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|#HARASSMENT: EEOC Addresses Potential Issues with the Use of Social Media in the Workplace|
Kellen J. Mathews; Adams and Reese LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 26, 2014On March 12, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) convened a meeting to gather information about the growing use of social media and how it impacts the laws that the agency enforces. Of particular interest to this panel which consisted of top EEOC lawyers,...
|Obama Administration Further Delays Employer Mandate|
Allison T. Jones; Adams Reese LLP;
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014The Obama administration has partially delayed implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) “employer mandate” for a second time. The Treasury Department issued final regulations on February 10 giving medium-sized employers an extra year to become compliant with the employer...
|“Additional Insureds” Are Not Always Afforded Coverage for Defect Claims|
Jack R. Dodson; Adams and Reese LLP;
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014If you thought that getting your company identified as an additional insured on your subcontractor’s insurance policy was sufficient to provide you with the same insurance coverage that the subcontractor is getting, think again. Depending on the policy language, the general contractor or...
|Closing the Chapter 7 Loophole for High Income Debtors|
Jamie W. Olinto, John T. Rogerson; Adams and Reese LLP;
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014Heralded by debtor’s attorneys as “a wonderful loophole” in the Bankruptcy Code, a debtor who has primarily business, rather than consumer, debts can qualify for a speedy Chapter 7 discharge despite a high earning capacity that would permit the debtor to repay some, or even all,...
|Condominium Warranties Do Not Apply to some Florida Projects Built for Rental Housing|
V. James Dickson; Adams and Reese LLP;
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 18, 2014Florida’s Condominium Statutes provide unit owners with express statutory warranties from a Project Developer and Contractors that perform construction services. See F.S. 713.203. Such warranties have been the source of much litigation in Florida over construction defects. Many Developers...
|Banking Bulletin: Regulators To Mandate Amendments To Tax Allocation Agreements|
Richard L. Pearlman; Adams Reese LLP;
February 6, 2014, previously published on January 23, 2014On December 19, 2013, the Federal Reserve, OCC, and FDIC issued a Proposed Addendum to the Interagency Policy Statement on Income Tax Allocation in a Holding Company Structure. The agencies are currently soliciting comments, but we expect the Addendum to be adopted substantially as proposed.
|Banking Bulletin: New Year Brings New Mortgage Regulations|
Paul M. Phillips; Adams and Reese LLP;
February 4, 2014, previously published on January 13, 2014The Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans (HPML) Appraisal Rule, part of Regulation Z, goes into effect on January 18th of this year. At that time, many lenders will begin using the exemption relating to “certain streamlined refinancings” in order to avoid the implications of the HPML Appraisal...
|OSHA Releases New Tools For Hospital Safety|
John D. Surma; Adams and Reese LLP;
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 16, 2014Over the years, the US Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) has focused attention on healthcare workers and the safety issues they face in a variety of ways. In 1999 OSHA proposed implementation of an “ergonomics standard,” intended to...