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HTMLDepartment of Labor Addresses Employee Misclassification in Recent Guidance
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 20, 2015
On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor's Division of Wage and Hour issued guidance aimed at curtailing the misclassification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The sweeping conclusion at the heart of the DOL's guidance is that "most...

 

HTMLNAIC Summer 2015 Meeting: ORSA and Confidentiality
Alice T. Kane, Hugh T. McCormick; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015
The Summer 2015 Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the “NAIC”), which concluded on August 18, saw further developments on issues that Duane Morris has been following. This Alert discusses the controversy over confidentiality of the details of the reports...

 

HTMLRecent Georgia Case Illustrates How Not Filing a Tax Bulk Sales Notice in an Asset Purchase Can Be Costly to the Buyer
Stanley R. Kaminski; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 28, 2015
Virtually every state has a tax bulk sales provision that requires buyers of business assets to file a notice with the state of any purchase of business assets outside the ordinary course of business. This means that every bulk asset sale of a business has to be reported by the buyer for those...

 

HTMLStudent Data Protection in an Era of Education Technology Innovation
Katherine D. Brodie, Michelle Hon Donovan, Alison Haddock Hutton; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 7, 2015
Consensus regarding how and whether to increase federal mandates and penalties concerning protection of PII has not yet been reached, but awareness exists that student PII, whether for K-12 students or older, is becoming increasingly vulnerable to unauthorized disclosure or misuse, in particular...

 

HTMLNLRB Abandons Well-Established Joint-Employer Standard
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015
On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or "the Board") issued a 3-2 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., d/b/a BFI Newby Island Recyclery (32-RC-109684) that changes the well-established joint-employer standard, eliminating the requirement that...

 

HTMLEPA Proposes New Emission Rules Affecting the Oil and Natural Gas Industries
Sheila Slocum Hollis; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 19, 2015
On August 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took another step in its bid to address climate change by issuing proposed rules aimed at reducing methane emissions.[1] By their nature, the proposed rules will predominantly impact the oil and natural gas industries and come on...

 

HTMLThird Circuit Rules That Plan Must Give Notice of Limitations Period
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015
In Mirza v. Insurance Administrator of America, Inc., the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that plan administrators must inform claimants of plan-imposed deadlines for judicial review in their notifications denying benefits. The decision imposes a new requirement on employers in the Third...

 

HTMLFERC Green-lights Puerto Rico Offshore LNG Import Terminal; Project's Ocean-Going Regasification Unit Is First of Its Kind Before the FERC
Sheila Slocum Hollis, Dennis J. Hough, Ilia Levitine; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 28, 2015
On July 24, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its authorization pursuant to Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act[1] for the siting, construction and operation of the Aguirre Offshore GasPort (GasPort),[2] subject to certain environmental and operational conditions. The...

 

HTMLADA Website Cases Filed in Federal Court in Pittsburgh, with More Likely to Follow
J. Colin Knisely; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 24, 2015
In the past three weeks, Pittsburgh-based law firm, Carlson Lynch, which was responsible for filing hundreds of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ATM class action lawsuits nationwide, has filed four ADA website lawsuits in federal district court in Pittsburgh. One of the lawsuits was filed...

 

HTMLA.P. Shah Committee Recommends MAT Relief for Foreign Portfolio Investors
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 24, 2015
Since we published our Duane Morris Alert on 19 June 2015 reviewing the Indian Government’s applicability of minimum alternate tax (MAT) on foreign portfolio investors (FPIs), the A.P. Shah committee has recommended to the Finance Ministry that MAT should not be imposed on FPIs for the period...

 


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