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HTMLFive States Enact Laws: Franchisors Are Not "Joint Employers"
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 15, 2016, previously published on March 30, 2016
On March 22, 2016, Michigan joined Wisconsin, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee by amending its Franchise Investment Law to clarify that-unless the franchise agreement specifically states otherwise-a franchisee is considered the sole employer of workers to whom it pays wages or provides a benefit plan.

 

HTMLNew York's New 12-Week Paid Family Leave Law
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law new paid family leave legislation (“NYPFLL”) on April 4, 2016, which will be effective January 1, 2018. It is the most comprehensive family leave law in the United States and, once implemented, guarantees all New York employees, both...

 

HTMLFERC to Hold Technical Conference on Generator Interconnection Issues
Frederick J. Heinle, Dennis J. Hough; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on April 2016
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has scheduled a technical conference for May 13, 2016, to address potential revisions to its generator interconnection procedures and pro forma generator interconnection agreement. The technical conference presents the first opportunity for a...

 

HTMLRussia's Personal Data Localization Law: Expanding Enforcement
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016
Confusion and concern have surrounded Russia’s personal data localization law since it went into effect on September 1, 2015. The law mandates that data operators that collect personal data about Russian citizens “record, systematize, accumulate, store, amend, update and retrieve”...

 

HTMLEastern District of New York Holds That "Forced Vesting" of Title to Collateral Is an Impermissible Modification of a Secured Creditor's Rights
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on April 21, 2016
In In re Zair, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49032 (E.D.N.Y. Apr. 12, 2016), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York became the latest to take sides on the emerging issue of “forced vesting” through a chapter 13 plan. After analyzing Bankruptcy Code §§ 1322(b)(9)...

 

HTMLFederal Court Diversity Jurisdiction Involving Unincorporated REITs: REIT Citizenship Is Based on Citizenship of Its Shareholders
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on March 11, 2016
On March 7, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the citizenship of a Maryland real estate investment trust (“REIT”), for diversity jurisdiction purposes, is based on the citizenship of all its members, including its shareholders. In Americold Realty Trust v. ConAgra...

 

HTMLCalifornia Enacts $15 Minimum Wage
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on April 18, 2016
On April 4, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation progressively increasing the state minimum wage to $15.00 per hour, and indexing future increases to inflation. The bill staves off a more aggressive ballot measure that included a faster increase and contained no mechanism for...

 

HTMLFDA Proposed Rule on Fixed-Combination and Co-Packaged Drugs
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on March 16, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its proposed rule on fixed-combination and co-packaged drugs, which relates to both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drug products and to combinations of active ingredients under consideration for inclusion in an OTC monograph. The...

 

HTMLEnergy Sources—Following the Money
Seth V.D.H. Cooley; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on April 2016
On April 14, 2016, the United States Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved an energy and water funding bill that would appropriate $2 billion for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy programs (an amount equal to fiscal year 2016...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Invalidates Maryland Power Generation Incentive Program on Preemption Grounds
Phyllis J. Kessler; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on April 2016
On April 19, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing, LLC. In its opinion, authored by Justice Ginsburg, the Court rejected the attempt by the State of Maryland to incentivize the construction of new power plants through the use of a contract for differences. A...

 


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