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|Department Of Revenue Announces New Procedure For Issuing Public Guidance|
Matthew R. Ottemann; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
September 22, 2014, previously published on Third Quarter 2014The Nebraska Department of Revenue has recently issued a new revenue ruling (Rev. Rul. 99-14-1) concerning the public disclosure of the Department’s legal guidance to taxpayers. This ruling creates new opportunities for you or your clients to request authoritative guidance from the Department.
|Paycheck Fairness Act fails in Senate|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014On Monday, the Paycheck Fairness Act fell short of the 60 votes needed for passage in the Senate. By a vote of 52 to 40, the Senate rejected the act, which is part of Democrats' message to women in this year's midterm elections.
|Arkansas Insurance Department--Depreciation of Labor Prohibited When Calculating Actual Cash Value Payment in Property Claims|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014The Arkansas Insurance Department ("Department") issued Bulletin 13B-2013 on September 16, 2014 to clarify its position on the depreciation of labor in property claims.
|Both Chambers Pass CR|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014Thursday the Senate followed the House and voted to send President Obama a temporary spending bill—known as a Continuing Resolution (CR)—that was coupled with an authorization to arm and train Syrian rebels for combat against the Islamic State.
|Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: September 12, 2014|
Andrew R. McRoberts; Sands Anderson PC;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014The 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...
|Why A School's Unconstitutional Hair Length Policy Matters For All Governmental Entities|
Stacy Crabtree; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014A 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...
|Anti-Spam Law Update: CRTC Says Municipalities May Be Subject to CASL|
Chris Bennett, Bill Hearn, Tamara L. Hunter, David Spratley; Davis LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014There 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.
|The Independence of Scotland: A Legal Primer for Canadians|
Brandon Barnes; Davis LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014On 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...
|“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;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014Over 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...
|New Requirements for Commercial Co-Venturers in South Carolina|
Kenneth R. Florin, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 2014Governor 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.