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HTMLDOL Issues Final Rule Amending FMLA Definition of “Spouse” to Include Same-Sex Marriages 
Shira Forman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule amending the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). We earlier reported on the DOL’s proposed rule to this effect, which is now final and will become effective on March 27,...

 

HTMLUSCIS Announces Work Permits for Qualifying Spouses of H-1B Employees
Greg L. Berk; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on February 24 that certain qualifying spouses of H-1B workers will be allowed to apply for a work permit beginning on May 26, 2015.

 

HTMLSupreme Court of New Jersey Rules on Test for Independent Contractors
Rachel J. Tischler; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015
On January 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of New Jersey decided which independent contractor classification test should be used in determining a person’s employment status under the New Jersey Wage Payment Law (WPL) and Wage and Hour Law (WHL). In Hargrove v. Sleepy’s, LLC, No. A-70-12...

 

HTMLRevised “Fred Meyer Guides” Leave Treatment of Key Robinson-Patman Act Provisions Unchanged
Don T. Hibner; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
While hardly ever enforced in modern times by government enforcement agencies, and rarely the subject of antitrust treble damage actions, Sections 2(d) and (e) of the Robinson Patman Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 13(d) and (e)) have had a colorful heritage. In response to the Supreme Court’s...

 

HTMLSEC Co-Chief of Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit Identifies 2015 Exam Priorities for Hedge and Private Equity Funds
Thomas M. Devaney, Jung Yeon Son; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015
On November 18, 2014, Julie M. Riewe, Co-Chief of the Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), spoke at a Practicing Law Institute seminar and identified 2015 SEC examination priorities for investment managers of...

 

HTMLCorps Issues New Compensatory Mitigation Guidelines for California
Alexander L. Merritt; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division, has issued its “Final 2015 Regional Compensatory Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines.”

 

HTMLSEC Releases 2015 Examination Priorities
Thomas M. Devaney, Jung Yeon Son; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015
On January 13, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released its 2015 examination priorities. The SEC identified three thematic issues: (i) matters relating to retail investors and...

 

HTMLUndisclosed Change in Building Height Requires Supplemental EIR
Tiffany T.V. Duong, Jeffrey W. Forrest; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
The Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California has ruled that (i) a 20% increase in the actual height of a building over the stated height in the certified EIR required Ventura County to prepare a supplemental EIR rather than an addendum; and (ii) the County’s failure to...

 

HTMLAttending Physician Documentation Changes Increase Audit Risk
Douglas Robert Luther; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
On October 1, 2014, CMS revised its attending physician requirements, setting another potential trap for the unwary. 42 C.F.R. 418.24 [Election of Hospice].

 

HTMLNew Legislative Requirements For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At California Commercial Properties
Lydia Lake, Pamela L. Westhoff; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 7, 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, commercial landlords are prohibited from entering into leases or other occupancy agreements that include any unreasonable restriction or prohibition on the installation or use of an electric vehicle charging station (“EV Station”) in a parking space associated...

 


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