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Adobe PDFUpdate - Enforcement of OSHA Reporting Requirements
Jane H. Heidingsfelder; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 2015
As you know by now, as of January 1, 2015, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has new reporting requirements mandating that employers notify OSHA whenever there is: a workplace fatality; any in-patient hospitalization; an amputation; or loss of an eye. These new requirements have...

 

Adobe PDFLDEQ Considering Rulemakings in Anticipation of EPA’s Revision of Ozone Standard
Boyd A. Bryan, Alex Prochaska; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015
In anticipation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to lower the primary and secondary ozone standard from 0.075 parts per million (ppm) to a level within the range of 0.065 to 0.070 ppm, the Louisiana Department of...

 

Adobe PDFExecutive Order 13690 Requires Federal Agencies to Consider Climate Change in Determining a Higher Flood Elevation and Expanded Flood Hazard Area
F. Rivers Lelong, Alex P. Prochaska, Robert W. Scheffy, Merri Hope Thompson; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 2015
Pursuant to EO 13690, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) drafted for public comment the Revised Guidelines for Implementing Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management (“the Guidelines”). The Guidelines maintain the existing eight-step decision-making process currently in...

 

HTMLSEC Committee Considering Updates to Audit Committee Reporting Requirements
Peter J. Rivas; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s ("SEC") Investor Advisory Committee is currently exploring amendments to audit committees' reporting requirements. Audit committee reporting requirements have not changed since the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002...

 

HTMLConsent Decree Follows Criminal Charges Under Operation Choke Point
George A. LeMaistre; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015
In what reportedly are the first criminal charges brought under Operation Choke Point, the U. S. Department of Justice earlier this month announced a Consent Decree under which a California bank is to pay $4.9 million in penalties and forfeitures arising from business that it transacted, over...

 

HTMLMSRB Adopts Qualification Exam Requirement for Municipal Advisor Professionals
J. Andrew Gipson; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board ("MSRB") has adopted rule amendments effective April 27, 2015, that will implement an examination requirement for municipal advisor professionals. The rule amendments establish two types of municipal advisor classifications: 1) municipal advisor...

 

HTMLFDIC Issues FAQs on Brokered Deposits
Katharine F. Musso; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") issued a new Financial Institution Letter on January 5 regarding brokered deposits. FIL-2-2015 updates the FDIC's ongoing guidance. The parameters of what constitute "brokered deposits" or a "deposit broker" are...

 

Adobe PDFBP’s Additional Insured Status in DEEPWATER HORIZON Finally Settled by Texas Supreme Court
Hansford P. Wogan; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
Back in April 2013, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of BP America Production Company (“BP”) regarding its status as an additional insured under Transocean Holdings, Inc.’s (“Transocean”) primary and excess liability policies for BP’s pollution...

 

Adobe PDFIt’s Decision Time: Will You Enter the H-1B "Lottery?"
Mary Ellen Jordan, Laurie M. Riley; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 2015
In recent years, the H-1B cap has been reached in record time. Last year, the cap was reached on April 7, 2014, the first day of the filing period. Indeed, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received over 172,000 applications for the 65,000 available H-1Bs. USCIS randomly...

 

HTMLOCC Continues Focus on BSA/AML
Katharine F. Musso; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC") announced a civil money penalty of $1.5 million against a large community bank on February 27. The OCC found the bank had willfully failed to file suspicious activity reports ("SARs") and, as a result, hampered law...

 


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