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GMO Food Labeling And CRISPR

A new law targeted at GMO food labeling instructs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish standards for identifying “bioengineered” food. While many might think CRISPR-modified foods will be covered by such a law, certain...more

Using VPN Technology in the UAE: Awareness and Action

There has been much discussion in the media regarding the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), triggered by the recently announced Federal Law No. (12) of 2016 (the Amendment), which...more

SEC Adopts Changes to Form ADV and Books and Records Rules

On August 25, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) adopted amendments to Form ADV Part 1 that will require SEC-registered investment advisers to provide a significant amount of new information. The SEC adopted...more

Massachusetts Regulatory Overhaul: Hospitals, Clinics, Dialysis Units, and Medical Marijuana – Oh My!

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has released proposed amended regulations for the licensure of hospitals, clinics, and out-of-hospital dialysis units, proposed the rescission of separate birth center...more

Top Ten Things To Know About Florida's Amendment 2

The Basics: Amendment 2 is a voter-initiated constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana possession and use. Amendment 2 establishes a caregiver-patient system for medical marijuana distribution. Caregivers must be...more

Final IRS Regulations Clarify Tax Rules for Same-Sex Couples

Effective September 2, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service formally put into place amendments to regulations that define who is married for tax purposes. The new regulations finalize proposed regulations issued in 2015, with...more

Bridging the Week - September 2016

NFA Proposes Requiring CTAs and CPOs to File Certain Financial Ratio Information: The National Futures Association submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for its approval a new requirement that would mandate...more

New code and accompanying guidance: Money purchase benefits

On 28 July the updated version of the Regulator's code of practice on the governance and administration of occupational trust-based schemes providing money purchase benefits came into force. The code sets out the standards of...more

Taiwan Amends Waste Disposal Act

In order to further enhance the Environmental Protection Administration’s grasp over the types and amounts of wastes, as well as their storage, disposal, reuse, and handling across national industries, an amendment was made...more

Are you compliant with the new board composition requirements applicable to Norwegian financial undertakings?

A new Act on Financial Undertakings and Financial Groups (Finansforetaksloven) was adopted in Norway on 10 April 2015 and entered into force on 1 January 2016. Pursuant to its transitional provisions, financial undertakings...more

Workplace Harassment Obligations Expanding for Ontario Employers

Effective September 8, 2016, Ontario’s Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment) expands an employer’s obligation to identify, prevent,...more

WARNING: California Adopts New Proposition 65 “How to Warn” Rules

Last Friday, the state published the first major changes to the Proposition 65 regulations in more than a decade. The sweeping changes rewrite the “safe harbor” warning regulations and, in doing so, create a new set of...more

House Debate Scheduled for Bills Relating to Capital Access for Small Business

Next week, the House is scheduled to debate two bills designed to reduce regulatory burden on small businesses in order to facilitate access to capital. H.R. 5424, the Investment Advisers Modernization Act, was approved by...more

Amendments to the Polish Labor Code - Employment contract needed before starting work

Following the amendments to the Polish Labor Code effective on 1 September 2016, an employee may start work only if beforehand: - a written employment contract has been signed; or - if there is no signed,...more

Final Rules and Guidance Issued on “Blacklisting” Executive Order - Controversial Mandate Requires Disclosure of Labor and...

On August 25, 2016, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council issued final rules and the Department of Labor (DOL) published final guidance implementing President Obama’s 2014 “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order...more

Solar Industry Update: Clearing the Path for More Solar in the Sunshine State

In yesterday’s primary election, Florida voters approved Amendment 4, granting the Florida Legislature’s request for authority to exempt the value of solar improvements from commercial property taxes....more

The Business Court Opens Its Door Wide To "Intellectual Property" Disputes

The Business Court doesn't often discuss its interpretation of the statutory bases for a designation to the Court, all of which are contained in G.S. sec. 7A-45.4. So its published Order this month in Southeastern...more

SEC Adopts Amendments to Form ADV and Recordkeeping Rule

On August 25, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted rules, proposed in May 2015, to modernize and enhance the disclosure requirements promulgated under the Investment Adviser Act of 1940, as amended...more

Hong Kong Amends Recycling Ordinance

Hong Kong has issued the Promotion of Recycling and Proper Disposal (Electrical Equipment and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Ordinance 2016, which will amend the Product Eco-Responsibility Ordinance and the Waste Disposal...more

New Arizona Laws Seek to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

Arizona’s new Declaration of Independent Business Status (DIBS) law went into effect on August 6, 2016. Arizona employers can now clarify their relationships with independent contractors under certain circumstances. For...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 32

SEC/CORPORATE - 2016 Amendments to Delaware General Corporation Law Highlight Two-Step Mergers and Appraisal Rights - On August 1, a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) went into...more

Massachusetts Amends Blue Laws to Allow for Operations of Warehouses on Sundays and Holidays

Warehouses and delivery centers in Massachusetts can be opened on Sundays and holidays under a provision in the new economic development law amending the state’s “blue laws.” The Massachusetts blue laws, with a list of 55...more

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: Longstanding Terms of the NMFC’s Uniform Bill of Lading Vanish

On July 14, 2016, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (“NMFTA”) published a supplement that changed the terms and conditions of the Uniform Straight Bill of Lading (“USBL”) published in the National Motor Freight...more

2016 Changes to Delaware Law Go into Effect

Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law - Several significant amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the DGCL) were signed into law on June 16, 2016, and went into effect on August 1, 2016.1 Most...more

Proposed 2017 Hospital OPPS Rule Would End Medicare Payments to Many Off Campus Facilities at the Same Levels as Hospital-Based...

Published on July 14, 2016, CMS’s proposed 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule calls for site-neutral payments that would stop Medicare payments to many off-campus facilities at the same level as...more

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