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HTMLVirginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: September 12, 2014
Andrew R. McRoberts; Sands Anderson PC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions this morning. After last term issuing no opinions significantly affecting Virginia Local Government Law (at least not in this author’s judgment), this term resulted in two both related to law enforcement — one tort case and one...

 

HTMLWhy A School's Unconstitutional Hair Length Policy Matters For All Governmental Entities
Stacy Crabtree; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014
A school's hair length policy was the subject of a recent lawsuit, and the federal appellate court's opinion on the matter serves as a reminder for all schools and other governmental entities to be wary because, in the words of Bob Dylan, "the times they are a-changin'." As the facts are...

 

HTMLAnti-Spam Law Update: CRTC Says Municipalities May Be Subject to CASL
Chris Bennett, Bill Hearn, Tamara L. Hunter, David Spratley; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
There has been some debate about whether municipal governments are subject to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) or whether, like the provincial and federal governments, municipal governments are exempt from CASL.

 

HTMLThe Independence of Scotland: A Legal Primer for Canadians
Brandon Barnes; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
On September 18, Scotland will hold a referendum on whether it should become an independent state. Although Scotland is a decidedly minority partner in the economy of the United Kingdom 0 it holds 8.3% of the population of the UK and less than 10% of the UK’s estimated GDP - the prospect of...

 

Adobe PDF“Ban the Box”: A Discussion of State and Local Laws Restricting Inquiries into an Applicant’s Criminal History
Fred W. Alvarez, Eric S. Dreiband, Brian M. Jorgensen, Alison B. Marshall; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Over the last several weeks New Jersey, Illinois, the District of Columbia, and San Francisco have joined the ranks of states and local governments across the country that have adopted so-called "ban the box" laws or ordinances. Generally, these rules prevent employers from asking about...

 

HTMLSenate Commerce Committee Releases Revised Draft of Legislation Extending STELA and Making Other Changes to the Communications Act
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
Senators Rockefeller (D-WV) and Thune (R-SD), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, have released a revised version of S. 2799, the “Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act” (STAVRA). The full committee is scheduled to...

 

HTMLNew Building Bylaw: No More Door Knobs
Conrad Rego; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
In September, 2013, Vancouver City Council approved a new 2014 City of Vancouver Building Bylaw. According to the City, the 2014 Building Bylaw 10908, which covers detached houses and low-rise residential buildings, brings about changes to the current Building Bylaw 9419 to support housing for...

 

HTMLNew Requirements for Commercial Co-Venturers in South Carolina
Kenneth R. Florin, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Governor Nikki Haley signed into law House Bill 3367, which amends the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act, and took effect upon the governor's signature. Some of the new registration requirements must be completed by October 4, 2014.

 

HTMLDeoffshorisation' of the Russian Economy: Updated Version of the Draft Law on Controlled Foreign Company Legislation and Other Measures
Olga Boltenko, Ayshat Gaydarova; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014
The Russian Ministry of Finance has published an updated version of the draft controlled foreign company rules (hereinafter - "CFC") on the 2nd of September (hereinafter - ‘the new Draft’). The previous drafts were covered in detail in our press releases of 24 March and 5...

 

HTML"Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order Imposes New Burdens on Government Contractors
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
On July 31, 2014, the President issued an Executive Order entitled, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,” which will make an employer’s record of compliance with federal and state labor laws a criterion for successful bidding on government contracts and subcontracts exceeding $500,000. ...

 


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