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The use of public cloud computing services- broadly defined as contracting with another company for the provision of computing resources (networks, storage, applications, and services), offers many potential benefits for businesses, among them economies of scale, lower capital costs, and improved accessibility.
A wave of FLSA collective (class) actions have been filed against scores of marine shipping and towing companies in the Gulf States for violation of the FLSA. Specifically, these suits claim that the commonly used “day-rate” pay system used for tankermen is improper and the employers owe back overtime pay, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees and other damages.
Last night President Obama addressed the nation to layout a series of executive actions he is taking to fix the United States' immigration system that everybody recognizes is broken. While such action will not have the permanent force of law because the President does not have the power to create new laws - only Congress can do this – it will resolve several immigration issues for the short-term and bring relief for an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States, who have no other options to legally reside and work here.
Effective January 1, 2015, two new rules will go into effect by the U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that will impact most all employers. One rule relates to recordkeeping and the other rule relates to reporting injuries to OSHA. Meanwhile, another rule is likely to go into effect that will force employers to change how they treat employees who experience on-the-job injuries and illnesses.
On August 14, 2014, in a dispute regarding entitlement to proceeds resulting from an auction of livestock in possession of a dairy farmer-debtor, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an order in favor of a dairy cattle lessor, despite the secured creditor’s pre-existing security interest in all livestock “currently owned or hereafter acquired.”
The Fifth Circuit issued its en banc decision in Estis v. McBride Well Service, LLC, No. 12-30714 (5th Cir. September 25, 2014) and ruled that a Jones Act seaman’s recovery is limited to pecuniary losses where liability is predicated on the Jones Act or unseaworthiness.
With Boomers exiting and Millennials entering, significant shifts in the work environment are coming—along with shifting concerns for employers. Are you ready?
On September 11, 2014, the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new rule that will go into effect on January 1, 2015.
In addition to revisions to the definition of “related interests” and the impact such changes have on a bank’s loans-to-one-borrower limit, described in our August 8th Banking Bulletin, certain other changes to Florida banking laws went into effect on July 1, 2014.
The following is a brief outline of some Acts of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session, which may impact charter schools. This summary was prepared by Patricia McMurray, Lee Reid and Jaimmié Collins of the Adams and Reese Charter School Team.