The Act was recently amended to cover more New York City employers and to impose even greater compliance obligations than the original law passed in 2013…more
The Serious Fraud Office has issued a code of practice for deferred prosecution agreements, which are now available as an alternative to conviction for certain white-collar offences in the UK.
USCIS received approximately 172,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions during the filing period that began April 1 and conducted its computer-generated random selection process on April 10.
The proposal covers shareholder votes on remuneration policies and related party transactions and greater transparency obligations on certain market participants.
The European Commission (EU Commission) recently published…more
The proposed directive seeks to coordinate national requirements concerning the formation, registration, and operation of single-member companies.
On 9 April, the European Commission published a provisional draft of a new…more
Bulletin shows minor forward movement in the EB-2 China category and the EB-3 India category, with no movement in the EB-2 India category or the EB-3 China category.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its May…more
Companies providing consumer finance products or services should review policies and training materials to ensure compliance.
On April 3, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim final…more
The next step in the adoption of new capital standards will potentially cause the largest U.S. banking organizations to face more stringent minimum capital requirements.
On April 8, the Board of Governors of the Federal…more
Foreign financial institutions, such as offshore funds, should register with the IRS by May 5 and review new and revised IRS forms.
The July 1 start date for Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) withholding on…more
The decision in Quality Stores not only kills FICA tax refunds for millions of unemployed workers, but it also requires proactive employer actions to maximize future employer and state unemployment benefit payments to terminated…more
Plan sponsors now know how and by when retirement plans must comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor.
The IRS has released its long-awaited guidance on the effective date by which qualified retirement…more
USCIS has stopped accepting H-1B petitions subject to the 2015 fiscal year H-1B cap or the advanced degree exemption.
On April 7, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received a…more
New competition provisions may make it easier to prosecute cartel offences, but add additional exclusions and defences.
On 1 April, the competition provisions of the UK’s Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) came…more
Participants recognize the importance of board oversight and risk disclosures.
On March 26, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hosted a roundtable to discuss cybersecurity and the issues and challenges it…more
The proposed rule offers a definition of “waters of the United States” that expands the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction.
On March 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…more
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