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|Third Circuit Espouses Fact-Sensitive Inquiries in Considering Joint Employer Liability and Compensation for Meal Periods: What Employers Can Do to Brighten the Lines|
Robert H. Bernstein, Michael J. Slocum; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 15, 2015, previously published on December 07, 2015In a pair of published opinions, raising novel employment issues in this Circuit, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the test for determining whether a “temporary” worker is an “employee” eligible to assert Title VII claims against the company which contracts their...
|New New Guidance Regarding Barrier Options|
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 15, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015In a recently released Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum (the “CCA”), the Internal Revenue Service broadened its scrutiny of so-called “barrier option” transactions, which taxpayers have used to defer recognition of income and to convert ordinary income and short-term capital...
|The Trade Date Rule|
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 15, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2015The tax law is like, well, death and taxes - you can run from it, but you cannot hide. This time of year, as buy-side funds, insurance companies, and individual investors seek to harvest built-in taxable losses, they need to pay attention to the trade date rule. This is the rule that governs...
|NYS Court Invalidates Executive Compensation “Soft Cap” Regulation|
Harold N. Iselin, Joshua L. Oppenheimer, Francis J. Serbaroli; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 15, 2015, previously published on December 01, 2015On Nov. 13, 2015, the Albany County Supreme Court upheld New York Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order regarding executive compensation and administrative expenses of certain service providers (EO 38), as well as several aspects of the EO 38 regulations promulgated by the New York State...
|Dutch Appeals Court Finds Patent Invalid|
Lei Huang, Radboud Ribbert; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 15, 2015, previously published on December 03, 2015The Greenberg Traurig Amsterdam office played a pivotal role in a groundbreaking judgment concerning patent litigation from The Hague Court of Appeal (the Court of Appeal), on Nov. 24, 2015. The Court of Appeal ratified a judgment of the District Court of The Hague (the District Court), which is...
|Noticeability Notably Nuanced|
Teresa Charatjan, Jacomijn Christ, Hans Urlus; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 11, 2015On Nov. 26, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in SIA Maxima Latvija v. Konkurences Padome, that a clause in a commercial lease agreement between a shopping center lessor and an anchor tenant, granting that anchor tenant the right to oppose the letting of the commercial...
|CFTC Settles with Total Gas for Attempted Market Manipulation, And What Says FERC Enforcement?|
Douglas M. Grom, Harris L. Kay, Gregory K. Lawrence; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2015Yesterday, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it had simultaneously filed and settled charges against Total Gas & Power North America, Inc. (Total Gas) and Therese Tran (Tran), for violations of Section 6(c) and 9(a)(2) of the Commodity Exchange Act and...
|The Door to Constitutional Challenges Against SEC Administrative Proceedings May Have Just Opened Wider in the Northern District of GA|
Terry R. Weiss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 2, 2015, previously published on November 23, 2015Last week, in Ironridge Global IV, Ltd., et al. v. SEC, No. 15-cv-2512, U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May issued her third well-reasoned decision concluding that SEC Administrative Law Judges (“ALJs”) are “inferior officers” and are “likely...
|U.S. Imposes Burundi Sanctions|
Kara M. Bombach, Cyril T. Brennan, Sandra K. Jorgensen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 2, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2015On Nov. 23, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order to establish a new Burundi sanctions program prohibiting U.S. persons from engaging in most transactions with certain designated individuals and entities who contributed to the recent violence in Burundi.
|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...