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HTMLDepartment of Labor's "Persuader" Rule Greatly Expands Employers' Reporting Requirements
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016
On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule regarding “persuader” activity, nearly five years after its initial proposed rule and despite vigorous opposition from the American Bar Association, 13 state attorneys general, numerous trade associations and...

 

HTMLNew BLM Guidelines Establish Mitigation Fees for Solar Projects on Public Lands in Southwestern United States
Phyllis J. Kessler; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on April 2016
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) expanded its roadmap for development of solar projects on government land by releasing new guidelines on March 2, 2016. The new guidelines expand the federal government¿s approach to its Western Solar Plan, which commenced in 2012.

 

HTMLNew Paid Leave Laws Taking Effect in San Francisco and Across California
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on May 11, 2016
California is once again at the forefront of increasing employee benefits-likely bringing joy and relief to employees with new babies but concern to many employers. Just weeks after increasing California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour (See our April 18, 2016 Duane Morris Alert), the Golden...

 

HTMLU.S. Department of Justice Announces New FCPA Pilot Program Designed to Encourage Companies to Self-Report Bribery
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016
On April 5, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Fraud Section, announced a series of bold steps to encourage companies to come forward and disclose their wrongdoing in the anti-corruption arena. While this likely ensures that the wave of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases and...

 

HTMLFederal Trade Secret Law Gives Businesses New Means to Protect Their Rights
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on May 11, 2016
Today, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“the DTSA”) after its near-unanimous passage by both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in April 2016. Effective immediately, the DTSA grants trade secret owners a private right of action with a...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Contractors May Not Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016
Citing the need to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the executive branch of state government, on April 7, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Executive Order No. 2016-05, which prohibits private organizations that contract with or are...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Strengthens Protections for Criminal Defendants' Right to Counsel in the Federal Courts
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016
On March 30, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees a defendant’s right to access his or her funds that are untainted by any criminal conduct to pay for counsel. In Luis v. United States, 578 U.S.---(2016), the Supreme Court...

 

HTMLFDA Implements Expedited Review of ANDA Submissions for "Sole-source" Drug Products
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated its Manual of Policies and Procedures (MAPP) 5240.3 on Prioritization of the Review of Original ANDAs, Amendments and Supplements to Revision 2, adding a new category of expedited review of abbreviated new drug application (ANDA)...

 

HTMLMust Employers Provide "Reasonable Accommodation" for Disability of a Worker's Family Member? California Court of Appeal Says, "Yes"
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016
This week, a California Court of Appeal concluded that an employer may have an obligation to provide “reasonable accommodation” for the disability of a worker’s family member. In Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, B261165 and B262524 (Los Angeles County Superior Court...

 

HTMLLong-Term Solar Outlook Remains Strong in Spite of SunEdison, Abengoa Troubles
Frederick J. Heinle; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on April 2016
The recent financial difficulties for solar developers SunEdison and Abengoa have made headlines and raised questions of whether they foreshadow tough times for the industry as a whole. SunEdison, which has not been profitable in more than five years, faces, in the words of its yield co, a...

 


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