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The Singapore-India Connection: A Robust Past and a Compelling Future

In determining the optimum gateway for investing into India, reliance on industry data may be the most prudent opening gambit. Data released by India's Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion peg Mauritius and Singapore as…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

California Enacts Comprehensive Groundwater Management Legislation

On September 16, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a historic package of three bills—Senate Bill 1168, Senate Bill 1319 and Assembly Bill 1739—instituting comprehensive groundwater management in California…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Guidance for Employers Regarding Ebola

On September 30, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States. The patient died of Ebola on October 8. More recently, on…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Bombay High Court Rules in Favour of Vodafone India in $490 Million Tax Dispute

On 10 October 2014, the Bombay High Court delivered a judgment in favour of Vodafone India Services Private Limited (Vodafone India) in a long-pending USD 490 million tax dispute. The Vodafone India intra-group transaction that…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule Raising Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers

On October 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it would publish a final rule implementing the provisions of President Obama's Executive Order 13658 to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors,…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Supreme Court of India Cancels 214 Coal Block Allocations

In a judgment delivered on 24 September 2014, the Supreme Court of India cancelled 214 coal block allocations that had been in place since 1993. Out of the 214 cancelled allotments, 42 coal blocks with end-use plants that were…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

DEA Releases Final Rule on Disposal of Controlled Substances

On September 9, 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released notice of a final rule governing the disposal of controlled substances (the "Final Rule"). The Final Rule implements the Secure and Responsible Drug…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Finding the Right Mix of Mentors in Your First Year

"Ask about their mentoring programs," urged a recent law school graduate and friend of mine when I began interviewing with firms during the summer before my 2L year. Dutifully, I followed her instructions, and in each interview…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

'Loan-to-Own' Strategy May Lead to Limitation on Credit-Bidding

On April 14, in In re Free Lance-Star Publishing, 512 B.R. 798 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2014), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia considered the objection of Chapter 11 debtors to a secured creditor's right…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Pay Transparency Rule for Employees of Federal Contractors

On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register to implement Executive Order 13665, which was signed by…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

California Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law

On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1522, known as the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. With a few exceptions, the new law requires all employers to provide…more
| Labor & Employment Law

CBP Issues Guidance on Acceptable Methods of Submitting Post-Importation Claims

As a follow-up to a memorandum issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to its field offices on August 11, 2014, CBP has published a guidance to the trade community concerning "acceptable methods" for submission of…more
| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade

Philadelphia Ordinance Provides New Protections for Breastfeeding Mothers

On September 3, 2014, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law the Breastfeeding Accommodation Bill, No. 130922, as a part of the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance. The new law is effective immediately, and it…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Appellate Court Tells Employers to Pay Part of Employees' Cell Phone Bills or Face Class Action Liability

On August 12, 2014, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, ruled in Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc. that employers are required to reimburse employees for all business-related calls made or received on…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Third Circuit Sets Standard for Return to Work Under the Family and Medical Leave Act

On August 27, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion in Budhun v. Reading Hospital and Medical Center reversing the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which granted…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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