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|Environmental Regulation and Investor State Dispute Settlement Clauses - OceanaGold and El Salvador|
Jillian C. Bunyan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014Investor state dispute settlement ("ISDS") clauses in bilateral and regional investment treaties enable foreign corporations to sue a host country regarding regulations, policies, or court decisions. ISDS clauses were originally included in trade agreements and investment treaties in...
|Maryland Proposes Contamination Reporting Rules Triggered by Concentration (not Quantity): Routine Transactional Due Diligence Could Pose a Problem|
David G. Mandelbaum; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014On October 31, the Maryland Department of the Environment ("MDE") published a proposed regulation calling for reporting of hazardous substances found in the environment - that is, site contamination. A routine investigation of real estate could trigger this obligation because the...
|Supreme Court Holds Time Spent Participating In Security Screenings Not Compensable Work Time Under FLSA|
Laurent Badoux, Christiana L. Signs; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014The Supreme Court held yesterday that activities that occur before or after a work shift are not compensable unless they are "intrinsic" to employees’ principal work duties, i.e., doing away with the activities would mean employees could not do the jobs they were hired to do....
|CERCLA Preemption of State Law Contribution Claims under Pennsylvania HSCA|
David G. Mandelbaum; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014The federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) allows private parties that incur cleanup costs to reallocate those costs to others through a cost recovery claim under section 107(a)(1-4)(B) or a contribution claim under section 113(f)(1) or...
|Proposed Pretreatment Standards for Dentists|
Caleb J. Holmes; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has proposed standards for pretreatment of water that goes down the drain at a dentist’s office. The proposed rule, would require dental practices to meet technology-based pretreatment standards pursuant to the Clean Water...
|ICE Seeks Comments on F-1 ‘Pathway Programs’|
Matthew Galati, Christian A. Triantaphyllis; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued draft guidance (1210-03) that is of particular note to colleges and universities enrolling foreign students into “pathway programs”. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)...
|France Lessens Work Authorization Application Burden for Master II Level Applicants|
Matthew Galati; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 15, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014Master’s Degree students in France who are reaching the end of their programs no longer need to apply for A.P.S. (“Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour”) at least four months in advance, a major relaxation of administrative burdens on foreign students and employers alike.
|Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed|
H. Hamilton Hackney, Laura McAllister Cox, Christopher H. Milton, Martha A. Sabol, Jamey L. Tesler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014In a widely anticipated ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC), the State’s highest court, issued a unanimous decision on June 24, 2014 requiring the Attorney General to certify for the November ballot a petition seeking to prohibit casino and slots gambling and abolish...
|New Bill Seeks to Combat Theft of Trade Secrets, Protect Jobs|
Johnine P. Barnes, Mariana Gaxiola; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 14, 2014, previously published on May 06, 20014On April 29, 2014, Senator Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced legislation to provide a federal cause of action to curtail the estimated $160 billion to $480 billion currently being lost by U.S. companies as a result of trade secret theft each year. The...
|Will Your Company Be Wearing New SOX? - Supreme Court Expands Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection to Employees of Privately-Held Companies|
Robert M. Goldich, Michael J. Slocum; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 11, 2014In a highly-anticipated decision having far-ranging impact for privately owned employers, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the whistleblower protections under § 1514A of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) extend not only to employees of publicly-held companies, but also to the employees of...