On February 16, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in State Farm vs. Shands, which resolved a conflict between the 1st and 4th District Courts of Appeal over the scope and extent of prelawsuit discovery that a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurer may seek from medical providers such as hospitals and physicians under the PIP statutes.
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Now, landowners who question whether their property has the required connection to navigable waters can require a federal agency to prove the basis of its jurisdictional assertion before facing that untenable exposure.
USCIS issued the subject final rule on January 17, 2017, which becomes effective July 17, 2017. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) news release, the rule is intended to improve the ability of certain promising startup founders to begin growing their companies within the United States and help improve our nation’s economy through increased capital spending, innovation and job creation.
This free, 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of the most important legal developments in 2016 and what you can expect in the months and years to come. It is presented by the Employment Law Alliance.
This is a reminder that April 3, 2017, is the first day the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petitions filed on behalf of foreign nationals for employment commencing on or after October 1, 2017
The Dec. 30, 2016, court order invalidates the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s earlier issued emergency rule requiring immediate media notification of pollution.
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By Jan. 22, 2017, all U.S. employers must use only the new version of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ employment eligibility verification form.
As of Dec. 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office will no longer accept paper-filed agent designations in connection with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and parties that previously designated an agent with the office via a paper filing have until Dec. 31, 2017, to submit new registrations through the electronic system or lose their safe harbor protection under the DMCA.
With the passage of the Florida Constitutional Amendment 2 (medical marijuana), we expect enacting legislation in the 2017 legislative session to address in part how Florida employers are impacted by this new law. By Florida law, the Constitutional Amendment will be effective Jan. 3, 2017, with six months for implementation.