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HTMLVirtual Currency - New York State Extends Comment Deadline on BitLicense Proposal
Michael A. Berlin, Carl A. Fornaris, William B. Mack, Jamey L. Tesler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014
On August 21, 2014, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) agreed to double the length of the open-comment period for its proposed virtual currency regulatory framework, extending the period another 45 days, to October, 21, 2014.

 

HTMLAgreement Reached to Expand California Tax Incentives for Film Production
Jeremiah Coder, Alejandro Ruiz; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014
The State of California has finalized language to approve a tripling of funds designated for film tax credits in an effort to reinvigorate filming and media production within the state.

 

HTMLDoes Regular Mail Make The Cut? - Third Circuit Creates Increased Liability For Employers When Mailing Routine Mandatory FMLA Notices
Robert H. Bernstein, Michael J. Slocum; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
In an important decision, the Third Circuit recently held in Lupyan v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc. that an employee’s sworn statement — and nothing more — that she did not receive management’s mailed notification that her leave was designated as qualifying under the Family and...

 

HTMLPrice Advertising Claims Make a Comeback - As Class Actions
Ed Chansky, Irving Scher; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014
In the 1950s and 1960s, many of the deceptive advertising cases brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general involved challenges to alleged “fictitious price advertising” by retailers. Indeed, the FTC determined that deceptive price advertising was so...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Enacts Domestic Violence Leave Law
Jack S. Gearan, Justin F. Keith, Terence P. McCourt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014
In August of 2014, the governor of Massachusetts signed into law, An Act Relative to Domestic Violence. This is a comprehensive domestic violence law aimed at revising guidelines for the handling and treatment of domestic violence and sexual violence complaints. In addition, the new law impacts...

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Bulletin Regarding Marketing of Promotional Credit Card Offers
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
On September 3rd, the CFPB issued Bulletin 2014-02 warning credit card companies against deceptively marketing interest-rate promotions to consumers. The CFPB is concerned that consumers do not adequately understand certain types of credit card offers, such as balance transfers, deferred-interest...

 

HTMLCFPB Announces New Senior Management and Advisory Board and Council Members
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
The CFPB also announced the appointment of new consumer finance experts from outside the federal government to the CFPB's Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council and Credit Union Advisory Council. The Consumer Advisory Board is charged with advising and consulting the CFPB's...

 

HTMLUSA PATRIOT Act/AML Update: FinCEN Issues Long-Awaited Proposed Regulations Regarding Beneficial Ownership Disclosure
Carl A. Fornaris, Wendy Li, Micah Schwalb; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
On July 23, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (FinCEN) published highly-anticipated proposed regulations that, if adopted into final regulations, would require banks, securities broker dealers, mutual funds, futures commission merchants, and...

 

HTMLU.S. Treasury Raises Bar on Corporate Compliance Obligations
Kara M. Bombach, Cyril T. Brennan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently expanded its guidance for determining whether an entity is considered to be owned by a sanctioned person, and therefore is the target of U.S. economic sanctions (the 50 Percent Rule). The expanded guidance...

 

HTMLIllinois Jumps on the 'Ban-Wagon'
Howard L. Mocerf; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
Illinois has joined the increasing number of states that have enacted "Ban the Box" laws (so named because they prohibit employers from including on job applications a box for applicants to check if they have ever been convicted of a crime). On July 19, 2014, the Governor of Illinois...

 


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