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|Commentary: These ballot initiatives could help fix our broken election system|
Trevor Potter; Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered;
January 24, 2017, previously published on November 7, 2016Anyone looking at the 2016 presidential election can see American democracy is in trouble.
|How President Trump Could Use the White House to Enrich Himself and His Family|
Trevor Potter; Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered;
January 24, 2017, previously published on November 18, 2016Trevor Potter authored the article " How President Trump Could Use the White House to Enrich Himself and His Family" for the November 18, 2016 edition of The Washington Post. Please visit this link for the online version. Below is the article in its entirety.
|Companies in the Crosshairs?|
Jonathan E. Meyer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
January 24, 2017, previously published on December 6, 2016The morning after has come and gone, the shock is abating, and American companies are taking stock of what the election means for them. While many are focusing on policies anticipated to come from President-elect Donald Trump's administration, the business community should be asking a pressing...
|Federal Judge Delays Enforcement of New FLSA Regulations|
Smith Haughey Rice Roegge P.C.;
January 23, 2017, previously published on November 23, 2016Yesterday, a federal judge of a U.S. District Court in Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction postponing enforcement of the new FLSA overtime and exempt status regulations until the Court is able to evaluate their legality. Twenty-one states filed suit in Texas challenging the validity...
|Don’t Let Trump Skirt Law to Build Border Wall|
Robert J. Uram; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
January 23, 2017, previously published on January 8, 2017Now that the Trump transition team has signaled to congressional Republicans that the president-elect wants to seek a budget appropriation to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border and have Mexico reimburse the cost later, it’s time to think about how he might do that. As president,...
|Kentucky Becomes the 27th Right-to-Work State and Repeals Its Prevailing Wage Law|
Timothy C. Kamin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak
& Stewart, P.C.;
January 23, 2017, previously published on January 11, 2017In lightning-fast fashion, Kentucky became the 27th state to enact right-to-work legislation over the weekend. After the 2016 elections, in which Republicans took control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time since 1920, right-to-work was at the top of the agenda. Governor...
|The Smoky Impact from Massachusetts Voting to Regulate “Recreational” Marijuana|
David A. DeLuca, Brandon H. Moss, Kier Wachterhauser; Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP;
January 18, 2017, previously published on December 2016At the 2016 state election, Massachusetts voters approved Question 4, which regulates marijuana for recreational (i.e., non-medical) purposes. A consequence of Question 4 is that the production, possession, sale and consumption of marijuana - in certain amounts and under certain circumstances, for...
|Can Trump’s Tax Plan Make America Great Again?|
Jason W. Klimek; Boylan Code, LLP;
January 18, 2017, previously published on December 29, 2016“A little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular.... I call it truthful hyperbole. It’s an innocent form of exaggeration - and a very effective form of promotion.” - Donald Trump, The Art of the Deal.
|Philadelphia City Council Follows Massachusetts in Passing Legislation to Ban Inquiries into Wage History|
Duane Morris LLP;
January 17, 2017, previously published on December 21, 2016After Massachusetts became the first state to pass a law restricting inquiries into an applicant’s wage history, Philadelphia is now poised to become the first city in the United States to do so.
|China's Issuance of a New Law and Guideline for Overseas Non-Governmental Organisations|
Lan Yu; Duane Morris & Selvam LLP;
January 17, 2017, previously published on December 23, 2016On 28 April 2016, China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Activities of Overseas Non-Governmental Organisations within the Territory of China (the “Law”), which will take...