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|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...
|U.S. Supreme Court Decision May Sharply Curtail the Wave of FCRA Employment Litigation|
Sara G. Sanfilippo, Peter W. Zinober; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 30, 2015The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires employers to take important compliance steps before obtaining and using consumer reports to make employment-related decisions such as hiring, promotion, and termination. Consumer reports include, but are not limited to, criminal records, motor vehicle...
|U.S. Authorizes Transactions with Certain Belarusian Entities|
David Baron, Kara M. Bombach, Sandra K. Jorgensen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2015Effective Oct. 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a Belarus-related General License authorizing U.S. persons to engage in all previously prohibited transactions with certain Belarusian entities despite OFAC’s sanctions against...
|Safe Harbor Update: Germany Restricts Alternatives for U.S. Data Transfers|
Viola Bensinger, Carsten Kociok; Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP;
October 29, 2015, previously published on October 27, 2015Three weeks after the CJEU invalidated the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Program in its ground-ruling judgment, as reported in our previous Alert, German privacy officials issued their long-awaited position paper yesterday. The position paper explains their analysis of the judgment and its consequences for...
|U.S. Sanctions Scuttle Honduran Bank, Raise Compliance Stakes|
Kara M. Bombach, Jared E. Dwyer, Carl A. Fornaris; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 28, 2015, previously published on October 23, 2015For the first time in its history, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department recently designated a bank under the Kingpin Act. The unprecedented designation of the Honduran bank, Banco Continental S.A., on Oct. 7, 2015, means that transactions with Banco...
|FERC Clarifies Prohibition on Buy/Sell Arrangements|
Gus Howard, Gregory K. Lawrence, Howard L. Nelson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 28, 2015, previously published on October 26, 2015At the request of Rice Energy Marketing LLC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), on Oct. 15, 2015, issued a Declaratory Order that clarified the extent to which releases of capacity to asset managers are exempt from FERC’s prohibition on buy/sell transactions. As clarified, the...
|Safe Harbor Invalidation Enforcement Might Commence in January 2016|
Françoise Gilbert; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 27, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2015In early October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Schrems and Facebook case, declared the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor invalid, as reported in our previous Alert. The CJEU ruling stunned many businesses and organizations throughout the world. For the past 15 years, the Safe...
|CFPB Considering Proposal to Ban Certain Arbitration Clauses|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 27, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2015On Oct. 7, the CFPB announced a proposed outline of a rule that would ban financial institutions from including in their contracts mandatory arbitration clauses that ban consumers from pursuing class action lawsuits and require institutions to report individual arbitration outcomes to the CFPB.