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|EPA Sets Sights on Airlines|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 12, 2015The Environmental Protection Agency has been aggressive in its efforts to limit greenhouse-gas emissions, and this week the agency got a new target: the aviation industry.
|Federal Warning Issued of Silica Danger in Stone-Countertop Industry|
Alan R. Brayton; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 22, 2015Federal agencies have published a new Hazard Alert for workers in stone countertop manufacturing and installation at risk of silica inhalation.
|White House Blames Congress for Security Breach|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 12, 2015A security breach exposed the personal information of roughly four million current and former federal employees. The White House, however, says that Congress is in part responsible for failure to pass cybersecurity legislation.
|New War Authority Against ISIS Unlikely|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 12, 2015Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress gave the White House the authority to fight al-Qaeda. Almost 14 years later, that authority is still being used in the fight against ISIS.
|FY2016 Massachusetts Budget Update: The Senate Budget|
George K. Atanasov, Julie Cox, Max Fathy; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 2, 2015On May 22, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved a $38.1 billion budget for FY2016. The Senate budget hews closely to the spending plans proposed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives in April and Governor Charlie Baker in March.
|House Bill 15-1348-Urban Renewal - Frequently Asked Questions|
Kimberley K. Crawford, Matthew O. Gray, Maria Prevedel Harwood, A. Ann Hered, Thane R. Hodson; Butler Snow LLP;
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 15, 2015H.B. 15-1348 was signed by the Governor on May 29. The bill enacts several changes related to urban renewal authorities and tax increment financing for such authorities including governance changes and changes related to how much property tax increment will be available for an urban renewal...
|New York City Council Passes Ban-the-Box Legislation|
Ellen M. Bandel, Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs, Christopher M. Valentino; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 11, 2015Joining many other jurisdictions, the New York City Council has passed the Fair Chance Act, an ordinance restricting when employer inquiries about applicants’ criminal histories may be made during the application process and imposing significant obligations on employers who intend to take...
|Nassau County Adopts New Lobbying Registration and Reporting Requirements|
Mark F. Glaser, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano issued two Executive Orders on May 15, 2015, which, for the first time impose broad lobbying disclosure requirements on contractors and vendors, prospective contractors and vendors, and lobbyists. Greenberg Traurig has been informed by the Nassau County...
|Eastern District Predicts "Bare Metal Defense" Available Under Pennsylvania Law|
Kenneth M. Argentieri, Sharon L. Caffrey, Meghan E. Claiborne; Duane Morris LLP;
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently addressed the novel issue of whether Pennsylvania recognizes the so-called “bare metal defense” in the context of an asbestos case. The court predicted that if the...
|Dutch Senate Passes Bill on Data Breach Notification|
Hans Urlus; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 11, 2015On May 26, 2015 the Dutch Senate passed a bill to amend the Dutch Data Protection Act (the Bill). The Bill introduces the duty to notify the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) and affected individuals of data breaches. It will also significantly raise the fines faced by companies who fail to...