No, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Is Not Retiring Tomorrow
Based on this weekend's reunion of his law clerks, reports of AMK's retirement are greatly exaggerated.
Charter Violations Inside Prisons: Irremediable in the Na...
By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: Charter Violations Inside Prisons: Irremediable in the Name of Protecting the Public? Case Commented On: R v Blanchard, 2017 AB...
Pitfalls a 401(k) Sponsor Can Avoid With Plan Providers
While much of the focus concerning the liability of sponsoring a 401(k) plan is about plan expenses thanks to the many lawsuits filed against plan sponsors. ...
Rare Court Case Sheds Light on U.S. Sanctions Enforcement
It is rare for companies to go to court to fight penalties imposed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for violations of U.S. sanctions. It is eve...
Department of Labor withdraws joint employer guidance
A joint employer relationship can arise in circumstances where an individual performs work for two entities that share control over how that individual perfo...
Seventh Circuit Limits Ability to Moot Claims of Class Re...
On June 20, 2017, the Seventh Circuit ruled that a defendant cannot moot the individual claims of a putative class representative by depositing an unaccepted...
European Court of Justice Upholds Use of Evidence from No...
The European Court of Justice ("CoJ") has upheld the European Commission's use of evidence transmitted by a national authority other than a Member State comp...
Are We Ever Going to Get OSHA Guidance from the Trump Adm...
No one thought that on June 22, we would still not know the Trump administration's enforcement position on the recordkeeping anti-retaliation requirements, i...
Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2017...
The rise of passive investment strategies and the growing momentum of investment in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has not gone unnoticed by European regulator...
RAMP Certification Requirements: Expanded Enforcement Loo...
As a result of the new laws enacted last year, anyone who serves or sells alcoholic beverages in Pennsylvania must be RAMP certified.  A Pa.L.C.B. e-mail adv...
Tax Law Changes in Saudi Arabia
On June 11, 2017, the Saudi Arabian Excise Tax Law ("Excise Tax Law"), as enacted by Royal Decree No. M/86 and dated 27/8/1438 H / May 23, 2017, came into fo...
Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case
By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case What constrains lawyer conduct? I don’t mean in terms of positive la...
Red Light for New Activist Strategy
Earlier this month, General Motors ("GM") won a decisive victory in a proxy contest waged by Greenlight Capital, the activist fund headed by David Einhorn. G...
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Estate Planning Still Critical in Uncertain Times
The “plan” unveiled by the Trump administration in late April to repeal the federal estate tax was a broadly vague outline of tax reform goals. The proposed ...
Why Isn’t My “Free” Preventive Health Care Free?
In my opinion, one of the best changes made by the Affordable Care Act is the mandate that requires health plans to provide certain specified preventive serv...
[Video] This Week in FCPA-Episode 58, the Declination Edi...
After last week’s guest announcers, Jay and I return for a wide-ranging discussion on some of the week’s top compliance related stories, including: 1. The fi...
Anthem To Pay Record $115 Million To Settle Data Breach L...
If approved, this will be the biggest data breach settlement in history.
FTC Submits Comments on IoT Security
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted public comments to the US Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (N...
ManattJones Global Strategies - June 2017
CEO Executive Summary: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally notified Congress of the Trump administration’s intention to renegotiate NAFTA be...
ERISA Plan Choice-of-Law Provisions: Dog Whisperer’s Disa...
An issue dogging claims administrators is: What effect do choice-of-law provisions have on the standard of review of ERISA benefit decisions?... By: Lane Pow...
ITC To Issue Preliminary Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Report...
Next Friday (June 9), the ITC will deliver its preliminary report to the House Ways & Means and the Senate Finance Committees regarding Miscellaneous Tariff ...
Ninth Circuit Says Age Discrimination Laws Apply to Publi...
In Guido v. Mount Lemmon Fire District, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to public employ...
OSHA Seeks Feedback on Proposal to Revoke Certain Provisi...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reconsidering portions of a final rule setting standards for occupational exposure to beryllium. ...
Mid-Year Compliance Check-Up!
There are a number of new employment laws coming into effect on July 1, 2017. Below is a self-test checklist to ensure your business is prepared for them.......
FTC Updates COPPA Guidance for Businesses
On June 21, 2017, the FTC updated its COPPA Compliance Guidance for businesses. The new guidance includes new descriptions of services and products covered b...
Court Says Canada’s Attempt to Create a National Securiti...
The Quebec Court of Appeals recently held in an advisory opinion that Canada’s attempt to create a national securities regulation scheme with the voluntary p...
Senate Republicans Release Bill to "Repeal and Replace" t...
On June 22, 2017, Senate Republicans released a draft of their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). After the House narrowly pa...
There's No Crying at Work! But if an Employee Does Cry, I...
Noemi was a secretary for a school district who claimed her coworkers made derogatory remarks about Hispanic students and their families. The last straw, acc...
EU General Data Protection Regulation – a survival guide ...
To say that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR or the Regulation) will change the existing data protection framework in Europe is an understatem...
11th Circuit Hears Oral Argument in LabMD Case
Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, sitting in Miami, heard oral argument in the case of LabMD, Inc. v. Federal Trade Comm...
And on the Seventh Day, Let Them Rest… or Work—If They Want!
Seyfarth Synopsis: Last month in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., the California Supreme Court addressed three questions about California’s “day of rest” statutes...
An Unusual Way To Hold an Oil and Gas Lease
Here is what we believe is an unusual situation: A gas unit is formed. The gas well ceases to produce. Another gas well produces from an oil unit, but the le...
New Administration Dismantles More Of Obama Arbitration R...
It was only a few weeks ago that this blog covered the reversal of the CMS regulation on arbitration in nursing homes. Now, the Trump Administration has alte...
Not All Trial Lawyers Can Handle All Kinds Of Trials
Make the right choices in what you handle to develop the career that is right for you.
Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review
Financial Industry Developments - Treasury Department Report: Decreasing Regulatory Burdens, Increasing Regulatory Accountability and Fostering Economic Grow...
Major Headaches Coming for Chicago and Cook County Employ...
As most employers in the “Chicagoland” area are hopefully already aware, both Chicago and Cook County have enacted paid sick leave (PSL) ordinances that go i...
Texas Passes Ban on Texting While Driving
On June 6, 2017, Texas became the 47th state to enact a state-wide ban on texting while driving. The new law (HR 62) prohibits drivers from reading, writing ...
Senate Healthcare Bill Released for Public Review
Just over four weeks after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score of the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), the bill passed by a narrow margin...
Federal Court Finds Website Subject to Title III of the ADA
A recent decision issued by United States District Court Judge Robert Scola found that the website of an owner and operator of a chain of regional grocery st...
Avoiding State Law Pitfalls (Part 4 of 4)
This is the fourth hypothetical in our series showing how well-intentioned employers can violate unfamiliar state laws. Scenario #4 - A manager of a Minneapo...
More on the IPO Market from the SEC Investor Advisory Com...
The Committee devoted the morning’s session to a discussion of the decline in the number of U.S. IPOs. Chair Clayton addressed the Committee and noted that t...
Oh, Hadn’t You Heard? You’re Violating French Law Right N...
Ok, ok, don’t panic. Maybe not all of the millions of dedicated readers of this blog are in violation. Nevertheless, as of June 1, if your company does busin...
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