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|Senators Introduce Bill to Overhaul National Labor Relations Board|
Garen E. Dodge, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015A bill introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on January 28 would make significant changes to the National Labor Relations Act, including adding a sixth member to the National Labor Relations Board and requiring an even representation of...
|U.S. District Court Examines The “Relation Back” Provision of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(c)|
Richard J. Medoff; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015In Branden Wallace v. Eric Houston, et al., a case involving a motion to dismiss an amended complaint that sought to add additional defendants to an ongoing 42 U.S.C. § 1983 suit, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware concluded that the amended complaint did not...
|Proposed Amendments to Chapter 558, Florida Statutes|
K. Stefan Chin; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015The Associated General Contractors of America (“AGC”) will be seeking passage of a bill in 2015 which amends Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, Florida’s “Notice and Opportunity to Cure” statute.
|It’s About Time: NY’s Public Authorities Law §1744 (2) Is Amended to Provide That A Notice Of Claim Must Be Filed After the Claim is Denied|
Richard R. Volack, Charles E. Williams; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015For years, the New York City School Construction Authority has denied numerous contractors the opportunity to recover sums due and owing for work performed because they failed to file a formal notice of claim within 90 days of when their damages were ascertainable, even if they didn’t know...
|How to Comply with the New Jersey ‘Ban the Box’ Law|
Luke P. Breslin, James M. McDonnell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015In New Jersey, The Opportunity to Compete Act, otherwise known as the “Ban the Box” bill, restricting employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process, became effective March 1, 2015.
|Fourth Circuit Affirms Maryland District Court’s Holding That Maryland Tort Claims Act Provides Immunity From Suit Against State Official in His Personal Capacity|
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015In Jeremy Marks v. Thomas Dann, the Fourth Circuit was asked to determine whether the actions of a State official who entered a business arrangement with Maxtena, Inc. ("Maxtena"), a Maryland-based manufacturer, fell within either the "malice" or the "scope-of-duty"...
|U.S. Economic Sanctions: United States Eases Elements of Cuban Embargo; New Regulations Issued by U.S. Treasury and Commerce Departments Implement Cuban Policy Changes Announced in December|
H. Rodgin Cohen, Elizabeth T. Davy, Mitchell S. Eitel, Jared M. Fishman, William I. Friedman; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015Effective January 16, 2015, the United States Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and the United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued regulations revising the Cuban Assets Control...
|President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Revenue Proposals: Proposals Relating to Taxation of Offshore Profits of U.S. Corporations|
Ronald E. Creamer, Andrew S. Mason, Davis J. Wang; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015On February 2, 2015, the Obama Administration (the “Administration”) released the General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 Revenue Proposals (commonly known as the “Green Book”), which contains significant detail about the fiscal year 2016 revenue...
|Baker Proposes State Budget Focused on Savings|
George K. Atanasov, Julie Cox, Amarynth Sichel; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015Wednesday, the Baker-Polito administration revealed the details of their $38.1 billion FY2016 budget. Seeking to overcome a structural deficit, which at $1.8 billion, represents nearly five percent of the total budget, the Governor doubled down on cost-saving measures rather than raising taxes,...
|The Obama Administration’s Personal Data Notification & Protection Act: An Analysis|
Peter Carey, Kenneth L. Wainstein; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015On January 12, 2015, President Obama proposed the Personal Data Notification & Protection Act, which would create a federal standard for data breach notification. The proposed bill is part of a more wide-ranging effort by the Obama administration to shore up the nation’s cybersecurity....