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HTMLCFPB Issues Annual Complaint Report
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014
On 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...

 

HTMLFederal Appeals Court Holds SEC Conflict Minerals Rules Violate Free Speech
Barbara A. Jones, Ira N. Rosner, Elliot H. Scherker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014
On 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...

 

HTMLSocial Media Photo Contest Draws FTC Attention: Endorsement/Testimonial Guidelines Apply
Ed Chansky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014
The 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...

 

HTMLThird Party Information Technology Sourcing May Create Unidentified Risks for Employers, Global Corporations
Ian R. Macdonald; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014
All 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...

 

HTMLU.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;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014
Hopes 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...

 

HTMLUSCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
Kristin Bolayir; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014
Yesterday, 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...

 

HTMLUSCIS Conducts Lottery After FY2015 H-1B Cap Reached
Kristin Bolayir; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 11, 2014
On 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...

 

HTMLWelcome 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;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014
Nearly 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...

 

HTMLEuropean Court Decision: Copyright Owner Consent Not Required to Hyperlink or Embed links on Websites
Radboud Ribbert, Nina Witt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014
Recently, 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...

 

HTMLEuropean Parliament Votes On Mass Surveillance with Implications for EU-U.S. Safe Harbor
Luke Dixon, Stephen C. Tupper; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014
The 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...

 


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