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Miami, FL 33131, United States
Contact: Marlisa B. Serrano, Senior Media Relations Manager
Phone: 305.374.5600
Fax: 305.374.5095
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Areas of Practice
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Other U.S. Locations
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400+ Attorneys

California Finally Releases New Cannabis Regulations

California just released its much-anticipated proposed regulations for the state’s new legal cannabis marketplace. The proposed regulations, 274 pages in length, are broken into three broad categories: general licensure…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

Episode 28: Universal Basic Income – Not as Far Off as You May Think [Audio]

Matt Steinberg welcomes Hawaii State Representative, Chris Lee, who helped pass the first state law in support of universal basic income (“UBI”). Whether you are for or against it, the concept of UBI is straightforward – it is…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Fashion Forward

Defying the conventional wisdom that the future of retail is all in clicks, luxury retailers are betting big on brick and mortar in upscale urban markets. Coined “high street retail,” designer brands and urban developers are…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Disabled Access: A Chance to Fix Your Premises Before Being Sued?

New legislation seeks to level the playing field for businesses that have been targeted by “drive-by” claims alleging discrimination by customers with disabilities who may have never even gone to visit the place of public…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Episode 26: Talking Tax Reform and Executive Comp [Audio]

Don’t let the episode title scare you away! Matt welcomes colleague Leanne Reagan to discuss how the House’s proposed tax reform bill impacts compensation arrangements and how, if passed into law, it could completely…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Risks And Costs Of Using PTO Buckets In A Paid Leave Statute World

With a growing number of states and cities implementing paid sick leave statutes, employers with PTO policies may be wondering whether it still makes sense to bundle different types of time off – sick, personal, and vacation –…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Tax Reform Guts Executive Compensation Benefits

On November 2, 2017, United States Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act), the Trump Administration’s much-heralded tax reform effort. In…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

Just A Tip: DOL One Step Closer To Rescinding Tip Pooling Regulation

Good news for restaurant employers: the regulation that says tips belong to the employee – regardless of whether the employer takes the tip credit or pays the full minimum wage — may soon be history. Last week, the Department of…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Episode 25: EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum Part II: Other Emerging EEOC Trends + Takeaways [Audio]

Matt Steinberg welcomes EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum for the second half of their wide-ranging conversation where Matt and Commissioner Feldblum discuss federal protection of employment-related LGBT rights, how the DOJ’s…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The New Interview Taboo: Salary History Inquiries

Inquiries employers may make concerning job applicants have been under close scrutiny. Many states and cities already limit an employer’s ability to use or inquire about an applicant’s credit or criminal history. Now add salary…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

TTAB Seals Fate of Trade Dress Claims for Design Covered By Utility Patent

It is natural for manufacturers to seek to widen their intellectual property protection. In the seminal case TrafFix Devices, Inc. v. Marketing Displays, Inc., 532 US 23 (2001), the Supreme Court struck down the plaintiff’s…more
 /  Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Episode 24: EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum Part I: Employers' "Superstar Harassment" Problem [Audio]

Amidst seemingly endless sexual harassment headlines, Matt Steinberg welcomes EEOC Commissioner, Chai Feldblum, to discuss the "Superstar Harasser" epidemic. The discussion will explore what companies can do to prevent and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Slippery Slope Fraud Scheme Crumbles Under Mountain of Evidence

U.S. immigration policy continues to be a subject of national debate, but almost everyone agrees that the EB-5 visa program has been a win-win for immigrants and the U.S. economy. Under the EB-5 program, foreign nationals can…more
 /  Immigration Law

SEC Proposes Rules To Modernize And Simplify Certain Disclosure Requirements In Regulation S-K And Related Rules And Forms

On October 11, 2017, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (the Commission) proposed amendments to simplify and modernize the disclosure obligation of public companies in an effort to reduce costs and burdens on registrants,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Protected Conduct or Hate Speech? Managing Diverse Viewpoints in the Workplace

Recent events have underscored the difficulties employers face in managing diverse workforces in which employees hold a wide-range of political perspectives. The mere discussion of the news of the day can create divisive…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
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