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July 31, 2014

On June 27, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia confirmed a company’s rights to conduct an internal investigation that is protected by the attorney-client privilege.  This decision has attracted national attention.

July 29, 2014

California employers can significantly limit their exposure to liability by ensuring compliance with IRCA’s I-9 employment authorization and document retention requirements for each employee.

July 29, 2014

Kutak Rock attorney Fred Marienthal authored a review of the book “Wrap Contracts: Foundations and Ramifications,” by Nancy S. Kim. The review was published in the August 2014 issue of The Colorado Lawyer.

July 18, 2014

On July 14, 2014, the EEOC issued new enforcement guidelines regarding the PDA and ADAAA.

July 16, 2014

Mariza McKee presented on the topic of EB-5 structuring and securities laws on a webcast for the Council of Development Finance Authorities in partnership with the Texas Economic Development Council on July 16, 2014.

July 15, 2014
July 7, 2014

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently set an Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10ppb (parts per billion) for hexavalent chromium in drinking water. This MCL is the most stringent in the nation, and is much lower than what the latest research shows is needed to protect public health. For additional information, please read our client alert.

July 1, 2014

With its term coming to a close, the Supreme Court has issued a pair of important opinions that set the stage for change in the labor and employment arena.  The two cases – National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, No. 12-1281, and Harris v. Quinn, No. 11-681 – have the potential to shake up labor relations in the years to come.  Employers should remain vigilant as this precedent works through the NLRB and the courts and should be prepared to modify policies and procedures as necessary.

July 1, 2014

On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, closely-held for-profit corporations are not required to pay for contraceptives if doing so would violate the corporation’s sincerely held religious beliefs. For more information on the major parts of the decision and its impact on employers, please read our client alert.

July 1, 2014

Kutak Rock attorney Mark Lasee has authored an article, "Debt Piling Up In Argentina" (Arizona's Record Reporter newspaper, July 2014) which discusses a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving Argentina—and that country's effect on the world market.  The article unfolds the Argentina's continuing efforts to avoid paying nearly $2 billion in debt issued to bondholders over the last decade. A significant retaliatory backlash may begin to surface that could affect Argentina's standing in the U.S. and global financial markets.

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