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HTMLFCA Retaliation Claims Not Covered by Employment Agreement’s Mandatory Arbitration Provision
Alan L. Rupe; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
On May 22, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that a mandatory arbitration clause as part of an employment agreement did not apply to claims brought pursuant to the False Claims Act’s retaliation provision (FCA). The case is United States ex. rel. Paige and...

 

HTMLFirst Amendement Protection in Retaliation Cases
Jordan J. Ford, Alan L. Rupe; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on JUne 20, 2014
The United States Supreme Court on Thursday held that First Amendment protections extend to public workers who provide subpoenaed testimony. In a unanimous decision, the Court concluded that Edward Lane, a former program director at Central Alabama Community College, should not have been denied...

 

HTMLReports to Congress Highlight Importance of Proactive HIPAA Compliance
Alfred B. Fowler, Peter C. Langdon, Juliana Reno, John E. Schembari, Michelle M. Ueding; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on JUne 20, 2014
On May 20, 2014, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (the “Department”) submitted reports to Congress detailing certain compliance and enforcement activities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended (“HIPAA”)....

 

Adobe PDFSec MCDC Initiative Creates Quandary for Municipal Issuers and Underwriters
Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014
On March 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (the “MCDC”). The program is ostensibly designed to afford favorable treatment terms to municipal issuers and obligated parties...

 

HTMLCollaborative Action Results in Adoption of Strict New Colorado Air Quality Rules; Local Groups Want More Restrictions on Oil and Gas Activities
Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 28, 2014
On February 23, 2014, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopted new point source emissions rules seeking to reduce the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and methane from oil and gas operations. The new rules are among the strictest in the country and are the very first to...

 

HTMLFederal Court Strikes Down Minnesota Global Warming Act as Unconstitutional
Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 28, 2014
The Federal District Court in Minneapolis ruled that Minnesota’s “Next Generation Act,” which sought to limit increases in statewide carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, including from power plants located outside the state, is unconstitutional.

 

HTMLEnergy Groups Ask Supreme Court To Hear California Low Carbon Fuel Case
Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 28, 2014
Ethanol trade groups Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy recently filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court to make a final ruling on the constitutionality of California’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS).

 

HTMLBay Area Commuter Benefits Program
Alexis Kramer, John E. Schembari; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 21, 2014
Due to recent updates to the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program (the “Program”), we wanted to explain steps you may need to take in the next several months. The Program requires all employers with 50 or more full-time employees in the Bay Area to provide commuter benefits to their...

 

HTMLWindsor Amendments Required Before Year End For Some Retirement Plans
Alfred B. Fowler, Peter C. Langdon, Juliana Reno, John E. Schembari, Michelle M. Ueding; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014
Late last week the IRS issued guidance (Notice 2014-19) regarding required amendments to qualified retirement plans in response to United States v. Windsor (“Windsor”). You may recall that on June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Windsor that found the...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Holds Severance Payments Are Generally Subject to FICA; SUB Payments Are Not
Alfred B. Fowler, Peter C. Langdon, Juliana Reno, John E. Schembari, Michelle M. Ueding; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 4, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in United States v. Quality Stores Inc., holding that severance payments generally are subject to Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes, but payments under Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Benefit Plans are not. Based on this...

 


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