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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has stepped up its enforcement actions alleging deceptive and unfair practices in marketing and billing for add-on credit protection products. Add-on products have been one of...more
State Tax Department Releases Draft Article 9-A Nexus Regulations Under Corporate Tax Reform -
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has released draft amendments to the Article 9-A corporate franchise...more
Beginning in 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin its process of verifying the eligibility of recipients who receive the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) advanced premium tax credit to help purchase...more
ESMA has published for the Commission’s endorsement implementing technical standards (ITS) on penalties and measures under UCITS V. ESMA did not conduct open public consultations on the draft ITS, as it says this would have...more
Early in July 2014, the Russian Federal Act on Data Protection was amended to require that personal data of Russian citizens be first processed and stored on servers located within the territory of Russia. Initially, the...more
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued a memorandum ("The Yates memo") on September 9, 2015 by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, reaffirming the Government's commitment to prosecuting individuals. Say...more
Cette loi apporte des ajustements mais pas de bouleversements dans plusieurs pans du droit social français.
Après des mois de discussions ardues, la Loi pour la croissance, l'activité et l'égalité des chances économiques...more
Professional liability policies cover claims based on the insured’s alleged negligent acts, errors or omissions, and not claims for “sanctions or penalties” for “willful” professional misconduct. But the insurer’s duty to...more
On September 22, the SEC ordered a Missouri-based investment adviser to pay a $75,000 penalty, settling allegations that the investment adviser failed to implement required written cybersecurity policies and procedures prior...more
The new Bank of Italy rules will apply from October 1, 2016.
The Bank of Italy has implemented the provisions of article 129 of Legislative Decree no. 385 of 1 September 1993 (the Consolidated Banking Act or CBA) (the...more
Latest Healthcare False Claims Act Roundup and Top 3 Best Practices to Reduce Exposure -
As the legal landscape in healthcare becomes increasingly complex, healthcare companies that receive federal program funds face...more
Wage and hour laws are complicated. They have lots of parts and sub-parts, and there are differences from state to state. Even the most sophisticated employers have compliance challenges. Smaller employers sometimes ignore...more
Reporting uner EPA’s audit policy, which has provided relief from gravity-based penalties to those who self-report, is about to become much easier. This fall, EPA expects to launch a centralized web-based “eDisclosure” portal...more
The FCC has announced a deadline of September 24 for receipt of its Fiscal Year 2015 annual regulatory fees. Fees are owed on all authorizations held as of October 1, 2014.
Payment may be made by credit card, debit card,...more
Form PF — What Purpose?
SEC registered investment advisers with at least $150 million of assets under management in private funds are required to periodically file Form PF with the SEC. The...more
The deadline for employers to comply with the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) reporting requirements is finally here, with reporting first due in 2016. In keeping with the ACA’s historical pattern of ever-changing regulations and...more
Editor's Overview -
As the summer draws to a close, this month's Newsletter previews three cases that the U.S. Supreme Court already has agreed to hear that ought to be of particular interest to ERISA plan sponsors and...more
Previously, we described a court’s reaction when some plaintiff-employees tried to reinstate their collective wage claim in court using a belated NLRB order against class action arbitration waivers. (See: Court Order Trumps...more
Federal and state hazardous waste handling and disposal requirements, which were established to address issues related to industrial waste generators and disposal facilities, are often a complicated and awkward fit for retail...more
The ERISA statute authorizes a court to award a penalty of up to $110 per day based on the failure of an Administrator to respond to a participant’s or a beneficiary’s request for plan documents. The term “Administrator” is...more
Under a common strategy for controlling group health care plan costs, employers sometimes adopt arrangements under which an employee is offered cash as an incentive to waive coverage. These arrangements are colloquially...more
Ever since January 2014, when South Korea’s credit card industry lost huge amounts of customer data during a data breach, the South Korean government has been gradually announcing stricter penalties for those who run afoul of...more
In a recent case Hebrew Homes Health Network, Inc. and its former president and executive Director agreed to pay $17 million to settle allegations that Hebrew Homes violated the federal anti-kickback statute. According to the...more
On June 29, 2015 the penalties under Code section 6721 and 6722 for failures relating to the filing of information returns required by numerous sections of the Code, including the ACA's new reporting for health coverage...more
On August 5, 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its final report (ESMA/2015/1219) setting out technical advice to the European Commission on delegated acts required by the Regulation on...more
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