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The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued a final rule that exempts commercial real estate transactions of $500,000 or less from...

On April 12, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a 2019 New York budget implementing the provisions of S-7848A (the “Budget”). Beyond the obligations created by S-7848A, which we summarized in a previous post, the Budget also obligates New...

Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 11, 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law HB 2238, which amended the state’s administrative procedure laws to remove “Chevron Deference,” so that for disputes involving state administrative law, courts will not...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published an April 18th Federal Register Notice addressing the National Ambient Air Quality Standard ("NAAQS") for Nitrogen Dioxide(“NO2”). See 83 Fed. Reg. 17226. EPA states that it has...

The U.S. Supreme Court heard long-awaited arguments yesterday in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the case brought by the state against several retailers, hoping that the court will overturn over 25 years of precedent on the issue of the collection of sales...

In our last post, we explained how an architect proved to the Tax Court that he qualified as a real estate professional, and was subsequently permitted to deduct passive activity losses from his real estate activities. Here, we focus on the attempt...

On-call duty performed by an employee in the place of residence combined with the obligation to be present quickly at the workplace upon an employer's request should be treated as "working time" – European Court of Justice decision dated 21 February...

The health care industry continues to get hammered by SamSam ransomware attacks, to the point that the Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) has issued a report outlining the...

As Pennsylvania employers are well aware, medical marijuana has been available at state-approved dispensaries since February of 2018. To date, more than 11,000 Pennsylvanians have been certified by state-approved physicians as having a qualifying...

Every minute of every workday, multinational employers rely on sophisticated HR information technologies to manage their global workforces. Laws worldwide regulate information technology, and so multinationals must comply, globally. Some laws...

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