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|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.
|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,...
|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...
|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....
|More on Covenants to Insure|
Ariel DeJong, Michael Nienhuis; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015In a recent blog entry, Covenants to Insure, we summarized the protection afforded when a party (the “beneficiary”) obtains a contractual promise from its counter-party (the “covenanter”) to obtain insurance against specified risks.
|Bulger's Old Antagonist, Accused of Wrongdoing in Civil Suit, Seizes the Initiative|
John Hahesy; Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015When Alan Dershowitz, emeritus professor of law at Harvard, was accused in a recent civil action of having had sexual relations with a teenage girl, my first thought was, what does Bill Bulger think of this?
|Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Transformation of the Financial Market Management|
Oliver Massmann; Duane Morris Vietnam LLC;
March 25, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015Vietnam is one of the most dynamic markets of Asia. Since the financial institutions and authorities are a part of the general economic system, they are not only strongly involved in the changes, but also have a more solid financial basis for the competitiveness of the country. The financial sector...
|Obama Administration Continues Push for National Privacy Governance|
Matthew D. Lawless; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 25, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015He also announced that he was creating a new federal agency called the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center to collect and analyze cyber attacks against U.S. companies and develop and coordinate strategic defenses to those attacks.
|Contractor Beware: Noncompliance Could Result in False Claims Acts Liability|
Shalanda N. Franklin; Vandeventer Black LLP;
March 25, 2015A contractor could face false claims act liability for presenting a claim for payment when it fails to comply with material terms of a government contract, according to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. In January, 2015, the Fourth Circuit held that the Government could pursue a false claims act...