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|“Change” Comes to Washington - What to Expect|
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
February 3, 2017, previously published on January 10, 2017On January 20, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, with an ambitious agenda set for the first 100 days, including the confirmation of his cabinet appointees and a yet-to-be-named Supreme Court nominee. Among his first acts,...
|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...
|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...
|New York Adopts Pathologists’ Assistants Law|
Rosemary McKenna, Emily E. Whalen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 28, 2016, previously published on December 7, 2016New York State has adopted a new law that establishes the profession of licensed pathologists’ assistant.
|Election Day Is Almost Here - Employers May Want to Review Their Obligations Regarding Employee Leave Rights|
Duane Morris LLP;
December 9, 2016, previously published on November 2, 2016With the U.S. election season upon us, employers should be aware of state laws governing whether or not they are obligated to allow employees time off from work, paid or unpaid, in order to vote in the upcoming election. Voting leave time varies by employee classification and state law.
|Federal Court of Appeals Signals an End to Project Labor Agreement Requirements Linked to Development Tax Credits|
Gregory R. Begg, Aaron C. Schlesinger; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
November 17, 2016, previously published on October 2016On July 31, 2014, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13673. As subsequently amended, the Executive Order purports to “increase efficiency and cost savings in the work performed by parties who contract with the Federal Government by ensuring that they understand and comply with...
|Whistleblower Case Against British Medical Device Company BTG Results in $36 Million Civil and Criminal Settlement with U.S. Department of Justice|
Waters Kraus LLP;
November 16, 2016, previously published on November 11, 2016False Claims Act lawsuit revealed BTG subsidiary, Biocompatibles, marketed its LC Bead device exclusively for uses that had been denied approval by the FDA.
|Election Time and the Minnesota Voter Leave Law|
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 17, 2016Minnesota is one of several states that require all employers, both public sector and private sector, to grant time off with pay to employees to vote in the upcoming general election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
|DOL Issues Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (i.e. "Blacklisting") Final Rule Applicable to Government Contractors|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
September 16, 2016, previously published on August 31, 2016The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council and the Department of Labor have issued the Final Rule and Guidance implementing Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,” aka the “Blacklisting” Rule.
|Federal Budget 2016 — Impacts on Corporation and Partnership Tax Planning Structures|
Alex Klyguine, Natasha Miklaucic; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
April 18, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016On March 22, 2016 the federal government's 2016 federal budget was released. The budget introduced new measures designed to eliminate certain tax planning structures.