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|CFPB Issues Annual Complaint Report|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014On March 31st, the CFPB issued its Consumer Response Annual Report. According to the Report, which reviews the complaints received by the CFPB during the 2013 calendar year, the CFPB received 163,700 complaints—an 80 percent increase over 2012. The Report summarizes the complaints by category...
|Federal Appeals Court Holds SEC Conflict Minerals Rules Violate Free Speech|
Barbara A. Jones, Ira N. Rosner, Elliot H. Scherker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014On April 14, 2014, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in an opinion authored by Senior Circuit Judge Randolph, held in National Association of Manufacturers, et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, et al. (Case No. 13-5252), that portions of the...
|Social Media Photo Contest Draws FTC Attention: Endorsement/Testimonial Guidelines Apply|
Ed Chansky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014The FTC recently conducted an investigation of shoe manufacturer Cole Haan's "Wandering Sole" photo contest. The investigation focused on compliance with FTC guidelines requiring disclosure of material connections between an advertiser and consumers who offer testimonials or endorsements...
|Third Party Information Technology Sourcing May Create Unidentified Risks for Employers, Global Corporations|
Ian R. Macdonald; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014All employers that use third-party information technology sourcing entities may be sitting on unidentified risk. One of the world’s largest technology outsourcing companies, Infosys Corp., was fined a record $34 million for immigration-related violations last fall. This settlement represents...
|U.S. Supreme Court Subjects Certain Employment Termination Payments to FICA Tax|
Jeremiah Coder, G. Michelle Ferreira, Scott E. Fink, Courtney A. Hopley, Barbara T. Kaplan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014Hopes that certain severance payments paid by companies to terminated employees could escape application of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax were dashed when a unanimous U.S. Sreme Court ruled on March 25th that such payments, when not tied to state unemployment benefits, were...
|USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap|
Kristin Bolayir; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014Yesterday, the USCIS announced that the FY 2015 H-1B cap is now closed because it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the 65,000 statutory cap as well as the 20,000 advanced degree exemption. USCIS will reject any cap-subject H-1B petitions received on or after April 8, 2014...
|USCIS Conducts Lottery After FY2015 H-1B Cap Reached|
Kristin Bolayir; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 11, 2014On April 10 2014, the USCIS announced that the agency has received approximately 172,500 H-1B petitions during the initial filing period, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. The USCIS started accepting FY2015 H-1B cap petitions on April 1, 2014 and stopped processing them...
|Welcome to ESTA: New York City's 'Earned Sick Time Act' Comes into Effect, DCA Proposes New Rules|
Robert H. Bernstein, Jerrold F. Goldberg, Terence P. McCourt, Michael J. Slocum, Jonathan L. Sulds; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014Nearly a year after it was first passed in June 2013, the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (ESTA), providing paid sick time to employees in New York City, took effect this month. The law has been a top priority for the Mayor of New York City (The Mayor), who championed the original act as Public...
|European Court Decision: Copyright Owner Consent Not Required to Hyperlink or Embed links on Websites|
Radboud Ribbert, Nina Witt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014Recently, the European Court of Justice ruled on the applicability of European copyright law in the case of placing hyperlinks or embedded links on websites to works protected by copyright, published elsewhere on the internet (Svensson, et al./Retriever Sverige AB, Case C-466/12). The Court...
|European Parliament Votes On Mass Surveillance with Implications for EU-U.S. Safe Harbor|
Luke Dixon, Stephen C. Tupper; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014The European Parliament has voted emphatically in support of a report produced by its Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) on the mass surveillance undertaken by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and EU Member States. In doing so, the Parliament has called for the...