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Proposed Rental Business Safe Harbor Under Section 199A
On January 18, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued final regulations on the "pass through" deduction under section 199A[1] of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code").
United States
13 Feb 2019
New York Insurance Law: Under Construction
Imagine you hired a general contractor to renovate the master bathroom of your home.
United States
14 Jun 2018
Class Certification Denied In Juice Dispute
Recently, a New Jersey federal district court judge refused to certify a class of consumers claiming an orange juice product was mislabeled as "pasteurized."
United States
6 Feb 2018
The ERISA Litigation Newsletter - May 2016
In this issue of Proskauer's ERISA Litigation Newsletter, we review a recent ruling by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning the application of controlled group principles to the building and construction industry exemption to withdrawal liability.
United States
1 Jun 2016
Louis Berger International Pays $17 Million Penalty For FCPA Violation
According to the DPA, from 1998 through 2010, the company paid approximately $3.9 million in bribes to officials in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Kuwait to win construction management contracts.
United States
21 Jul 2015
Administration Submits Proposal To Increase OFCCP Budget For FY2016
On February 2, President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal.
United States
10 Feb 2015
California’s Fair Chance Employment Act Targets Construction Contractors
A new California law took effect January 1 that requires employers making bids on state contracts involving "onsite construction-related services" to certify they have "banned the box"...
United States
20 Jan 2015
Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Course, Finds Insurance Coverage For Faulty Workmanship Claims
Companies such as homebuilders, construction companies and contractors face significant financial risk from bodily injury and property damage claims.
United States
25 Jul 2014
Law And The Workplace: Real Estate And Construction Newsletter (Spring 2011)
The next few weeks will be a watershed period for the unionized construction industry in New York City. Approximately 30 different collective bargaining agreements will expire between April 30 and June 30
United States
6 Jun 2011
Three Point Shot
For generations, Coca Cola Co. has taught the world to sing – and as the company has become an increasingly global brand, those singing do so in a multitude of languages. After the 2010 FIFA World Cup, however, the company faced at least one legal complication related to that strategy when it was taken to court by a Miami-based composer and producer who claimed that Coca-Cola had unlawfully taken his translation of a song and tried to teach it to the Spanish-speaking world.
United States
5 Apr 2011
New York State Takes Aim at Independent Contractors in the Construction Industry
On June 28, 2010, the New York State Legislature passed the New York State Construction Industry Fair Play Act (the "Act") aimed at correcting the misclassification of employees in the construction industry.
United States
19 Jul 2010
A Compelling New Opportunity For Real Estate Borrowers
On September 15, 2009, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued new guidelines relating to commercial mortgage loan modifications held by Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (“REMICs”).
United States
6 Oct 2009
California Enacts New Disability Access Legislation
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, in 2008, signed a landmark disability access bill, S.B. 1608, aimed at promoting and increasing compliance with state and federal civil rights laws providing equal access for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations and reducing frivolous, unnecessary litigation that does not advance the goals of disability access.
United States
20 Jan 2009
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