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|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...
|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...
|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.
|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...
|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...
|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. 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...
|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...
|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...