Document(s) published by this organization: 95
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|Regulatory Review of In-Market Mergers|
Robert L. Carothers; Jones Walker LLP;
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 20, 2015 We have recently seen an increase in the number of conversations taking place between community banks located in the same market regarding whether it makes sense to pursue a merger. These conversations are being driven by various factors, including increasing compliance costs, lack of management...
|Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Recent Louisiana Business Utilities Sales Tax|
Andre B. Burvant, Justin B. Stone; Jones Walker LLP;
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 18, 2015House Concurrent Resolution No. 8 ("HCR 8") suspends certain tax exemptions on "business utilities" for the tax periods beginning on or after July 1, 2015 through August 5, 2016. Pursuant to HCR 8, businesses will pay a one percent (1%) sales and use tax on their purchases of...
|DOL Proposes Changes to "White Collar" Exemptions that May Impact Banks|
Neal C. Wise; Jones Walker LLP;
August 14, 2015, previously published on August 13, 2015As discussed in the July 2015 issue of the Labor & Employment Client Alert, the Department of Labor recently issued long awaited proposed regulations on exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act's ("FLSA") minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. These exemptions-often called...
|Clean Power Plan Update - Carbon - Free Future or EPA Walk of Shame?|
Stanley A. Millan, Alex P. Prochaska; Jones Walker LLP;
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 2015On August 3, 2015, the Administration issued the final rule of the Clean Power Plan (“Plan”) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Plan calls for an increased CO2 emission reduction goal of 32% from 2005 levels by 2030, which is up from the 30% target in the original June 2014 proposal....
|Pentagon Adopts Amendments of Military Lending Regulations|
Eric J. Dyas; Jones Walker LLP;
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 6, 2015Concluding a process initiated by the Pentagon in 2012, on July 22, the Department of Defense ("DOD") published in the Federal Register amendments to its regulations implementing the Military Lending Act ("MLA"). Background information concerning the adoption of these amendments...
| Update on Dodd-Frank Compensation-Related Rulemaking|
Kelly C. Simoneaux, Hope M. Spencer; Jones Walker LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 31, 2015On July 29, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) gave public notice of the agenda for its August 5, 2015 meeting, which will include consideration of final rules to implement the chief executive officer pay ratio disclosure mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...
|Continued UDAP/UDAAP Warnings|
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
August 4, 2015, previously published on July 30, 2015Many banks provide identity theft and credit monitoring products as add-ons to other consumer financial products such as credit cards or deposit accounts. Recent consent orders between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") and financial institutions or their third party...
|SEC Publishes Concept Release on Audit Committee Disclosures|
J. Andrew Gipson; Jones Walker LLP;
August 3, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015On July 1, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") published a Concept Release regarding potential revisions to audit committee disclosures required to be included by listed companies in annual proxy or information statements.
|What Independent Contractors and Dodo Birds May Soon Have In Common|
Jennifer L. Anderson, Mary Margaret S. LeBato, B. Trevor Wilson; Jones Walker LLP;
July 23, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015Yesterday, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its first Administrator Interpretation of 2015 on the heels of the proposed white collar exemption revisions that would greatly expand the universe of overtime-eligible employees, as addressed in our Client...
|The FASB to Hold First Meeting of Loan Impairment Advisory Panel in Private|
Peter J. Rivas; Jones Walker LLP;
July 23, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015The Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") plans to convene a Transition Resource Group ("TRG") for its forthcoming standard on recognizing credit losses. Unlike a similar panel formed for the board's revenue recognition standard, this credit losses group will meet in...