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Legal Issues Business Leaders Need to Know in 2017

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Expanding wage and hour obligations will continue to be a top concern for employers in 2017. As most employers are aware, in May 2016, the United States Department of Labor issued its long-awaited final rule regarding the...more

Financial Services Weekly News - March 2017 #2

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - Marching On. Notwithstanding the industry’s watch of the Senate’s confirmation of new leadership for the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the DOL proposed a delay...more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2016

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note Voting Matters. Next week, we head to the polls to elect a new president of the United States and other government representatives. Voting is important because it allows registered citizens to cast their...more

Civil Fines Jump Across Agencies Under Inflation Adjustment Act

by WilmerHale on

Civil fines across federal agencies have recently been increased dramatically under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) (Sec. 701 of Public Law 114-74), with some more than...more

Class Action Roundup: Spring 2016

by Alston & Bird on

Welcome to the second 2016 edition of Class Action Roundup! The first quarter of the year witnessed a few key Supreme Court decisions, even with the passing of Justice Scalia, and several settlement cases decided. The issue...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 6.6.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Some thoughts about why the relatively dismal May employment numbers (just 38k jobs added) isn’t really as bad as it would seem on first glance...more

New Guidance Issued on FCRA Compliance in Employee Screening

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued new guidance to help background screening companies comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting background checks on current or prospective employees. The new...more

FTC issues new FCRA guidance for employment background screening companies

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued new guidance for employment background screening companies containing information on how to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). One of the key elements of this new...more

FTC Releases Updated FCRA Guidance On Background Checks

by Littler on

On May 10, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a new publication related to background checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) titled What Employment Background Screening Companies Need to Know About the...more

Brexit Insights - Setting the Scene

by Reed Smith on

At present, the only thing that appears certain about Brexit is the uncertainty that it poses for UK and EU businesses. The referendum on the 23rd June will determine whether the UK should remain part of the EU or...more

China Aims to Strengthen Regulations on Commercial Bribery

Recently, the Legal Affairs Office of the State Council released draft amendments (Draft Amendments) to the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for public comments. The Draft Amendments...more

2015 UK Legal Highlights

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to our 2015 edition of UK Legal Highlights. This update is a reminder of some of the most important and signi cant legal developments in 2015 in DLA Piper’s areas of expertise. Last year, we included key...more

FTC provides guidance on FCRA requirements for employer background checks

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

When examining banks and companies subject to CFPB supervisory authority for FCRA compliance, CFPB examiners will look at whether the bank or company has followed FCRA requirements for use of background checks on employees...more

Hidden Pitfalls of Old Non-Compete Provisions

by Weintraub Tobin on

Companies and employers around the country seek to protect their intellectual property by, among other things, using non-compete provisions in employment agreements. Generally, these provisions are intended to prevent an...more

FTC provides 2014 enforcement report to CFPB

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission has provided its annual Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the CFPB covering the FTC’s enforcement activities in 2014 related to compliance with Regulation Z (Truth in Lending), Regulation M...more

NY Attorney General Enters into Far-Reaching Settlement with Largest Credit Reporting Agencies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced that his office reached a landmark settlement with the nation’s three leading credit reporting agencies (CRAs) that will require them to significantly reform,...more

Russian Legislation Update

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: - Currency Control - Banking - Patronage of Arts - Environment - Employment/Foreign Citizens - Excerpt from Patronage of Arts: On 4 November 2014 the President signed Federal...more

How Ed O'Bannon Just Disrupted College Athletics [Video]

by Mimesis Law on

August 22, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Marc Edelman, Associate Professor of Law at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York, talks with Lee Pacchia and Steve Olenick about the effects Judge...more

FTC Settles with Payday Lender over Alleged UDAAP Violations

by Goodwin on

The United States District Court for the District of South Dakota Central Division entered a final order and judgment approving a settlement between the FTC and a payday lender, in which the company agreed to pay civil money...more

Successful Strategies For Doing Business In Asia: Taiwan

1. What role does the government of Taiwan play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Three types of Taiwan government approval requirements may be relevant to direct foreign investment in...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - May 24, 2013

In this issue: - SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues 13 New and Revised C&DIs - CFTC Issues Final Trade Execution Rules - CFTC Issues Interpretive Guidance on Disruptive Trade Practices - New York...more

Mortgage Banking Update - December 14, 2012

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In This Issue: - CFPB Monitor Named to the ABA Journal Annual Blawg 100 List - Temporary CONGRESS PASSES LEGISLATION TO FIX CFPB PRIVILEGE WAIVER PROBLEM - CFPB DESCRIBES PLANS FOR COORDINATING WITH STATE...more

Mortgage Banking Update - October 19, 2012

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In This Issue: - FTC Settles FCRA Enforcement Actions Alleging Wrongful Sale and Use of Prescreened Lists - Colorado Court of Appeals Finds “Fractional Interests” Not Lots under the Interstate Land Sales Full...more

Employers Must Update FCRA-Required Forms

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released new regulations requiring employers to update forms mandated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by January 1, 2013. The changes consist primarily of...more

New FCRA Forms Take Effect January 1, 2013

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Employers must adopt new Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) forms by January 1, 2013, in light of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 shifting FCRA rulemaking authority from the Federal Trade...more

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