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Focus on Tax Strategies & Developments - April 2017

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Impact of Country-By-Country Reporting on Multinational Enterprises - Perhaps the most challenging component of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative adopted by the OECD and G20 countries, Action 13...more

Buy American, Hire American: President Trump’s Executive Order Hints at Possible H-1B Visa Reform

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, President Trump signed his “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order during a visit to the Snap On Tools headquarters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Lauded by the administration as a sign of the...more

Stop-Loss Policies, How Low Can You Go?

by Bryan Cave on

On April 5, the “Self-Insurance Protection Act” passed the House and moved to the Senate. This bill, if enacted, would amend ERISA, the Public Health Service Act and the Internal Revenue Code (the “Big 3” statutes containing...more

Pennsylvania DOH Releases Draft Temporary Regulations for Physicians

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As we cross the one year anniversary of its passage, Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program continues to develop. On April 11, the Department of Health released Draft Temporary Regulations for Physicians....more

China Publishes Draft Measures Restricting Outbound Data Transfers

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The current draft grants Chinese regulators broad discretion to prohibit data transfers. Key Points: ..The draft requires both the consent of the data subjects and/or the permission of the regulators for any...more

Canadian Securities Administrators publish proposed national instrument derivatives: business conduct

by Dentons on

On April 4, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators OTC Derivatives Committee (the CSA) published the following proposed national instrument and related companion policy which will be open for comment for a 150-day...more

PA DOH Releases Proposed Temporary Medical Marijuana Regulations for Doctors

by Cozen O'Connor on

On April 11, 2017, the Department of Health (DOH) released the much anticipated proposed temporary regulations for physicians that among other items, set forth requirements regarding: the physician registry, the completion by...more

Final California Water Conservation Plan and Proposed Legislation Released - Urban Water Suppliers Face Far-Reaching Consequences

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Urban water suppliers would face significant new requirements under water conservation and drought resiliency legislation proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation, released in the form of budget trailer bill language...more

Delaware Re-Ups on Controversial Estimation Method for Unclaimed Property Audits

Delaware and its third-party auditors intend to continue using the same controversial estimation techniques in unclaimed property audits, as described in newly proposed regulations, even after a federal court found a...more

Assisted Living Facilities: Preparation for Regulatory Changes

by Williams Mullen on

The Virginia Board of Social Services (Board) is working on a comprehensive overhaul of the regulations governing assisted living facilities. The revised regulations are at the final regulations stage....more

FEHC Discusses Regs On Transgender Identity and National Origin Discrimination

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 30, 2017, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) considered proposed regulations on transgender employees. The FEHC also discussed draft regulations on national origin...more

Japan exempts virtual currencies from consumption tax

by DLA Piper on

Japan's Cabinet has approved proposals for the 2017 fiscal year tax reform which include an exemption from consumption tax (the Japanese value added tax) for the transfer of virtual currency (VC-cash exchange). The...more

Implications of Energy Use Disclosure Law on California Real Estate Transactions

by Allen Matkins on

The California Energy Commission recently released its proposed regulations under Assembly Bill 802 (AB 802) to replace the now defunct Assembly Bill 1103 (AB 1103), codified as Public Resource Code Section 25402.10. The key...more

March Flabness: Wellness Programs, the ADA, and the Rising Costs of Employer-Provided Health Coverage

March Madness presents one of those occasions where your employees’ diets and exercise may fall by the wayside, and by the wayside, we mean potentially off a cliff. And when this happens, your workforce is increasing not just...more

Department Of Business Oversight Proposes Changes To Proposed Finders Rule

by Allen Matkins on

Last July, the California Department of Business Oversight proposed regulations to implement the provisions of AB 667 (Wagner). The bill, which was enacted in 2015 and took effect last year, created a new exemption from the...more

Proposed Bill Would Require State Public Utility Regulatory Authorities to Consider the Cost of Distributed Generation

On March 13, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced the Ratepayer Fairness Act (RFA). The RFA would amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) to require that state public utility regulatory authorities and...more

California Groundwater Pumpers May Be Subject to Proposed "State Intervention Fees" Under SGMA

by Nossaman LLP on

On March 8, 2017, the State Water Quality Control Board (“SWRCB”) released a draft emergency regulation that would impose new fees on some groundwater extractors. Written comments are due by Friday, April 7, 2017. The...more

California Releases Further (Proposed) Regulations Governing Testing and Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles

by Jones Day on

On March 10, 2017, The California Department of Motor Vehicles ("Cal DMV") released further proposed regulations pertaining to the testing and deployment of driverless cars on California roadways...more

Ninth Circuit Joins Second Circuit in Adopting Broad Definition of “Whistleblower” Under The Dodd-Frank Act

by Dechert LLP on

A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled in Somers v. Digital Realty Trust Inc. that the Dodd-Frank Act’s definition of “whistleblower” includes not only those who disclose information...more

Proposed Regulations Issued for New York Paid Family Leave Law

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Workers’ Compensation Board issued proposed regulations for New York’s Paid Family Leave Law (“PFL”). The regulations provide much needed guidance on many key areas of the law, including eligibility...more

New Regulations Proposed for New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On February 22, 2017, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board published proposed regulations (“Proposed Regulations”) to implement the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”), which goes into effect on...more

Proposal for new European ePrivacy Regulation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On 10 January 2017, the European Commission announced its proposal for new legislation which would update the law relating to privacy in electronic communications. The Commission has proposed a draft ePrivacy regulation that...more

Republicans Release Much Anticipated ACA "Repeal and Replace" Bill, But Will it Fly Under the Byrd Rule?

by Hogan Lovells on

On March 6, 2017, House Republicans in the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on Energy and Commerce introduced the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that would repeal and replace key portions of the...more

Possible New Clean Fuel Standard in Canada

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is considering the development of a new clean fuels regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The purpose of this proposed new regulation is to reduce...more

Will “Trumpcare” Replace Obamacare by April?

by Carlton Fields on

Monday, House Republicans revealed two bills collectively meant to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). House committees began reviewing the legislation yesterday. The bills do not contain any major surprises and...more

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