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|Recast Brussels I Regulation: The Abolition of Exequatur and the Amendment to Rules Relating to the Enforceability of Jurisdiction Clause|
Marie-Laure Cartier-Marraud, Anne-Laure Vincent; Jones Day;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 2015The recast form of the Brussels I Regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, Regulation (EU) No. 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and Council of December 12, 2012 ("Brussels I Recast"), came into force on January 10,...
|Who’s the Boss: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Hearing on Joint Employer Liability|
Howard M. Bloom, Linda R. Carlozzi, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015Anticipating the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. (32-RC-109684), in which the Board will address the standard for determining whether two discrete employers are joint employers for purposes of union recognition and unfair labor...
|Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence Against College Students: Chronology of Selected Recent Pronouncements by the Federal Government|
Todd A. Leeson; Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP;
March 30, 20152014 was the year that sexual assaults of college students became an important part of our nation’s discourse. In the last year or two, there have been a flurry of new Federal laws, regulations, guidance documents, proposed laws, and initiatives on the topic. In my communications with College...
|US Sanctions as Diplomacy Tools and Political Weapons: Complexities and Opportunities for the Business Community|
Steve Ganis, David Leiter, Georgette Spanjich; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015In response to a number of foreign policy crises encountered over the past few years, the Obama Administration has sought a new and more aggressive approach to using sanctions to advance US global security goals. While the US has traditionally relied on sanctions as a mechanism for shaming or...
|Recent CFIUS Report Signals Longer Reviews, More Mitigation|
Chad O. Dorr, Laura L. Fraedrich, Chase David Kaniecki, Lindsey Michelle Nelson, Bevin M.B. Newman; Jones Day;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 2015The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' ("CFIUS") recent annual report to Congress signals that the CFIUS review process may become a longer pole in the tent for corporate transactions involving the acquisition of sensitive U.S. businesses by foreign persons. Not only...
|Baker Administration Announces Budget Fix Plan|
George K. Atanasov, Julie Cox, Amarynth Sichel; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced on Tuesday a series of proposals aimed at closing the Commonwealth’s substantial budget gap for Fiscal Year 2015. According to the current administration, even after Governor Patrick’s attempts to close the fiscal...
|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...
|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...
|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.
|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.