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|First Senate Bill Introduced to Address Legal / High-Skilled Immigration Reform|
Laura Foote Reiff; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015 Earlier this week, Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio, Coons, Flake and Blumenthal introduced S. 153 the Immigration Innovation Act of 2015 (I-Squared). This bi-partisan bill marks the first positive immigration legislation introduced in the 114th Congress. It is also a solid bi-partisan piece of...
on the Job in California: Supreme Court Issues Wake-Up Call to Employers with
24-Hour On-Call Employees|
James M. Nelson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015The issue of compensation for employees whose position includes being on call and living onsite was the subject of the California Supreme Court’s decision in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc. decided Jan. 9, 2015. The Court held that on these facts, the employees were entitled to pay...
|Supreme Court Holds Time Spent Participating In Security Screenings Not Compensable Work Time Under FLSA|
Larent Badoux, Christiana L. Signs; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2015The 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....
|U.S. Imposes Targeted Sanctions on North Korea - Additional Sanctions Expected|
Sandra K. Jorgensen, Renee A. Latour, Julia Sorrentino; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015On Jan. 2, 2015, President Obama signed an Executive Order expanding the scope of the current U.S. sanctions against North Korea. The expanded sanctions are directed primarily at the government of North Korea and associated entities and individuals. Pursuant to the new sanctions, the property of...
|Ninth Circuit Clarifies Scope of Mass Action Federal Jurisdiction and Removal|
Karin Bohmholdt, Benjamin S. Kurtz, Ginger Pigott; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on November 26, 2015In Corber v. Xanodyne Pharm., Inc., and Romo v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., &under;&under; F.3d &under;&under; (Case No. 13-56306 and 13-56310), 2014 WL 6436154 (9th Cir. Nov. 18, 2014), the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, held that a petition to coordinate multiple actions under California...
|Online Behavioral Advertising: Industry Guides Require Real Time Notice When Data Are Collected or Used for Personalized Ads|
Ed Chansky, David A. Wheeler; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015WHAT’S COVERED?
Online behavioral advertising (OBA) has become a very common tool for commercial websites. OBA can be defined as follows:
the collection of data online from a particular computer or device regarding web viewing behaviors over time and across Web sites for the purpose of...
|Mortgage Foreclosure Action Barred by Statute of Limitations Based On Prior Involuntary Dismissal Without Prejudice|
Kimberly A. Mello, Michele L. Stocker; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015Introduction
On Dec. 17, 2014, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal (Third District) issued its opinion in Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas v. Beauvais, &under;&under; So. 3d &under;&under; (Fla. 3rd DCA 2014), holding that an involuntary dismissal without prejudice of a mortgage...
|Still On the Hook: How Calif. Taxpayers Often End Up With Ongoing Tax Liability|
Jeremiah Coder, G. Michelle Ferreira; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2015It is surprising how often a California taxpayer receives a notice from the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) asserting an unpaid tax liability years after the general statute of limitations period has passed. Taxpayers who receive these notices are shocked to learn that seemingly simple oversights have...
|Someone's Watching Your Auto-Enrollment Program|
Ed Chansky, Erica Okerberg, Irving Scher; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015“Auto enrollment” or “negative option” programs as they sometimes are called are very popular for many online services and mobile apps. Such programs often involve a free-trial period for a subscription or other electronic service. The consumer then becomes charged for the...
|Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap - You’ve Been Warned, Now Here Are This Year’s Key Dates|
Scott T. Decker, Ian R. Macdonald; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start accepting new H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2016 on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Employers must immediately start identifying current and future employees who will need to be sponsored for new H-1B petitions. ...