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President Trump’s Executive Order Regarding “Waters of the United States” and his Deference to Justice Antonin Scalia: Does it Even Matter?
Published: March 9, 2017
On Feb. 28, 2017, President Trump issued the executive order “Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.” Section 3 of the order provides: Sec. 3. Definition of “Navigable Waters” ...

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DOL’s Overtime Rule: Where it Stands
Published: March 8, 2017
On Nov. 22, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction stopping the enforcement of the Department of Labor’s ("DOL") new wage and hour rule. Nevada v. United States DOL, Civil Action No. ...

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Director and Officer Liability – Texas Franchise Taxes
Published: February 27, 2017
One of the basic tenants of corporate law is that the individuals acting on behalf of a corporation generally are not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the corporation. The corporation is a distinct legal entity — an artificial ...

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OFCCP Mails Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters
Published: February 23, 2017
On Feb. 17, 2017, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued its Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) to federal contractors and subcontractors. These letters provide contractors with an advance courtesy notice that they may be selected for a ...

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EEOC Extends Time for Stakeholder Comments on Harassment Guidance
Published: February 7, 2017
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has extended the time period for comments on its proposed harassment guidance. Employers, employee rights advocates and other stakeholders now have until March 21 to comment on this proposal, which addresses identifying and preventing ...

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Possible Estate Tax Repeal Still Uncertain
Published: February 6, 2017
Many interested observers have been following the possible repeal of the federal estate tax (and related transfer taxes) since the 2016 election, which saw the rise of a president who has pledged to eliminate the tax and the retention of ...

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The “Twofer” Executive Order
Published: February 4, 2017
On Jan. 30, 2017, President Trump signed the “twofer” Executive Order 13771, which applies not just to environmental regulation. So what exactly did the president order? For every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations must be identified ...

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Does your commercial real estate due diligence checklist consider environmental contamination and insurance coverage?
Published: February 2, 2017
Two commercial property owners find themselves responsible for decades-old environmental contamination because they failed to conduct proper environmental due diligence before their purchase and they bought short-tail, claims-made insurance policies with a claims-in-process exclusion that did not offer any protection ...

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Guard Your W-2s From Scammers and Hackers
Published: February 2, 2017
It’s W-2 season, and at least four businesses so far have been scammed into providing all of their W-2 forms to “unknown recipients,” leading to large data breaches. The cleanup from such a data breach can be very expensive. An ...

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Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule – What Changed?
Published: January 30, 2017
On Nov. 28, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency published the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (“HWGIR”), offering improvements to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (“RCRA”) Hazardous Waste Generator Regulatory program enacted in 1980. The new rule brings over 60 ...

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