Business News Digest - April 2011


Venable attorneys produce periodic alerts and newsletters covering a variety of topics and practice areas. For your convenience, we have assembled below a collection of the latest alerts and newsletters from March 2011. To view a particular item, please click on the title of the piece.

Advertising and Marketing:

Advertising Alert - Online Marketer Will Pay FTC $250,000 for Misleading Product Reviews by Affiliates

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation:

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Alert - Periodic updates on issues relating to employee benefits and executive compensation.

Focus on Misclassification – Are Your Workers 'Employees' or 'Independent Contractors?'

Health Care Reform: Another Extended Grace Period

Environmental Law:

Environmental Alert - Publications from Venable's Environmental Group relating to state and federal environmental regulatory, compliance and litigation issues.

EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Deadline to Be Extended

International Trade and Customs:

International Trade Alert - Timely and relevant news, events and updates related to Customs, Export Controls and International Trade.

Obama Bans Transactions with Libyan Government and its Controlled Entities

Labor and Employment:

Labor and Employment News Alert - A newsletter covering timely issues and regulatory changes impacting employers.

Back to Basics – SDNY Says Non-Competes Are Not Retention Agreements

Complaint or Not Complaint: That is the Question

New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Increases Obligations and Penalties for Employers Effective April 9, 2011

Nonprofit Organizations and Associations and Trademarks, Copyrights and Domain Names:

Nonprofit Alert - Highlighting issues and developments affecting nonprofit organizations and associations in areas such as corporate governance, tax exemption, lobbying and political activity, copyrights and trademarks, labor and employment, antitrust, standard-setting and certification, and more.

Nonprofits: Don't Get Caught Naked (Licensing)

Political Law, Investment Management, and Corporate Finance and Securities:

It Doesn’t Pay to “Pay to Play" – Investment Adviser Compliance With Advisers Act Rule 206(4)-5 Is Now Mandatory: What You Should Do Now To Avoid Significant Penalties Later

Privacy and Data Security:

The Download - Developments in E-Commerce, Privacy, Marketing, and Information Services Law and Policy - March 2011 Edition

SEC Investigations and White Collar Defense:

SEC Update - Covering developments affecting SEC reporting companies.

Senate Questions SEC Disclosure Policies

Indictment of Former GSK Lawyer Dismissed

Tax and Wealth Planning:

Tax Bulletin - A periodic newsletter discussing a variety of tax law issues.

California's New Tax Law Vastly Extends Its Taxing Reach

Please see full newsletter below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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