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HTMLLouisiana Business Corporation Act
John F. Lyle; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, Louisiana adopted the Louisiana Business Corporation Act (“Louisiana BCA”), which was drafted by Louisiana Law Institute’s Corporations Committee and replaces Louisiana’s Business Corporation Law. The Louisiana BCA is based on the Model Business...

 

HTMLImmigration Innovation: Will the H-1b Cap Be Raised this Year?
April A. (Caminez) Bentley; Adams Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
On January 13, 2015, a bipartisan group of Senators lead by U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R- Utah) introduced the Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) Act of 2015. The I-Squared bill will increase the general cap on H-1B visas from 65,000 to 115,000. The bill also will allow the annual cap...

 

HTMLOil Production, Storage Facilities Must Maintain Spill Prevention and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
V. James Dickson; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
Small oil production and storage facilities often overlook their obligations to develop and implement oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans. These requirements have been issued by the USEPA under the authority of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA). The...

 

HTMLMexico’s Energy Reforms - Round 1 Update: More Participating Companies
Derek José Anchondo; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015
As an additional update to the bulletin published on 2 February 2015, we are sending this follow up regarding additional companies participating in Mexico’s Licensing Round 1 shallow water oil and gas tender.

 

HTMLISO Adopts Standard for Privacy in the Cloud
Jaimmé A. Collins, Jack Pringle; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
The use of public cloud computing services- broadly defined as contracting with another company for the provision of computing resources (networks, storage, applications, and services), offers many potential benefits for businesses, among them economies of scale, lower capital costs, and improved...

 

HTMLIs Your Company Prepared? Proposed Rule Changes Targeting Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Gender Identity and Gender Norms
M. Scott Jones; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a proposed rule change that would rescind the existing Sex Discrimination Guidelines found at 41 C.F.R. part 60-20 and replace those provisions with new rules regarding current workplace practices as they pertain to federal contractors’...

 

HTMLFifth Circuit Upholds “Seamen” Exemption and Dismisses “Day-Rate” FLSA Collective Action Suit.
Kyle L. Potts, Laurie Briggs Young; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2014
A wave of FLSA collective (class) actions have been filed against scores of marine shipping and towing companies in the Gulf States for violation of the FLSA. Specifically, these suits claim that the commonly used “day-rate” pay system used for tankermen is improper and the employers...

 

HTMLMexico Energy Law - Round 1 Update
Derek José Anchondo; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015
According to the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (e.g., the National Hydrocarbons Commission; “CNH”), as of Thursday, January 28th, 2015, twenty-three (23) companies have requested access to the data rooms from CNH in preparation for Mexico’s Licensing Round 1 shallow...

 

HTMLPresident Obama to Take Executive Action Allowing Millions of Undocumented Immigrants to Stay and Work in the U.S. Legally
April A. (Caminez) Bentley; Adams Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014
Last night President Obama addressed the nation to layout a series of executive actions he is taking to fix the United States' immigration system that everybody recognizes is broken. While such action will not have the permanent force of law because the President does not have the power to create...

 

HTMLFifth Circuit Rules on McBride
Kyle L. Potts; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014
The Fifth Circuit issued its en banc decision in Estis v. McBride Well Service, LLC, No. 12-30714 (5th Cir. September 25, 2014) and ruled that a Jones Act seaman’s recovery is limited to pecuniary losses where liability is predicated on the Jones Act or unseaworthiness. Because punitive...

 


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