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|Fifth Circuit Clarifies and Complicates Choice of Law Analysis of Interstate Restrictive Covenants|
Michael D. Karpeles; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2015As companies grow and expand into multiple U.S. states, particularly in our increasingly knowledge and relationship-based economy, determining the applicable law for companywide restrictive covenants can be puzzling. Determining which law applies can make the difference between enforcement or the...
|SEC Adopts Regulation Crowdfunding to Facilitate Early Capital Raises|
Barbara A. Jones, Ira N. Rosner, John K. Wells; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2015On Oct. 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding by a 3-1 vote. The rules were adopted despite concerns expressed in comment letters to the SEC that capital raising through crowdfunding could lead to fraudulent activities, and thereby place...
|2015 California Employment Law Legislative Update|
James M. Nelson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2015Although not the product of new legislation, on Jan, 1, 2016, the statewide minimum wage increases to $10 per hour. Because the salary threshold for exempt status must be at least twice the full-time equivalent of the minimum wage, exempt employees will need to make at least $3,466.67 per month or...
|Investor-State Dispute Settlement Provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement|
David Baron, Thomas R. Snider; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 26, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2015The parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which include the United States and 11 other Pacific nations, concluded negotiations on the text of a multilateral trade and investment agreement on Oct. 5, 2015, and released the text of the agreement on Nov. 5, 2015. As anticipated, the...
|Important New Rules Regarding New York City Lobbying Take Effect|
Mark F. Glaser, John L. Mascialino, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 17, 2015, previously published on November 10, 2015In 2013, six years after the last round of amendments to the New York City lobbying laws, the City enacted Local Law 129, resulting in some notable revisions to the Administrative Code’s regulation of lobbying. Among other things, the revised Administrative Code provisions broadened the...
|12-Nation Pacific Rim Deal Aims to Spur Commerce in Countries Accounting for 40% of World's Economy|
Elana Broitman, Robert Y. Maples; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 13, 2015, previously published on November 9, 2015Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, witnessed the release of the long-awaited text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. This 12-nation Pacific Rim deal aims to spur commerce in countries accounting for 40 percent of the world's economy.
|EU Launches Consultation on the Review of the EU Satellite and Cable Directive|
Viola Bensinger, Christoph Enaux, Stefan Lütje; Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP;
November 13, 2015, previously published on October 30, 2015On Aug. 24, the EU launched a public consultation as part of a broader review of the 1993 EU Satellite and Cable Directive, one of the 16 initiatives announced in the Commission's plan for the Digital Single Market (DSM). The Commission wants to know whether EU rules defining where and how...
|NYS Government Ethics Agency Proposes to Restrict Campaign Fundraising|
Mark F. Glaser, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2015In late October 2015, the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) released a draft Advisory Opinion that would overturn a nearly 20-year-old ethics opinion regarding political activities by public office holders and their employees. This proposal could have a significant impact on...
|Is Your Website ADA-Compliant? Does It Need to Be?|
Ed Chansky, Robert S. Fine, Erica Okerberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 5, 2015Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires any “place of public accommodation” to be accessible to persons with disabilities. The ADA does not directly define “place of public accommodation.” Instead, it sets forth a long list of examples, such as...
|Tax Issues for Repo Buyers and Sellers|
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 9, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015Near the beginning of the 1980s cult classic film “Repo Man,” Harry Dean Stanton informs Emilio Estevez that the car which he just drove back to a used-car lot was a repossessed vehicle. Upon hearing the news, Estevez empties his can of beer on the pavement and shouts, “I...