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US Immigration and Foreign Tourists Who May Not be Among the Purist

While US Immigration is full of controversy, foreign visitors to the US who enter as tourists are a matter of least concern. Most Americans raise absolutely no issue with foreign visitors to the US who come as tourists. Assumedly…more

Illinois Disallows "Retrograde Extrapolation" Testimony in DUI/ Drunk Driving Case

On June 16, 2011, the defendant was in the parking lot at the Dolphin Cove Family Aquatic Center in Carpentersville. At approximately 7:30 p.m., defendant made a 911 call via the OnStar system in her vehicle. She told the 911 operator…more

PCBs are illegal to leave in place and do harm to our children, and yet that is exactly what the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District intends to do

Congress banned PCBs in 1978 and at 50 ppm PCBs are required by law to be removed. Results found at Malibu High School and Jaun Cabrillo: Juan Cabrillo Room 19: 340,000 ppm Malibu High School room 506: 370,000ppm These test…more

[Video]Employee Benefits Issues in California Following the U.S. Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decisions

Teresa Renaker discusses the significant effects that the Supreme Court's decisions will have on employee benefits for same-sex married couples who live and work in California…more

UK Government Consults on Mandatory Supply of IT Services to Insolvent Customers

The UK Government has released a long awaited consultation document proposing new controls on IT suppliers’ dealings with customers facing insolvency. To a degree this brings the termination provisions of the UK’s insolvency…more

Employers May Require Exempt Employees to Use Accrued Leave for Absences Shorter Than Half a Day

On July 21, 2014, a California Court of Appeal held that overtime exempt status is not undermined by requiring employees to use accrued leave for absences of less than half a day…more

India budget update: top points for multinationals

In an effort to jump-start a weak economy, the Indian government’s Union Budget adopts several new measures while taking a balanced approach. These are the government’s key areas of focus..…more

Insights from a Recent Panel on Navigating AIA Trials

On July 14, 2014, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia presented "Navigating AIA Trials at the USPTO," a panel discussion on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) trials, which took place at the D.C. office of Venable…more

Watchdogs Petition SEC to Strengthen Prohibitions Against Impeding Complaints to SEC

On July 18, 2014, a coalition of plaintiff-side lawyers and government watchdog groups proposed ways to strengthen the SEC whistleblower program in two petitions filed with the SEC. The groups urged the SEC to update Rule 21F-17, which…more

Shorts on Long Term Care - Summer 2014

In this issue: - Nursing Facility Survey Trends: Directed Plans of Correction, Privacy Violations and FTag 520 Quality Assurance Committee Citations - COBRA Meets ACA – Time to Update COBRA Notices - NLRB…more

EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant

On July 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not required to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding potential endangered…more

Organizations need to be "Internal Fraud Aware"

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) knows how devastating fraud can be to an organization. The company, and its executives, have been accused by the Chinese government of funnelling hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to doctors and…more

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