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China's new cyber security law is only 6 weeks away

by DLA Piper on

7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW - Regulation of personal and business data and restrictions on your ability to transfer it out of China is set to become a reality on 1 June 2017 when the PRC Cybersecurity Law comes into...more

Wage Violations Are Now “Public Record” Under Colorado’s New Wage Theft Transparency Act

On April 13, 2017, Governor Hickenlooper signed the Wage Theft Transparency Act into law, which is effective immediately. The Act makes “wage theft” violations in Colorado, including nonpayment of wages or overtime...more

Additional Documentation Requirements Take Effect for Exports and Reexports of U.S. Items to and from Hong Kong

Effective today, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has implemented support documentation requirements for a significant number of commodities, technologies, and software (collectively...more

El Salvador Makes History and Bans All Mining - Will other countries follow?

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On March 29, 2017, El Salvador’s legislature unanimously voted to ban all metallic mining, including for gold, in the Central American country. El Salvador is the first country in the world to impose a blanket ban on mining...more

South Carolina Prevents Local Municipalities From Passing Paid Leave Requirements

Governor Henry McMaster recently signed a law that prevents political subdivisions in South Carolina from requiring private employers to provide employee benefits such as paid sick leave, paid vacation, and paid holidays....more

Maryland Passes Bill to Allow 30% State Income Tax Credit for Energy Storage

by Stoel Rives LLP on

In what some commentators are calling the first of its kind, Maryland’s legislature has passed a bill that would allow taxpayers to claim a state income tax credit equal to 30% of the installed cost of an energy storage...more

New York City to ban employers from asking job applicants about salary history: compliance action steps

by DLA Piper on

New York City is on the verge of joining a growing list of jurisdictions that, in an effort to address pay equity issues, have prohibited employers from inquiring about a job applicant's salary history during the hiring...more

SEC Issues Final Rules to Make JOBS Act Inflation Adjustments and Amendments to Forms and Rules to Accommodate Emerging Growth...

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On March 31, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued final rules regarding inflation adjustments and other technical amendments under Title I and III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. Under...more

Transgender Restroom Dispute Continues, Despite North Carolina “Deal” To Overturn Controversial “Bathroom Bill”

On Thursday March 30, 2017, Gov. Roy Cooper signed House Bill 142, which repealed North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2. As previously reported by HR Legalist, House Bill 2 was signed into law on March 23, 2016, and...more

Russia restricts money transfers to countries barring "Russian payment systems"

by Dentons on

On 3 April 2017, the President of Russia signed Federal Law No. 59-FZ on Amending the Federal Law on the National Payment System (the Law). The Law restricts cross-border money transfers from Russia to countries barring the...more

INTERPOL’s CCF to begin publication of decisions (Part 2 of RNLJ’s New Rules series)

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

As discussed in the last post, INTERPOL’s new rules governing the CCF took effect in March. From a practitioner’s standpoint, among the more significant changes is the CCF’s new task of publishing its opinions and providing...more

EU Retail News - March 2017

by Bryan Cave on

From April 2017, the following legal changes are coming into effect. Make sure your business is prepared! Part of this publication originally published by Drapers - March, 2017...more

Iowa Workers' Compensation Reform Update

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Governor Branstad signed the workers’ compensation reform bill into law Thursday, March 30. The bill affects injuries on or after July 1, 2017....more

Iowa Legislature Changes Mechanic's Lien Law

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

On March 30, 2017, the Iowa Senate passed House File 586. This legislation included a provision expanding the category of residential general contractors who are required to timely file a "Commencement of Work" Notice (or...more

New Draft EU Conflict Mineral and Metals Laws – How Will the Due Diligence and Transparency Rules Impact Your Industry?

On 16 March 2017, the European Parliament approved a draft EU regulation intended to ensure that trade in certain minerals and metals from high-risk or warn-torn areas does not fund conflict and human rights abuses. The...more

FDA sanitary transport rule impacts railroads, other shippers

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The Food and Drug Administration’s new Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food Rule takes effect on April 6, 2017, imposing new rigorous food safety regulations on food shippers – including railroads – and creating a...more

Update – New OJK Regulations on Substantial Shareholding Reporting and GMS Procedure

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 14 March 2017, the Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, the OJK) issued Regulation No.11/ POJK.04/2017 on Reporting of Substantial Shareholdings in Public Companies (POJK 11/2017). This new regulation...more

Environment: The Concept of Legal Personality – From Companies to Natural Entities?

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

New Zealand’s Parliament has just passed a bill to enable the Whanganui River to be recognised as a legal person. It will now be represented by two nominees: one appointed by the Maori community (or Iwi), and another...more

New duty for large companies and LLP's

by DLA Piper on

The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 (Regulations), come into force on 6 April 2017. These Regulations create a duty for large businesses (as further detailed below) to report on payment...more

California Considers Following New England Colonists In Outlawing Fake News

by Allen Matkins on

California Assemblyman Ed Chau introduced a bill (AB 1104) that according to its author “attacks the problem of ‘fake news’ by creating a new state law designed to make it illegal for someone to make false or deceptive...more

No April Fools: Groundbreaking California Workplace Violence Safety Order for Healthcare Workers to Take Effect on April 1

The California Division of Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board recently passed a new safety order intended to protect healthcare workers from workplace violence. The new safety order, which the California Office of...more

ARB Adopts GHG Emission Standards for Oil and Gas Facilities; Operators Wary of Costs

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On March 23, 2017, the California Air Resources Board (“ARB”) adopted regulations for Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Facilities (“Methane Regulations”). The Methane Regulations impose...more

SEC Requires Public Companies to Hyperlink Exhibits Beginning September 1, 2017

Public companies will soon be required to include an active hyperlink to each exhibit to all registration statements filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and all periodic and current reports filed under the...more

New rules on conflict minerals for EU importers

by DLA Piper on

The European Union is bringing forward new rules on the sourcing and import of conflict minerals. The European Parliament approved the draft conflict minerals regulation (the Regulation) on 16 March 2017 by a large...more

Recreational drone users face more restrictive regulations and fines

by Dentons on

Drones, especially recreational drones, are fast becoming ubiquitous. Their increase in popularity shows no signs of slowing down, and nor do the number of drone-related incidents. Canadian authorities saw a 100 percent...more

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