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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

Chicago Proposes Pharma Rep Licensing Rules and Ethical Standards

by Dechert LLP on

The City of Chicago Commissioner of Public Health on Friday, March 17, published proposed Rules to implement the highly-publicized pharmaceutical representative licensing ordinance enacted in November 2016....more

FinCEN Enforcement Action Highlights AML Compliance Program Failures and Conflicts of Interest for High-Risk MSB Customers

On February 27, 2017, FinCEN announced a $7 million civil monetary penalty against Merchants for willful violations of the BSA. Additionally, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Merchants’ federal functional...more

OCIE Identifies Top Five Adviser Compliance Issues

In a new Risk Alert, OCIE’s National Exam Program provided investment advisers with insight into the five compliance topics most frequently identified in its exam deficiency letters. Registered investment advisers should...more

Make Sure You Address Compliance with Export Controls

by Michael Volkov on

Compliance officers have to avoid professional myopia. The focus of compliance these days has been on anti-corruption, antitrust, and AML, depending on your company’s industry. They fit nicely together under an...more

A Word of Warning When it Comes to Contracting With the Federal Government: Beware

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Employers who regularly contract with the federal government are, most likely, already well aware that doing so can be both difficult and complex. This is particularly the case this time of year, when many are undergoing...more

FCPA Enforcement Action Highlights Risks for the Financial Services Industry and Individual Executives

by Dechert LLP on

New York-based hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (the “Hedge Fund”) agreed to pay approximately $412 million to resolve charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and Department of...more

EU Market Abuse Regulation - Market Soundings Safe Harbour: Compliance and Record Requirements

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The EU Regulation on Market Abuse (“MAR”) prohibits a person from unlawfully disclosing inside information relating to securities within the scope of the legislation. An unlawful disclosure is made when a person possesses...more

DOL Continues to Warn Employers of Investigation of Systemic FMLA Issues

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of presenting on complex FMLA issues at the American Bar Association’s Annual Labor and Employment conference. During the session, entitled “The FMLA 20 Years Later,” we covered key FMLA...more

FinCEN Proposes Anti-Money Laundering and Suspicious Reporting Rules for Registered Investment Advisers

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On August 25, 2015, the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) proposed rules that would require registered investment advisers to adopt anti-money laundering (AML) programs and report...more

Allocation, Due Diligence, and More Record Keeping! New Draft Regulations on New York State’s Corporate Income Tax Allocation

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

2014 brought significant corporate income tax reform to New York State. This year, 2015, followed suit and brought many of those same corporate income tax reforms to New York City. To quote Donald Trump, these reforms are...more

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Non-Enforcement - SEC Decides Against Mounting an Appeal in Koch Ruling - The July 2015 ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court in Koch v. SEC will apparently not be challenged by the SEC. The Court ruled in that...more

Big Data in Human Resources = Big Decisions for HR Pros

by Zelle LLP on

Big data, data analytics, talent analytics, HR analytics, people analytics. There are many names to describe the use of data science in human resources, and as the list grows, the promise of this technology continues to...more

Investment Management Update - October 2015

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Below is a summary of recent investment management developments that affect registered investment companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, investment advisers, and others in the investment management industry. Schwab...more

Health Update - September 2015

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

Advisers Charged with Cleansing Dirty Money from Industry

by Baker Donelson on

On August 25, 2015, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) proposed an anti-money laundering rule applicable to SEC-registered investment advisers (RIAs). The proposed rule would require RIAs to establish...more

FinCEN Proposes AML Regulations for Investment Advisers

by Reed Smith on

In August 2015, the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) proposed regulations that would require investment advisers subject to SEC registration to establish anti-money laundering (AML)...more

FinCEN Proposes Anti-Money Laundering Regulation for Investment Advisers

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on August 25, 2015,1 pertaining to all investment advisers registered or required to be registered...more

FinCEN Seeks to Add Investment Advisers to BSA/AML Regulation

Why it matters - More than 12 years after initially proposing to extend the Bank Secrecy Act's anti-money laundering compliance programs and recordkeeping and reporting requirements to investment advisers, the Financial...more

Proposed AML Regulations for Registered Investment Advisers Released by FinCEN

On August 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released proposed rules that would require investment advisers that are registered or required to be registered (RIAs)...more

Proposed FAR Rules Impose Significant New Burdens for Government Contractors

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On May 28, 2015, the Obama administration published proposed amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and related Department of Labor (DOL) guidance to implement the July 31, 2014, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces”...more

MiFID II: The Next Big Challenge - Key Issues for Asset Managers

by Dechert LLP on

Background - The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (“MiFID II”) and the related Regulation (“MiFIR”) is the next big rewrite of EU legislation, due to take effect at the beginning of 2017. Although its greatest...more

Update on the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law: What Employers Need to Do by July 1, 2015

by McCarter & English, LLP on

The Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (the “ESTL”) becomes effective next month, imposing significant obligations on all employers to provide up to 40 hours of earned sick time to Massachusetts employees. By July 1, 2015,...more

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: At a Glance

by Locke Lord LLP on

In this issue: - FCPA AT A GLANCE - THE ANTI-BRIBERY PROVISIONS OF THE FCPA - TO WHOM THE ANTI-BRIBERY PROVISIONS APPLY - THE PAYMENT ELEMENT - THE CORRUPT INTENT ELEMENT - WHO IS A...more

D.C. DOES Provides Additional Guidance On The D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act And Reveals New “Zip Code” Program For D.C....

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (“DOES”) hosted its first Webinar regarding the D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act (the “Act”), and its subsequent amendments. ...more

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