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HTMLThe U.S. and China Agree to Extend Visas for Short-Term Business Travelers, Tourists, and Students
John A. Connelly, Jeffrey W. Pitts; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on December 2014
Action Item: Chinese and U.S. citizen business travelers, as well as trainees and students, should consider applying for the now available longer validity period visa.

 

HTMLNew Jones Act Enforcement Initiative
Jeanne M. Grasso, Dana S. Merkel, Patricia M. O'Neill, Matthew J. Thomas, Jonathan K. Waldron; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on November 2014
Action Item: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) issued a Notice to the Area Port of New Orleans Trade Community on November 12, 2014, announcing electronic online reporting of possible Jones Act violations. Owners and operators of vessels engaged in OCS activities are encouraged...

 

HTMLMore Than Amnesty - How Obama’s Executive Action Will Impact Your Business and Foreign Workers
John A. Connelly, Jeffrey W. Pitts; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on November 2014
Action Item: Employers and investors should identify how their business and workforce may benefit from the wide range of business immigration changes that will follow President Obama's announcement.

 

HTMLPUC Decision on Mariner East Pipeline Opens Door to the Region Becoming a World Energy and Jobs Hub
Michael L. Krancer, Christopher A. Lewis, Frank L. Tamulonis; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on November 2014
Action Item: The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s decision validating Sunoco Pipeline’s Mariner East natural gas liquids pipeline project as a public utility delivering important public benefits will have far-reaching and longstanding benefits to the nation and especially to the...

 

HTMLGovernment Kills Aggressive ACA Employer Planning Technique
Barry L. Klein; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on November 2014
Action Item: The government has struck down an important Affordable Care Act planning technique: so-called “middle” or “minimum value” plans. Employers that have implemented such plans or are significantly down the road on implementing such plans should contact us...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Bankruptcy Court Holds that Mortgage was No Longer Enforceable and Borrower was Entitled to a “Free House”
Edward W. Chang, Francis X. Crowley, Kevin C. Rakowski, Wayne Streibich; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on November 2014
Action Item: In light of this decision, lenders should ensure that foreclosures in New Jersey are filed within six years of the date of default. Failure to file a foreclosure within six years may cause the action to be barred by the statute of limitations.

 

HTMLEEOC Casts Uncertainty on Popular Wellness Programs
Nancy Oliphant Ryan; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on November 2014
Action Item: Employers with wellness programs that involve higher premiums or other increased cost-sharing for employees who do not participate should contact us immediately to discuss their wellness strategies and to assess their compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

HTMLU.S. Regulatory Update-Final Rules: Credit Risk Retention for CLOS
Grant E. Buerstetta, Jaiho Cho; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 2014
Call to Action: The final risk retention rules will change the status quo for nearly all CLO managers beginning in the fourth quarter of 2016. All managers should begin assessing whether and how they will comply with the final rules once they come into effect and monitor ongoing market developments...

 

HTMLWhat Employers Need To Know About Ebola
Stephanie Gantman Kaplan; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
Call to Action: It is critical that employers begin to consider the important issues that the Ebola outbreak raises about preparedness, protocols and workplace safety in order to be ready for any potential outcome. This is not a time for panic, but rather employers should be monitoring the...

 

HTMLCourt Decisions in the U.S. and China Bolster Law Enforcement’s Ability to Prosecute Global Corporate Corruption
Rither Alabre, Mayling C. Blanco, Carlos F. Ortiz, Shawn M. Wright; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 2014
Call to Action: Given the aggressive anti-corruption investigations in the U.S. and abroad, companies are well advised to adequately develop and implement a robust compliance program, including substantial internal controls, and conduct a thorough risk analysis as they begin or continue operating...

 


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