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|IRS Recognition of Taxpayer Rights Encourages Respect and Due Process|
Jeremiah Coder, Barbara T. Kaplan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015In 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) took a major step forward in formalizing its commitment to taxpayer rights by administratively adopting the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, a list of 10 rights based on specific principles that are modeled on the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights. The...
|FTC and DOJ Hold Workshop on Health Care Payment Models and Effects on Competition|
Whitney Magee Phelps; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015Health care is the single largest industry in the United States with expenses comprising 18 percent of the gross domestic product. Costs need to be controlled while maintaining and improving the quality of care provided. This can be accomplished either through competition or regulation. In addition...
|Made in the USA' Claims: California Adds Complications to FTC Standards|
Ed Chansky, Erica Okerberg; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015Under current Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines, a product may be advertised as “Made in the USA” if “all or virtually all” of the labor and materials in the product are domestic. While this standard is relatively strict, it allows a bit of flexibility in at least...
|CFPB Issues Report on Reverse Mortgages|
Peter L. Cockbell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheedan; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015CFPB Issues Report on Reverse Mortgages
On Feb. 9, the CFPB issued a report on consumer complaints regarding reverse mortgages. A reverse mortgage, which is only available to people above a certain age, is a particular type of home mortgage loan that permits older homeowners to access the equity...
|FINRA Rings in 2015 with its Annual Priorities Letter for Broker-Dealers|
Matthew S. Johns, Terry R. Weiss; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 7, 2015Yesterday, FINRA released its tenth annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter in which it identifies its areas of examination focus for 2015, recurring challenges faced by firms, and possible risks impacting the financial sector. A copy of the letter is available here. FINRA’s 2015...
|New York Environmental Regulator Announces New Hazardous Waste Enforcement Initiative Against Supermarkets, Retail Pharmacies and Similar Establishments|
Christopher L. Bell, Robert M. Rosenthal, Steven C. Russo; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015In a move that will have a substantial impact on future obligations of supermarkets, drug stores and “big box” retailers in New York State, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced that it would begin to require strict compliance with the hazardous...
|Coming Soon: New Background Check Obligations for Securities Broker-Dealers|
Richard M. Cutshall, Steven M. Felsenstein, Carl A. Fornaris; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015Earlier in 2014, the SEC incorporated old NASD Rule 3010 (the “Prior Rule”) - related to employee supervision - into The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rules as FINRA Rule 3110 (the “New Rule”).
|A New Judge is in Town to Rule on I-9 Violation Penalties|
Scott T. Decker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014Last week Stacy Stiffel Paddack was announced as the newest Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO). Judge Paddack will rule on the proper penalty in immigration compliance (Form I-9 violations) cases brought by U.S. Immigration and Customs...
|Valuation of Distributed Solar|
Jillian C. Bunyan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014Powering your home with clean energy generated from the solar panels on your roof and selling the excess energy to the utility are appealing prospects to those attuned to environmental, energy efficiency, and self-sufficiency considerations. It is not hard to see why solar distributed generation...
|AML Developments - FDIC Announces That It Will End Its Supervisory Trend of Expecting Regulated Institutions to 'De-Risk' Entire Categories of Customers|
Carl A. Fornaris, Jennifer H. Weddle; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015On Jan. 28, 2015, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in a Financial Institutions Letter (FIL) announced that it would, in effect, do an about-face on its supervisory expectation that banks strongly consider discontinuing the provision of financial services to entire categories of...