What Are the Drastic Ramifications of the New York State Anti-Money Laundering Actions and Penalty Enforcement?
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
The New Normal: Taking Responsibility for Your Vendors
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently upheld a summary judgment decision granted in favor of the US Securities and Exchange Commission against three former GlobeTel Communications Corp. (GlobeTel)...more
In February 2014, the U.S. government imposed a US$115,000 penalty against Intevac, Inc., for alleged export control violations. The government's enforcement action against Intevac reflects far-reaching positions on...more
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The Federal Court of Australia (Federal Court) has held that late payment fees charged by a bank to its credit card customers were unlawful penalties.
Paciocco v ANZ  FCA 35...more
Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. Failure to comply with these deadlines can result in costly penalties and excise taxes. To...more
In This Presentation:
- Current State Of Health Care Reform
- How Long are the Obamacare Regulations?
- Delayed . . .
- Not Delayed . . .
- The New Model for Health Insurance Coverage
As regularly reported in the news, the crackdown on employers by the federal government continues. If your company is targeted and I-9 violations are discovered, fines for simple paperwork violations, even if no undocumented...more
On December 3, 2013, the United States Supreme Court in U.S. v. Woods, 112 AFTR 2d 2013-6974, resolved a split in the circuits when it held that the § 6662(h) valuation misstatement penalty applies when deductions are denied...more
Occasionally employers who act as the plan sponsor of a group health plan discover that they have neglected to send a “COBRA notice” to an employee who has been terminated. Recent Federal Court decisions within the Eighth...more
In This Issue:
Ringing in the New Year: Issues from 2013 That Will Likely Impact 2014; Upcoming Speaking Engagements; Defending Against Penalties; and Dueling “Doing Business” Interstate-Commerce Exemptions:...more
Beginning January 1, 2015, the large employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that all full-time employees be offered minimum essential, affordable coverage. Penalties will be assessed for each month that a...more
In its recent decision in Cox Operating v. St. Paul Surplus Lines Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3140 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 10, 2014), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas had occasion to consider...more
2013 was a significant year for the UK regulatory landscape. National and international regulators continued to address the issues identified by the financial crisis in addition to responding to the LIBOR scandal with...more
We can add one more “oops” to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) repertoire of “oopses.” I am reminded of Captain Edward Smith when he banged the Titanic into an iceberg. Talk about an “oops” moment. Not to...more
In California, the New Year means new laws and regulations for California employers. Below we summarize new legislation that will affect employers doing business in California beginning January 1, 2014, unless otherwise...more
Japanese Government Tightens Insider Trading Regulations. On June 12, 2013, the Japanese Diet passed an amendment to the Japanese Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, including enhancements of many insider trading...more
On December 3, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and held that (1) a federal district court in a partnership-level proceeding had jurisdiction to determine the...more
The current version of Labor Code section 226.7 provides a penalty of one hour's pay for each day that an employee is required to work during any required meal or rest period. Cal-OSHA regulations require employers of certain...more
Under amendments to the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act of 2011 that took effect in late October, employers must now timely and adequately respond to a state unemployment agency’s information request about an employee’s...more
Mexican Federal Congress Approves Important Constitutional Energy Reform Bill -
Energy Legal Blog, December 13, 2013 -
As we previously reported, on August 12, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto...more
On December 11, the FCA published a final notice to Lloyds Banking Group in which it was fined a record GBP £28 million. The fine was imposed for “serious failings” in its sales practices, the largest UK regulatory penalty...more
Today, December 18, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to e-Biofuels, LLC and its parent company Imperial Petroleum,...more
A recent report revealed that a member of the Fernley (Nevada) Youth Football League board of directors allegedly embezzled more than $24,000, and law enforcement has opened a criminal investigation into the matter. A...more
It's December, and human resources professionals and law departments are reflecting on the issues addressed in 2013 and giving thanks for incident-free holiday parties. But the big question is this: What issues should get...more
A default judgment secured in U.S. v. Biassi Business Services Inc., D.D.C. may be indicative of a more aggressive Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) enforcement policy, and the U.S. Attorney's Office is considering pursuing...more
On October 12, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 496, which, along with two other new laws (SB 666 and AB 263), expands protections for whistleblowers in California by significantly altering California...more
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