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Significant Changes to the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice

On November 30, 2013 the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice Amendment Regulation (Amended Rules) will be proclaimed into force which will bring significant changes to the regulatory process before the Alberta Energy...more

SEC Proposes Sweeping Amendments to Rules Governing Money Market Funds

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) on June 5, 2013 proposed for public comment sweeping amendments to Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and other rules relating to money market...more

Amendments Made To Regulation Requiring Financial Institutions To Protect Federal Benefit Payments In Deposit Accounts From The...

Several amendments have been made to the federal regulation issued in 2011 that protects certain directly-deposited federal benefit payments from the reach of creditors....more

Changes to Rules for Marketing Activities during a Public Offering

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have adopted amendments to the rules governing permissible marketing activities in the context of a public offering. The amendments, which will come into force on August 13, 2013,...more

CFPB Amends the Ability-to-Repay Rules Regarding Qualified Mortgages

On May 29, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized rules to facilitate access to credit by creating specific exemptions and modifications to the CFPB’s Ability-to-Repay rule for small creditors, community...more

SEC Amendments to OTC Equity Trade Reporting Rules

On May 23, the SEC approved amendments to FINRA trade reporting Rules 6282, 6380A, 6380B, 6622, 7130, 7230A and 7230B to require member firms to report over-the-counter transactions in equity securities to FINRA as soon as...more

Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board Amends Its Procedural Rules

According to its statutory mandate to periodically review and revise its rules, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board has amended Part 1130 of its rules, which govern the Board's procedural processes, now...more

Recent Changes to Mongolia's Foreign Investment Laws: Opportunities and Challenges for Foreign Investors

Driven by its vast abundance of coal, copper, iron ore, gold and uranium (to name a few), Mongolia is forecast to have the world’s fastest growth rate in 2013, at 12% of GDP—a figure Western economies can only dream of in the...more

CFPB’s Amendments To The “Escrows Final Rule” Seek To Maintain Consumer Protections Applicable To Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans And...

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued a final rule clarifying the 2013 Escrows Final Rule issued by CFPB on January 10, 2013. The CFPB indicates that the clarifying and technical amendments to the...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Action At The CFPB

The CFPB amends its Escrow Requirements Under the Truth in Lending Act Rule - On Thursday, May 16, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB") adopted clarifying and technical amendments to its Escrow...more

FMLA Coverage Expanded: New Forms And Posters Required

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued new regulations expanding coverage under the Family and Medical Leave Act for certain classes of employees....more

CFPB Amends Credit Card Ability-To-Pay Rule

On April 29, the CFPB amended Regulation Z to make it easier for spouses or partners who do not work outside of the home to qualify for credit cards. Regulation Z generally requires that credit card issuers consider an...more

California Energy Commission Amends Nonresidential Building Energy Disclosure Regulations

The California Legislature adopted Section 25402.10 of the California Public Resources Code in 2007. The Code requires each nonresidential building owner throughout the state to document and disclose a building’s energy use...more

FTC on COPPA: No Delay

This afternoon, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) unanimously rejected requests from industry organizations to delay the July 1 date for compliance with the amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)....more

ABA Amends Model Rules of Professional Conduct to Address Changes Brought by Technology and Globalization

It is undeniable that technology and globalization are changing the way lawyers practice law. Technology has not just made people, places, and things much more accessible to us – it has impacted the way we store information...more

OIG Issues Revised Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol

On April 17, 2013, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revised its Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP), originally published in 1998, and updated in...more

NFA Amends CPO and CTA Quarterly Reporting Requirements

On April 24, the National Futures Association (NFA) issued a notice to members regarding amendments to NFA Compliance Rule 2-46. The amended rule modifies the NFA’s quarterly pool reporting requirements and extends related...more

FINRA Submits Rulemaking Items to the SEC for Comment and Approval

At its April 2013 board meeting, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors approved several proposed rule changes that will be submitted to the SEC for review and approval. The proposed rulemaking...more

Second Phase of the CRM Project: Additional Disclosure of Charges and Performance Reports

The Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) published a notice on March 28, 2013 outlining the amendments made to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (“NI...more

NFA Amends FCM Capital Requirements for Forex Transactions with ECPs

The National Futures Association (NFA) has amended the financial requirements applicable to member futures commission merchants (FCMs) acting as counterparties in foreign exchange (forex) transactions...more

War of Words Regarding Implementation of Amendments to COPPA – UPDATE

UPDATE — The Federal Trade Commission has published its promised COPPA FAQs - ..Volley #1 - Trade Associations to FTC: Please Delay! - The long-awaited amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection...more

CPA issues Amendments to Electronic Data and Document Rules and Standards

The Canadian Payments Association has issued amendments to Automated Clearing and Settlement System (ACSS) Rules and Standards, which came into effect on April 22, 2013....more

Legislative Update Report - Apr 12, 2013

Federal Government Regulations: Canada Gazette, Part II, March 27, 2013: Contraventions Act - SOR/2013-41 Regulations Amending the Application of Provincial Laws Regulations. Farm Products...more

Amendments to the Regulations Designating Physical Activities

On April 12, 2013, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency released its Draft Regulations Amending the Regulations Designating Physical Activities (the Amended Regulations). According to the Regulatory Impact Analysis...more

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