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|House GOP CR would extend Ex-Im bank|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled details of a stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 11. The temporary solution includes money to fight the Ebola outbreak, reauthorizes the controversial Export-Import Bank through the end of June 2015, and extends the moratorium on...
|Stormwater Management Services That Provide a Water Supply Source May Be Funded With Water Service|
Kelly J. Salt; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014Assembly Bill 2403 amends the definition of “water” contained in the Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act to “include improvements for producing, storing, supplying, treating, or distributing water from any source.” This legislation is intended to clarify that fees...
|Obama doesn't act on Immigration|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014President Barack Obama had promised he would take executive action on immigration when Congress returned from the August recess. However, the President reversed course and announced he wouldn't take any executive action until after the November midterms.
|California Sets the Curve with New Regulations on Collection and Use of Student Data|
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014When one thinks of the use of technology in school, often the first image that comes to mind is of students sending ill-advised Snapchats and making in-app purchases that line the pockets of the Kardashian family, rather than paying attention in geometry. As a tool for teachers, however, online...
|Delaware Legislation Update: The New Ombudsman|
Chad J. Toms; Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P.;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014On August 12, 2014, Delaware’s governor signed a bill into law creating an Office of the Common Interest Community Ombudsman within the Department of Justice. What is the Ombudsman charged with doing, and how will it affect your community?
|Rhode Island Enacts Employee Social Media Privacy Legislation|
Katherine G. Rigby, Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014Rhode Island has recently enacted legislation intended to protect job applicants’ and employees’ social media accounts and information. The new law prohibits employers from requiring job applicants or employees to disclose their social media passwords or from requiring applicants or...
|Plaintiff Who Pursued Frivolous Suit against a City Ordered to Pay Attorneys' Fees and Costs|
Kira L. Klatchko; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014A published appellate opinion last week followed successful arguments by Best Best & Krieger attorneys that an approximate $105,000 award of attorneys’ fees and costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1038 applies to a plaintiff who continued to maintain his action for well over a...
|Federal OSHA Proposes to Take Over Enforcement of Construction Standards in Arizona|
Christopher M. Pastore; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014On August 21, 2014, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed to revoke its approval of Arizona’s state occupational health and safety plan with respect to construction. If OSHA follows through on this proposal, Arizona employers that are engaged in...
|D.C., Maryland and Virginia: Open Meeting Requirements|
Alexander N. Rouhani; Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P.;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014Takeaway: Open Meeting requirements restrict how and when a Board of Directors may discuss Association business. In general, they require that all meetings, including those of any committee or subcommittee, be open to all members of the Association, but provide a limited set of circumstances where...
|The Lobbying Act comes into effect on 19 September 2014|
Chris Priestley; Withers Bergman LLP;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014From 19 September, charities will need to ensure they comply with the terms of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Act 2014 (the ‘Lobbying Act’).