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HTMLStepping Off the Gas Pedal: New York Adds Upper Limit to Proposed LNG Rules
Robert M. Rosenthal, Steven C. Russo; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
Despite the abundance of natural gas within the state and region, and the reputation of natural gas as the cleanest burning of fossil fuels, New York remains a treacherous political environment for companies seeking to expand the use or extraction of gas. The anti-fracking movement maintains a...

 

HTMLFlorida’s Land and Water Legacy Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Maribel N. Nicholson-Choice; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014
Florida’s Water and Land Legacy was founded in July 2012 by approximately thirteen environmental groups, including 1000 Friends of Florida, the Sierra Club and Audubon Florida, who with the support primarily of other environmental groups, citizens and civic organizations gathered sufficient...

 

HTMLState and Local Infrastructure Financing Ballot Initiatives
Robert S. Brams, Alais L. M. Griffin, Jennifer R. McEwan, Jamey L. Tesler, David Veator; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
On Nov. 4, 2014, voters across the country addressed a series of state and local infrastructure funding proposals that will have substantial ramifications for transportation and infrastructure finance in many major states. Despite the overall political trends nationwide, these initiatives saw...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Voters Approve Ballot Question Mandating Paid Sick Time
Jack S. Gearan, Justin F. Keith, Terence P. McCourt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
On Nov. 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question that entitles employees to earn up to 40 hours of sick time each year.

 

HTMLEmployee Characteristics and Effective Hotel Leadership
Molly Kane, Nelson F. Migdal; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
What are the most important characteristics to possess in the hospitality industry? This question was recently posed among a highly experienced group of hospitality industry attorneys. Responses to the question included: enthusiasm for customer experience, working as a team, reliability, honesty,...

 

HTMLLabor Contractor and Independent Contractor Issues
James M. Nelson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
California has, for a variety of reasons, become a particularly hostile environment for alternative workforces over the past few years. The court decisions over the past year have been quite aggressive in attacking a variety of independent contractor models. As has been the case, the key items of...

 

HTMLReport Calls for Simplifying Australia’s 457 Visa Program and Increased Worksite Compliance
Rebecca B. Schechter; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
In a government-commissioned report published in September 2014, an independent panel concluded that Australia’s 457 visa program was too complicated and burdensome for employers and applicants. The report proposed several changes to simplify and streamline the 457 visa process.

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Clarifies Preclusive Effect of Private Class Action Settlement on Attorney General Enforcement Action
Robert J. Herrington, Jeff E. Scott; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit may make it more difficult to settle class action lawsuits where there is a potential for parallel government enforcement action.

 

HTMLFirst Litigation Challenge to EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rule
Jerry Stouck; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
The First Litigation Challenge to EPA’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Rule is likely to be decided fairly soon after the December 1, 2014 deadline for comments on the rule. Two separate suits brought by Murray Coal Corp. ask the D.C. Circuit to bar EPA from proceeding with the rulemaking, on the...

 

HTMLCFPB Finalizes Amendments to Mortgage Rules
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
On October 23rd, the CFPB issued a final rule amending three provisions of the CFPB’s 2013 mortgage rules.

 


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