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SEC Adopts Final CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure

What you need to know: On August 5, 2015, the SEC adopted a final rule pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act requiring SEC reporting companies (other than emerging growth companies, smaller reporting companies, foreign private…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

DOL Proposes New FLSA Test for Employee Exemptions and Issues New Guidance for Independent Contractor Classifications

What you need to know: The Department of Labor recently proposed an important change to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would significantly reduce the number of employees who are properly deemed “exempt” from the FLSA’s…more
| Labor & Employment Law

SEC Proposes Rules on Clawback Policies

What you need to know: On July 1, 2015, the SEC proposed rules, provided for as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, that will require companies listed on US stock exchanges to adopt, enforce and disclose policies with respect to…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

SEC Regulation of Private Equity Funds

What you need to know: The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations recently issued its examination priorities for 2015, many of which impact the private equity…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Attorney General Issues Proposed Regulations On New Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law

What you need to know: The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has issued proposed regulations clarifying the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the new Earned Sick Time Law that goes into…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Upcoming Deadline: Benchmark Survey of US Direct Investment Abroad

What you need to know: The US government is presently conducting a comprehensive survey of US investment in foreign businesses. What you need to do: Any US person or entity that owns at least 10% of the…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

EEOC Issues Proposed Regulations Clarifying Parameters of Employee Wellness Programs

What you need to know: The EEOC recently issued proposed regulations and guidance describing how the Americans With Disabilities Act applies to employer-sponsored wellness programs. The proposed changes clarify the extent…more
| Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Liability Under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933

What you need to know: Public companies and practitioners alike have historically relied on the “bespeaks caution” doctrine, meaning that qualifying a statement as a belief was an effective disclaimer that the statement may…more
| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Supreme Court Creates New Framework for Deciding Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

What you need to know: The US Supreme Court recently decided a case where it created a new framework for proving pregnancy-related discrimination, making it easier for cases to reach a jury…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

2015 Hart-Scott-Rodino Requirements

What you need to know: HSR filing thresholds will be adjusted upward effective February 20, 2015. What you need to do: Parties involved in a merger or acquisition should analyze whether it will exceed the new…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Natural Products Whiplash

What you need to know: Two important developments in the last week have exacerbated confusion around patent protection for natural products and technologies that implicate laws of nature, calling into question the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

An Update on the Massachusetts Sick Leave Law – What You Should Know At Year End

What you need to know: As detailed in our November client alert, Massachusetts will require employers to grant at least forty hours of sick leave to their employees each year, effective on July 1, 2015. While the portion…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts Passes New Paid Sick Leave Law

What you need to know: Effective July 1, 2015, Massachusetts will require most employers to grant at least forty hours of paid sick leave to their employees each year. Employees may take the paid sick days to care for…more
| Labor & Employment Law

California Passes Paid Sick Leave Law, Joining Nation-Wide Trend

What you need to know: Effective July 1, 2015, California will require virtually all employers to grant at least three days of paid annual sick leave to California employees. Employees may take the paid sick days to care…more
| Labor & Employment Law

HHS OIG Issues Report on Questionable Billing for Medicaid Pediatric Dental Services

What you need to know: The Office of Inspector General for the US Department of Health & Human Services recently published the results of its study on Louisiana dentists who may be providing unnecessary dental procedures…more
| Health
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