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States and Environmental Groups Sue to Prevent EPA Delay of RMP Rule
Published: August 14, 2017
On June 15, 2017 — only one day after the EPA delayed the effective date of the updated Risk Management Plan (“RMP”) rule — thirteen environmental groups (including the Clean Air Council, Sierra Club and the Union of Concerned Scientists) filed suit ...

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Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Challenging its Maximum Leave Policy
Published: August 10, 2017
This month, the United Parcel Service Inc. (“UPS”) agreed to settle an eight-year-old lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) challenging UPS’s policy of discharging workers who cannot return from medical leave after 12 months. EEOC v. United ...

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Massachusetts High Court Raises the Stakes for Employers Prohibiting Marijuana
Published: July 31, 2017
A recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court leaves employers wondering: Is the federal ban on marijuana up in smoke? The highest court in Massachusetts recently decided that a plaintiff who was terminated for testing positive for marijuana could proceed ...

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Implementation of International Entrepreneur Final Rule Delayed
Published: July 18, 2017
On July 11, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") announced in the Federal Register that it is delaying the effective date of the vast majority of provisions contained in the International Entrepreneur ("IE") Final Rule from July 17, 2017, to ...

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You’re Looking at the Wrong Numbers; Your Percentage Ownership Won’t Dictate What You’ll Make on Exit
Published: July 18, 2017
Unfortunately, many start-up founders do not clearly understand how much money they will receive on an exit transaction. In a world where equity is crucial to incentivizing team members, it is imperative that those team members actually understand their economic interest ...

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Validation of Integrated Project Delivery
Published: July 18, 2017
The University of Minnesota recently published a research report confirming the benefits of Integrated Project Delivery ("IPD") and Lean practices. The study, an in-depth evaluation of 10 projects built in North America, provides significant validation of both the processes and the ...

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A Cautionary Tale for Sureties Pursuing Equitable Subrogation Claims
Published: July 18, 2017
Surety companies have increasingly relied upon equitable subrogation claims as a way of recovering damages they incur in completing construction projects for defaulting principals. Unfortunately, very little treatment has existed in Ohio case law defining the procedure by, and the ...

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Department of Labor Opinion Letters Are Back
Published: July 13, 2017
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced that its Wage & Hour Division (“WHD”) is once again issuing opinion letters. Employers will be able to obtain opinion letters from the DOL on their fact-specific questions regarding the Fair Labor Standards ...

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Department of Justice Ends Controversial Third-Party Settlement Practice—What Will It Mean for Supplemental Environmental Projects?
Published: July 6, 2017
On June 7, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum prohibiting the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the 94 U.S. attorney’s offices from entering into settlement agreements that provide for payment to a nongovernmental, third party that was not directly harmed ...

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Ruling: Who Is Affected?
Published: July 5, 2017
On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a preliminary ruling allowing partial implementation of President Trump’s revised Executive Order, which banned nationals from six Muslim-majority nations - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - from entering the U.S. (the “travel ban”). ...

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