Tribes or Tribal organizations have a short window to apply for a low power FM radio (LPFM) station at little cost. Owning and operating a radio station allows a Tribe to communicate tribal news or emergency preparedness information to its members, preserve indigenous languages through Native language only programming, as well as providing an opportunity for a career in radio production for its tribal membership.
Yesterday, in his first public address since being confirmed by the Senate, NLRB Board Member Kent Y. Hirozawa shared with the attendees of EBG’s 32nd Annual Client Labor and Employment Briefing his views on the current Board and what to expect from it.
Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee, introduced a bill on October 28, 2013 that would void the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pending proposed rulemaking, regulating emissions of carbon dioxide from new coal-fired and natural gas-fired power plants.
The business intelligence firm, Control Risks, together with the Economist Intelligence Unit undertook a survey earlier this year to examine international attitudes to bribery and corruption and their report was published in September. We are grateful to them for sharing it with us at the Bribery Library. This report is particularly useful to companies around the world which are considering putting in place new anticorruption procedures, possibly for the first time.
Weight Watchers Class Action Dismissed Due to Plaintiff’s Failure to Properly Test the Challenged Products
On October 17, 2013, a federal district court judge in New Jersey dismissed a putative class action against Weight Watchers International, Inc. (Weight Watchers) alleging that Weight Watchers misrepresented the calorie content of its ice cream bars.
Once again, the states prove to be the first movers on climate change issues and the incubators for novel climate change policies. On the federal level, climate change bills get stuck in congressional committees. But governors on the West Coast are trying to spur action.
On October 30, 2013 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued a Report entitled “The New Lawsuit Ecosystem: Trends, Targets and Players” that “examines the developing lawsuit “ecosystem.” The Report is broken down into six distinct litigation areas and “offers insights into new emerging liability threats, and explores the growing alliance between state attorneys general and the plaintiffs’ bar.”
States use two income tax models—a “flat” tax and a “fair” tax. Under a flat tax, the same tax rate applies to everyone, regardless of his or her income. Under a fair tax, taxpayers with lower incomes pay lower rates and taxpayers with higher incomes pay higher rates. The Illinois Constitution mandates that Illinois have a flat income tax.
While the Boston Red Sox celebrate their first World Series clinched at Fenway Park in 95 years, two teams that missed the playoffs are making headlines for their pay off the field. The U.S. Department of Labor’s crackdown on classification of unpaid interns has spread to Major League Baseball, with the DOL launching an investigation this month into the San Francisco Giants and the Miami Marlins.
In Christina Piatt v. State Farm Mut. Automobile Ins. Co., Case No. N12C-10-105 JAP (Order dated October 16, 2013), the Delaware Superior Court (Parkins, J.) reminded counsel why it quite literally pays to be forthright with the Court when asking for a deadline to be extended.