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|Get Ready for Even Quicker ‘Quickie’ Elections - NLRB Abandons Requirement for Signed Authorization Cards|
Justin F. Keith, Todd D. Wozniak; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 4, 2015, previously published on September 3, 2015As we’ve previously reported, on April 14, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) implemented new union election rules (Election Rules), which made significant changes to the Board’s procedures for processing election petitions, holding hearings, and conducting...
|Eleventh Circuit: Enhanced TILA Disclosure and Remedies Not Applicable to UCC Article 9 Fixture Filers, As No Security Interest Created in Consumers’ Homes|
Murray B. Silverstein, Jonathan S. Tannen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015The Eleventh Circuit recently ruled that fixture filings do not expose lenders to the enhanced disclosure requirements or remedies of the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA), holding that a security interest in goods-even if the goods are deemed fixtures-does not extend to consumers’ homes.
|NLRB Expands Joint Employer Standard in Browning-Ferris Decision|
Jamie R. Adams, Charles S. Birenbaum; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015Recently, the National Labor Relations Board made sweeping changes to its “joint employer” standard, announcing a new test that will surely lead to more findings of joint employment relationships under the National Labor Relations Act. Under the new standard announced in Browning-Ferris...
|Uncertainty Continues for the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Regime After D.C. Circuit Confirms First Amendment Violation|
Barbara A. Jones; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015On August 18, 2015, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in a 2-1 decision upheld its April 2014 ruling in National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), et al., v. Securities and Exchange Commission, et al., that certain portions of the disclosure requirements...
|FERC ALJ Initial Decision Finds Manipulation in BP America, Inc., et al.|
Gregory K. Lawrence; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 19, 2015On May 15, 2014, FERC set a hearing to address whether BP violated FERC’s anti-manipulation rules and Section 4A of the NGA and to make certain factual findings regarding the application of the FERC’s Penalties Guidelines.1
|Tax Hedging Policies for Commodities Companies - How to Avoid an Expensive Foot Fault|
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 19, 2015Unless they are in the business of placing bets on the price of oil or gold, commodities companies have to hedge price risk. Miners, drillers, pipeline operators, refiners - while commodity prices may affect their business, these taxpayers are in the business of providing a service, rather than...
|California Locally Assessed Property Tax - 2015 Assessment Appeals|
Marvin A. Kirsner, Norman H. Lane, Bradley R. Marsh, Charles A. Simmons; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 18, 2015County Assessors across California believe that the property located in their counties is worth substantially more this year than it was last year. Each Assessor is required to prepare an annual assessment roll consisting of all taxable property in their county. In many counties, roll values...
|Tax Hedging Policies for Insurance Companies - How to Avoid an Expensive Foot Fault|
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 19, 2015Insurance companies are in the business of assuming risk for a fee. Fire, casualty, medical expenses, catastrophic weather events, interest rate fluctuations, portfolio crashes - all of these may be insured. In order to insulate themselves from the risks that they assume, insurers buy protection at...
|IRS Chief Counsel: CA Waiting Time Penalties Are Not Wages|
Koray J. Bulut, Bradley R. Marsh; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015For years now, Section 203 of the California Labor Code has required employers to pay a penalty for willful failure to provide a departing employee with their final wages on their last day of employment (or within 72 hours for employee who suddenly quit). The amount of this penalty, often referred...
|A Recent FCC Order May Require Financial Institutions and Healthcare Providers to Put Robocalls to Wireless Phone Numbers on Hold|
Mitchell F. Brecher, Debra McGuire Mercer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 14, 2015, previously published on August 13, 2015A recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Order issued July 10, 2015, (Robocall Order) clarifies several provisions in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) (47 U.S.C. § 227) and the FCC’s implementing regulations (47 C.F.R. § 64.1200). Those laws provide that an...