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February 28, 2014
February 21, 2014
February 20, 2014

Last week the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department issued Final Regulations relating to the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The Employer Shared Responsibility provisions require applicable large employers to provide health care benefits to full-time employees or risk paying substantial penalties.

January 14, 2014
A NASDAQ listed company must certify to the exchange that it is in compliance with new rules.
January 8, 2014

In a decision recently entered by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California, the bankruptcy court held that pre-petition payments made to a fully secured senior lender which benefitted a partially secured junior lender could constitute preferential transfers to the junior lender. The court further ruled that such preferential transfers could be recoverable from either the junior lender or the fully secured senior lender.

January 7, 2014
December 13, 2013

Nasdaq adopted a two-pronged compensation committee independence test beginning in January 2014 as mandated by Dodd-Frank.

December 2, 2013

Kutak Rock attorney Matthew Sgnilek has published an article concerning the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The article, posted November 25, 2013 on the HRWebAdvisor website, discusses the winding down of U.S. overseas military engagements and the increased focus on USERRA as a result.

November 14, 2013

Winding Creek Solar, a California solar developer, recently filed suit in federal court in California, claiming that the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) fixed price for energy from small renewable energy developers violates the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).

November 14, 2013

Voters in three Colorado municipalities have adopted new bans on oil and gas hydraulic fracturing operations, raising the stakes for the upcoming legislative session and for pending lawsuits challenging fracking bans previously adopted by another Colorado municipality.

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