, the Polish government has finally taken significant steps forward in opening up the shale gas industry in Poland. Either fortuitously or intentionally, this comes just in time. The E.U…more
New overtime rules likely to be issued by the Obama Administration would make more executive or managerial employees eligible for overtime pay under FLSA.
Under the current federal rules, executive or managerial…more
The recent developments in Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of Crimea are not only politically significant, but have a real potential to alter global trading relationships for years to come. As events continue to unfold in…more
The Michigan Legislature passed long-awaited changes to Michigan’s alcohol laws with overwhelming support on Wednesday, and the bills are expected to be signed by the Gov. Rick Snyder. These changes will allow Michigan’s already…more
Corporate whistleblower protections provided to employees of publicly traded companies by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act also extend to employees of the companies’ private contractors, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 4, 2014. The…more
Last fall, the federal Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued new rules (Rule) regulating municipal advisors and underwriters, now scheduled to become effective July 1, 2014.
In 2010, President Obama signed into law…more
On January 9, 2014 the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) issued proposed Rule G-42 on the standards of conduct and duties of municipal advisors when engaging in municipal advisory activities other than making…more
Employment and labor lawyer Richard Warren discusses how employers can better protect one of their most valuable assets—their trade secrets…more
Recent changes to the Michigan Election Law will require municipalities and school districts to certify ballot language two weeks earlier than previously required.
Michigan Public Act 253 of 2013, which amends the…more
The Securities and Exchange Commission is incorporating economic and technology-based data analytics and statistical analyses to support its regulatory functions, SEC Chair Mary Jo White revealed at the 43rd annual “The SEC…more
Protecting a trademark can often create as many new problems for a brand owner as it solves, if not handled properly.
Recently, King.com, owner of the popular game app Candy Crush Saga, received an avalanche of negative…more
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