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|FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing Cybersecurity Information|
Robert P. Davis, Lisa Jose Fales, Jason R. Wool; Venable LLP;
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 2014On April 10, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a policy statement clarifying that the Agencies "do not believe that antitrust is - or should be - a roadblock to legitimate cybersecurity information sharing." But while the policy statement may...
|Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies|
Elizabeth A. Buehler, Christina K. Kube, Megan H. Mann, Rebecca E. Pearson, Melanie Jones Totman; Venable LLP;
April 17, 2014, previously published on April 2014On April 8, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum intended to engender pay equality for women and minorities. The Order amends Executive Order 11246 and prohibits federal contractors that generally have contracts exceeding $10,000 from retaliating...
|New York City's New Sick Time Law|
Natalie A. Phillips, Brian J. Turoff; Venable LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014Under the Act, private employers with five (5) or more employees must now provide paid sick time to their employees. Specifically, employers covered under the Act are now required to provide a minimum of one (1) hour of paid sick time for every thirty (30) hours worked by an employee, subject to a...
|Board Classification in Maryland: Evaluating Section 3-803 of the MGCL|
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014Since 1999, Section 3-803 of the Mary land General Corporation Law (the “MGCL”) has permitted the board of directors of a Mary land corporation or the board of trustees of a Mary land real estate investment trust with a class of equity securities registered under the Securities Exchange...
|Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Proposed Rule Released: Would Expand Federal Jurisdiction over Streams and Wetlands|
Margaret N. Strand; Venable LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 2014After several years of false starts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have released their proposed rule, Definition of 'Waters of the United States' Under the Clean Water Act, which identifies the waters that are jurisdictional under the federal...
|Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses|
Robert F. Parr, Armand J. (A.J.) Zottola; Venable LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 2014Nearly all companies now use online or mobile websites and/or social media network pages to promote their businesses, sell goods or services, conduct business transactions, and connect and communicate with customers, clients, or other businesses. While these "e-commerce businesses"...
|Regulatory and Tax Issues Posed By Convertible Virtual Currencies|
Charles K. Kolstad, D. E. Wilson; Venable LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 2014Not surprisingly, the question is how Convertible Virtual Currencies (CVCs) such as Bitcoin should be classified for tax purposes. Given the treatment of CVCs by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in FIN-2013-G001, it is not surprising that the Internal Revenue Service also concluded...
|POM Wonderful's Decertification Decision Will Be Hard to Swallow for the Plaintiffs' Class Action Bar|
Bety Javidzad, Gregory J. Sater, Daniel S. Silverman; Venable LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 2014On March 25, 2014, Judge Dean Pregerson, of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, decertified a nationwide class of consumers in a class action brought against POM Wonderful LLC over allegedly false and misleading health claims related to its pomegranate juice. Judge Pregerson's...
|CFPB’s Nashville Field Hearing on "Payday" Lending: Not What They Expected|
Suzanne Fay Garwood; Venable LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014Last week, the CFPB held a field hearing on payday lending issues. The purpose of the hearing was to release the CFPB’s latest report on payday lending and hold a forum to discuss the report's findings as well as payday lending generally.
|Top 5 Nonprofit Legal Issues of the Past Year|
George E. Constantine; Venable LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014The IRS scandal, diverting assets, ethics and more - the annual list of issues that affected associations and nonprofits in the past year.