Grace Period

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Beware this new type of credit card offer!

Can you spell "No Grace Period"? Pay the card in full on time, still get charged interest! What's that about?...more

Patent Grace Periods In South East Asia

As South East Asia becomes an increasingly popular patent filing destination, we explore the region’s grace period provisions and their limitations....more

IRS Publishes New Cafeteria Plan Rule

The IRS handed healthcare flexible spending account participants an early Christmas present on Halloween when it modified cafeteria plan "use-it-or-lose-it" rules so that $500 can be carried over from one year to the next in...more

Amendment to Prop 65 Provides Businesses a Grace Period: AB 227 Aims to Reduce Frivolous Lawsuits and Excessive Penalties

Gov. Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 227 into law, which amends California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, otherwise known as Proposition 65. Prop 65 provides that businesses may not expose...more

Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security Seeks Comments on Regulating Labor Dispatch

China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security issued provisions that align closely with recent changes to the PRC Labor Contract Law in order to help standardize labor dispatch in the country. The draft calls for a...more

ESMA Publishes Final AIFMD Remuneration Guidelines

On 11 February 2013, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its final Guidelines on remuneration of alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive...more

Important Patent Law Changes

The most significant changes in U.S. patent law since 1790 apply to patent applications filed after March 15, 2013. If you have any new inventions or improvements on old inventions that you are considering patenting, or...more

CMS Announces 90-Day Grace Period for Compliance with Eligibility and Claim Status Operating Rules Under HIPAA

CMS’s Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) has announced on January 2, 2013, that it will not initiate any enforcement action prior to March 31, 2013, with respect to HIPAA covered entities’ compliance with...more

Let The Race Begin: U.S. Joins The World In Rewarding The First Inventor To File

On March 16, 2013, the America Invents Act (AIA) changes U.S. patent law from a first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system, which moves U.S. patent law into closer harmony with most industrialized nations...more

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