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Spain Sets a New Milestone with its Corporate Compliance Statute

As of July 1 of this year, Spain becomes the latest in a string of nations with a corporate compliance defense. Article 33 of Spain’s criminal code will provide an exemption from corporate criminal liability where the company...more

Blog: House Bill To Require Disclosure Of Efforts To Eliminate Slave Labor From Supply Chains

Yesterday, Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Chris Smith introduced H.R. 3226, the ‘‘Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015.’’ ...more

President Obama Signs Trade Measures

It was not easily accomplished, but on June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law a series of trade measures, including Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), providing the administration with rules governing the negotiation of...more

Congress Continues to Threaten Contracting by Inverted Domestic Corporations - Congressional Action May Further Restrict IDCs from...

Recent congressional action regarding Inverted Domestic Corporations (IDC) may lead to further limitations on the ability of IDCs to contract with the federal government. Starting with the 2002 legislation that established...more

The Pacific Rim Free Trade Deal

President Obama’s controversial Pacific Rim free trade deal (“the deal”), a trade agreement to enhance trade and investment among 11 Asian Pacific countries to boost economic growth in the United States, has sparked...more

Gaming Legal News: Volume 8, Number 11

BEYOND THE SLOT MACHINE: NEW BILL DIRECTS NEVADA’S GAMING REGULATORS TO CRAFT REGULATIONS TO ALLOW “HYBRID” GAMES - Nevada is the world’s preeminent gaming destination. Not by chance, but by being a leader in...more

FIRPTA Changes Coming?

It is a pleasure to see something coming out of Congress these days that seeks to attract foreign investment, instead of repelling it. A recent bill by Representatives Brady and Crowley seeks to modernize FIRPTA by expanding...more

Cuban Baseball Players Are No Longer Required to Obtain a License to Play Ball

Earlier this month, Major League Baseball eliminated a burdensome requirement that made it difficult for MLB franchises to sign Cuban nationals. Until last month, a Cuban national wanting to sign with a MLB franchise as a...more

More than Amnesty – How Obama’s Executive Action Will Impact Your Business and Foreign Workers

On November 20, 2014, President Obama unveiled a broad executive action overhauling our immigration system. While the rest of the world will continue debating aspects of the law related to border security and temporary relief...more

What next for employment law post-referendum? And post-election?

Kate Hodgkiss a Partner in our Edinburgh office, comments: The people of Scotland have spoken, and the answer is No. No, at least, to independence; however, the three main Westminster political parties were forced to make...more

The Elevator Speech Overview

The House and Senate were both in session this week, although it had a slow start due to the snowstorm in Washington, D.C. on Monday. On Tuesday the President released his $3.9 trillion budget request followed by several...more

Immigration Reform Marches On

August has been a busy, productive month for immigration reform advocates. From the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic March on Washington, to Women’s Equality Day in Seattle, to town halls across the country, a broad...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House 6-7-13

In This Issue: Governor LePage Veto Streak Continues; Governor LePage and Maine International Trade Center Announce Next Trade Mission; Senator Goodall Appointed to Small Business Administration’s Regional Spot, Resigning...more

El Congreso de México Aprueba la Iniciativa de Reforma a la Ley Federal del Trabajo: Qué Impacto Tendría la Reforma Para las...

Después de mucho debate ante las Cámaras de Diputados y Senadores, con manifestaciones públicas de apoyo y rechazo, el día 13 de noviembre de 2012, el Congreso aprobó la iniciativa de reforma a la Ley Federal del Trabajo...more

Mexico's Congress Approves Initiative to Reform the Labor Law: What the Reform Will Mean for Employers with Operations in Mexico

After much debate before Mexico's House of Representatives and Senate, as well as public demonstrations both in support and in opposition, on November 13, 2012, Congress approved an initiative to reform the Federal Labor Law...more

Fall Management Update -- August 31, 2012

In This Issue: Avoiding Workplace Headaches During this Political Season; Post-Macy Best Employment Practices for a Transgender Workforce; and Legal Risks Arising from International Expansion. ...more

Reducing the burden on business – changes to employment law in the UK? By Matthew Howse and Emma Damiral

Introduction - The UK labour market is one of the least regulated labour markets among developed countries, with only the US and Canada having lighter overall regulation. Nevertheless, the UK government is concerned to do...more

Senator Grassley Lifts Hold on Chaffetz Bill

On July 11, 2012, Senator Charles Grassley lifted his hold on HR 3012, the "Chaffetz bill" that will eliminate the per country caps on immigrant visas, presumably speeding immigration for people from India and China, and...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - April 2012

In This Issue: 01 Second Annual Conference On The Renaissance Of American Manufacturing; 02 Congress Passes Legislation To Overturn The Federal Circuit’s GPX Decision; 03 President Obama Establishes The Interagency...more

After Eight Month Gap, Trade Adjustment Assistance Extended with Key Modifications and Program Reductions

President Obama signed the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (“TAA Extension Act”) into law on October 21, 2011. The new law took effect immediately. Passage of the TAA Extension Act by Congress was...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - May 2011

In This Issue: - 01 U.S.-Colombian Accord On Labor Issues And U.S.-Panamanian Accord On Tax Information Open Way For Congressional Action On Three FTAs; Timing And Legislative Process Still Uncertain - 02 Federal...more

Shared Parental Leave – what will it mean for the City of London?

Shared Parental Leave – what will it mean for the City of London? The advent of shared parental leave will bring about a major cultural change. HR practitioners will no doubt be keen to learn from countries that have...more

The “I” Word – Changes to Immigration rules in the UK

The “I” Word – Changes to Immigration rules in the UK The “I” word has been on tip of many a tongue since the general election, and with a crescendo of calls for change to the immigration system, the new year will bring with...more

EU consultation on the Working Time Directive

EU consultation on the Working Time Directive Back in September 2009, the incoming Commission announced that it would launch a new review of the Working Time Directive (WTD), based on a two-stage consultation of the social...more

The territorial scope of Employment Tribunals – The Court of Appeal decisions in British Airways plc v Mak

The territorial scope of Employment Tribunals – The Court of Appeal decisions in British Airways plc v Mak The territorial scope of Employment Tribunals has seen many challenges over the years, usually from employees in the...more

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