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HTMLThe NLRB’s New ‘Quickie’ Election Rules Take Effect Despite Pending Court Challenges
Justin F. Keith, Terence P. McCourt, Howard L. Mocerf; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
On April 14, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new union election rules (Election Rules) went into effect. As discussed in a prior GT Alert, the NLRB adopted the new rules by a 3-2 vote with the two Republican NLRB members dissenting. As outlined below, the Election Rules make...

 

HTMLExpansion of New York State’s Lobbying Law Enacted
Mark F. Glaser, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
New York State’s 2015-2016 enacted budget includes a variety of changes to the State’s ethics laws, mainly pertaining to disclosure obligations for public officials who maintain outside employment and penalties for failing to comply, as well as pension forfeiture for officials convicted...

 

HTMLFinal Treasury Regulations Explain Listed
Jeremiah Coder, Barbara T. Kaplan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations effective March 31, 2015 that clarify what steps must be taken to ensure that a taxpayer’s assessment period closes for tax years in which a listed transaction occurred.

 

HTMLNew York Lawmakers Agree on 10-Year Extension of Brownfield Law
Robert M. Rosenthal, Steven C. Russo; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
In a departure from his budget proposal, the Legislature negotiated changes with the Governor to extend the tax credits for New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) with relatively modest changes to BCP eligibility requirements. The Governor’s budget proposal would have limited the...

 

HTMLCFPB Releases its Consumer Arbitration Study
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, Murray B. Silverstein; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015
The CFPB released its long-awaited study on the use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer contracts for financial products and services on March 10, 2015. The 410-page Arbitration Study (Study) (728 pages when including the 2013 Preliminary CBPB Study) is the CFPB’s report to...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Governor Orders Comprehensive Review of State Regulations
Jack S. Gearan, H. Hamilton Hackney; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015
On March 31, 2015, the Governor of Massachusetts signed an executive order initiating a comprehensive review of all regulations promulgated by the Executive Department and leaving in place the regulatory pause announced by the Administration earlier in the year. While short in length, this...

 

HTMLCourt Holds that ‘Supremacy Clause’ Does Not Create a Private Right of Action to Enforce the Provisions of Medicaid
Robert P. Charrow; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc., No. 14-15 (U.S. March 31, 2015), the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that private parties do not have the right under the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause to sue states over low Medicaid reimbursement rates. Plaintiffs...

 

HTMLCFPB Enforcement Action Against Collection Agency and Its Service Providers
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
On April 8, the CFPB announced that it had sued a debt collection agency, its individual owners, and its service providers in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Consumer Financial...

 

HTMLCFPB Outlines Payday Loan Rule
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015
The CFPB held a field hearing on payday lending March 26 in Richmond, Va., where it announced the details of the payday loan rule that it is considering proposing. Although the outline of the rule provided by the CFPB is not a formal notice of proposed rulemaking, it is referred to in this Alert as...

 

HTMLSEC Adopts Regulation A+: Two New Alternatives for Exempt Capital Raises
Dorothee Fischer-Appelt, Godric C. Shoesmith; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015
On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or the “Commission”) adopted final rules implementing Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) by amending SEC Regulation A to create two new exemptions for...

 


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