Document(s) published by this organization: 32
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|Confusion Surrounds the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act|
Tara E. Nauful, Jamie W. Olinto; Adams and Reese LLP;
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 20, 2015The United States Supreme Court recently declined to review Crawford v. LVNV Funding, LLC, 758 F.3d 1254, 1257 (11th Cir. 2014) cert. denied, No. 14-858, 2015 WL 246891 (U.S. Apr. 20, 2015), an Eleventh Circuit decision that created a split amongst the circuits on the issue of the applicability of...
|The FFIEC Warns Financial Institutions of the Dangers of Cyberattacks Involving Destructive Malware|
Paul A. Carrubba, Jack Pringle; Adams and Reese LLP;
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015On March 30th, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued two Joint Statements1 on behalf of its members2 to warn financial institutions about the threats posed to various credentials by cyberattacks involving “destructive malware.”
|OSHA Issues New Definition for Whistleblower Activity|
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 15, 2015In the past several months, we circulated several client alerts relative to a change in the definition of “whistleblower” and what constitutes a protected whistleblowing activity under Section 11(C) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. We also described what can be described as...
|Louisiana Business Corporation Act|
John F. Lyle; Adams and Reese LLP;
March 10, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015Effective 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...
|Is 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;
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015The 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’...
|Mexico’s Energy Reforms - Round 1 Update: More Participating Companies|
Derek José Anchondo; Adams and Reese LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015As 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.
|ISO Adopts Standard for Privacy in the Cloud|
Jaimmé A. Collins, Jack Pringle; Adams and Reese LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014The 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...
|Fifth Circuit Upholds “Seamen” Exemption and Dismisses “Day-Rate” FLSA Collective Action Suit.|
Kyle L. Potts, Laurie Briggs Young; Adams and Reese LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2014A 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...
|Oil Production, Storage Facilities Must Maintain Spill Prevention and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans|
V. James Dickson; Adams and Reese LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015Small 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...
|Mexico Energy Law - Round 1 Update|
Derek José Anchondo; Adams and Reese LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015According 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...