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|Fintech—Moving Toward a Regulatory Framework, The OCC Whitepaper on Responsible Innovation|
Anna Gryska, Norman R. Miller; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 3, 2016, previously published on April 18, 2016On March 31, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the OCC) released a whitepaper addressing responsible innovation in the federal banking system, particularly as it relates to financial technology, or “fintech” for short. The report does not discuss any specific...
|The Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act: The Importance Of A Proper Response For A Residential Lender Or Mortgage Servicer Responding To A Borrower’s ‘Chapter 93’ Demand Letter|
James P. Ponsetto, David G. Thomas; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 3, 2016, previously published on April 18, 2016The Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act (Gen. Law Ch. 93A) affords consumers - including residential borrowers - a private right of action to seek injunctive relief and damages caused by unfair or deceptive acts and practices. A lender or servicer liable under Chapter 93A is exposed to (i) actual...
|WP29: Thumbs Down to Draft EU-US Privacy Shield|
Françoise Gilbert; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 28, 2016, previously published on April 14, 2016In a 58-page opinion published April 13, 2016, the influential European Union Article 29 Working Party (WP29), which includes representatives of the data protection authorities of the 28 EU Member States, expressed significant concerns with respect to the terms of the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield...
|Renewed European Trademark Regulation Entered Into Effect|
Radboud Ribbert; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016In December 2015 the European Parliament approved the proposal of the European Commission to introduce a ‘Trademark Reform Package’ (Reform Package). This Reform Package aims to make European Trademark law more efficient, user friendly, and lower in cost. The Reform Package contains a...
|Rising Salary Levels Governing Fair Labor Standards Act’s ‘White Collar’ Exemptions May Lift Union Votes|
Joseph Z. Fleming; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016Since March 14, 2016, when the Department of Labor (DOL) transmitted its final rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) increasing the salary required to qualify for the “white collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers have been encouraged...
|OSHA Continues to Make Changes to Its Enforcement Procedures for Reporting Requirements|
Adam Roseman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016Hey employer, remember that workplace injury that you reported to OSHA a few months ago? You remember, right? The one where after you gave OSHA information about the workplace injury, like the root cause of the incident, and a few days later OSHA informed you that it considered the matter...
|New Dutch Rules on Whistleblower Policy and the Creation of an Institute for Whistleblowers|
Hans Urlus, Rob Van Eldik, Marie-José van der Heijden; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016It took the Dutch legislature several years to approve new legislation concerning internal whistleblower policies for companies, but the Dutch parliament finally approved a new bill on March 1, 2016 that makes provisions for internal whistleblower policies. One of the main provisions is the...
|Nevada Real Property Tax Caps In The Cross-Hairs For The 2017 Legislative Session|
Jonathan P. Leleu; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016America’s construction “boom” during the previous decade was particularly dramatic in Nevada, where property values skyrocketed, in some instances, several hundred percent. The escalation in assessed property value resulted in a corresponding increase in property taxes, which...
|CFTC Proposed Guidance States Capacity and Peaking Supply Contracts are not Swaps|
Douglas M. Grom, Harris L. Kay, Gregory K. Lawrence; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued certain proposed guidance (the Proposed Guidance) on the treatment of capacity contracts and peaking supply contracts related to the supply and delivery of electric power and natural gas (the Contracts). Pursuant to that...
|Does FERC’s Denial of Authority to Construct Jordan Cove Signal a More Rigorous Test for Future LNG Projects?|
Gus Howard, Kenneth M. Minesinger, Howard L. Nelson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 21, 2016On March 11, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied an application by Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. (Jordan Cove) for authority under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to site, construct, and operate a facility at Coos Bay, Oregon, for the exportation, principally to...