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EEOC Takes First Step Toward Issuing Rules on Employer-Sponsored Wellness Plans

On March 20, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced its submission of a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) on employer-sponsored wellness plans to the White House Office of Management and Budget…more

Measures to improve energy performance of non-domestic buildings: Scottish implementation timetable announced

Following recent consultation, the Scottish Government has confirmed the timetable for the publication and implementation of regulations to be made under section 63 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009…more

U.S. FSOC Proposes Qualified Financial Contract Rules and Creates a New Challenge for Large Financial Companies that are not SIFIs

The Financial Stability Oversight Council (Council) proposed regulations (Rule) on January 7, 2015, which create a new challenge for all nonbank financial companies with assets of $50 billion or more. While the four companies that have…more

I Can Fly it For Fun–Why Not For Profit? Proposed FAA Rules For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Every week, it seems you hear another business is using unmanned aerial vehicles. So why are you, or your company, still grounded? That could change soon…more

New Video – What Is a “Pay to Play?”

The term “pay to play” is actually a negative term in the direct selling and MLM field. It is used to reference a program which encourages independent distributors to make purchases to qualify for commissions and rank advancement…more

New Video – What’s the Difference between MLM, Network Marketing, Party Plan and Direct Sales?

They all fall under the general umbrella of direct sales. Historically, direct selling only involved direct person-to-person sales, often door-to-door. In the 1950’s, companies such as Amway, Shaklee and Mary Kay introduced to the…more

Budget amendment introduced to change CFPB appropriations

Another Republican CFPB effort to subject the CFPB to the congressional appropriations policy took the form of an amendment to the Senate’s 2015 Budget Resolution introduced last week by Senator David Perdue. Earlier in March…more

Programa de Incentivos Portugal 2020

El programa de apoyos y subvenciones Portugal 2020 está concitando la atención de empresas y medios en este último mes. Con la apertura de los plazos de candidaturas es el momento oportuno para informarse del programa y ver de qué modo…more

Employers Take Note: The Supreme Court’s Game-Changing Decision in Young v. UPS Requires Review of Pregnancy Accommodation Policies and Practices

Wednesday, the Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision in the closely watched case of Young v. UPS, holding that a plaintiff may be able to prove unlawful failure to accommodate a pregnancy-related condition through evidence…more

CFPB Casts Doubt on Pre-dispute Consumer Arbitration Clauses

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a bureau of the Federal Trade Commission, released its Arbitration Study Report to Congress. The report suggests that pre-dispute arbitration clauses and class action…more

Delaware Court of Chancery Restricts Board’s Ability to Subject Former Shareholders to New Bylaws

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently held, in a case of first impression, that a non-reciprocal fee-shifting bylaw cannot be applied to a claim brought by a former shareholder who had been cashed out of the company before the bylaw…more

B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. – U.S. Supreme Court Holds TTAB Decisions Can Have Preclusive Effect on District Courts

On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in the case of B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Indus., Inc. B&B Hardware owned the federally registered trademark SEALTIGHT for use in connection with fasteners…more

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