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Administrative Fines

The Article 29 Working Party Releases Draft Guidelines on the Application and Setting of Administrative Fines

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One of the key components of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”) is its stronger enforcement mechanisms. Administrative fines are one of the most powerful parts of the enforcement...more

Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidance on Administrative Fines

by Alston & Bird on

The Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) recently issued much-anticipated guidance on administrative sanctions under the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). This guidance focuses on the holistic factors which...more

Oregon OSHA Proposes to Increase Penalties

by Stoel Rives LLP on

August 1, 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration significantly increased the maximum penalties for violation citations. As a result of these changes, Oregon OSHA has proposed to increase the minimum...more

California Governor Signs into Law Major Reforms to Housing Accountability Act - New Law Increases Developers' Ability to Secure...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law two bills that significantly reform California's Housing Accountability Act (HAA). • Effective Jan. 1, 2018, these laws will significantly increase the ability of housing...more

Shipped Goods Deemed “Received” Upon Physical Possession for Allowed Claims for Administrative Expenses in Bankruptcy

by Burr & Forman on

Signed, sealed, delivered, but am I yours? Apparently not, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, at least in the context of allowed administrative expense claims under Section 503(b)(9) of the...more

Canadian Government Suspends Private Right of Action Under Anti-Spam Law

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In an order dated June 2, 2017, the Canadian government indefinitely suspended a key provision in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL), which was set to take effect on July 1, 2017. While CASL initially came into force in...more

Bavarian Data Protection Authority issues new guidance paper on sanctions under the General Data Protection Regulation

by Reed Smith on

On 1 September 2016, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) issued a new guidance paper on sanctions under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in the course of a series of non-binding guidance...more

Maximum OSHA Fines for Safety Violations Increase by 78%

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The first increases to Occupational Safety and Health Administration fines for violations of safety regulations since 1990 went into effect on August 1, 2016. The increases are substantial: the maximum penalties have...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 16:...

by White & Case LLP on

Why does this topic matter to organisations? Whereas the remedies and sanctions available to DPAs under the Directive are comparatively low (generally subject to a maximum of less than €1 million per infringement, with...more

CFPB Orders National Bank to Pay $10 Million for Overdraft Practices

by Goodwin on

On July 14, 2016, the CFPB announced that it ordered a bank to pay $10 million in fines for its overdraft service practices. According to the CFPB, the bank’s telemarketing vendor used allegedly deceptive marketing and sales...more

OSHA Law Alert: Enhanced OSHA/MSHA Enforcement and Penalties On the Way

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Two recent developments suggest that employers can expect enhanced enforcement of worker endangerment violations under OSHA and MSHA and increased fines under OSHA....more

EBA reports on administrative penalties

by Dentons on

EBA has reported on the publication by competent authorities, on an anonymous basis, of administrative penalties imposed for breach of the national provisions transposing the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) or CRR....more

Standard of Review in Discipline Matter

by Field Law on

Professional Conduct Committee of the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics v. Bodnarchuk, 2015 SKCA 81, reinstating a decision of the College Discipline Committee. A paramedic was disciplined by a Discipline Committee of...more

The Russian Data Protection Authority, Roskomnadzor, Enforces New Russian Data Localization Law

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On September 9, 2015, the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (the “Roskomnadzor”) reported on its website that it blocked an extensive online database of more...more

FCC Issues Another Fine for Wi-Fi Blocking: Smart City Fined $750,000 for Blocking Mobile Hotspots

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On August 18, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a $750,000 settlement with Smart City Holdings, Inc. (Smart City) to resolve an investigation into the company’s blocking consumer Wi-Fi hotspots at...more

RMP and General Duty Clause Enforcement Continues at EPA Region 1

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

As we reported last year, the U.S. EPA has stepped up its enforcement activity under the risk management provisions of the Clean Air Act (“CAA”), Section 112(r), focusing on both the Risk Management Plan (“RMP”) program rules...more

‘Right to Be Forgotten’ in Russian Data Protection Law Has Passed All Stages of Approval

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On July 14, 2015, Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, has signed the law on implementation of the “right to be forgotten” (the Law). The Law comes into force on January 1, 2016....more

Unit Drilling to Pay $400,000 to Settle EEOC Systemic Sex Discrimination Suit

Company Refused to Hire Any Women, Federal Agency Charged - PHOENIX - Unit Drilling Company, a nationwide oil drilling company, will pay $400,000 and furnish other relief to settle a systemic sex discrimination lawsuit...more

U.S. Department of Education Fines College for Job Placement Rate Disclosure Violations

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) intends to fine a college more than $29 million for allegedly misrepresenting job placement rates and failing to comply with federal placement rate disclosure requirements. The...more

A Signal of Things to Come? New CME Rule 512 Reflects Modified Stance for Violations of Futures and Options Reporting Requirements

On March 24, 2015, the CME Group, Inc. (“CME”) announced a proposed amendment to Rule 512 indicating that it will impose a minimum fine of $1,000 for repeat violations of its exchanges’ reporting rules for futures and...more

Licensing Boards Can Fine You – Even If They Can’t Find You

by Wilson Elser on

It the fast-paced world of health care, it is easy to forget the simple things – like notifying your state licensing board about address changes. It seems trivial, but there may be consequences for a physician who fails to...more

SEC & AGs Fine & Suspended S&P for MBS Rating Violations

by Burr & Forman on

The SEC and the Attorneys General of New York and Massachusetts this week fined Standard & Poor’s almost $77 million, suspended S&P from conduit-fusion CMBS ratings work for a year and imposed other undertakings, for...more

FCC Enforcement Monitor

Headlines: - Sponsorship Identification Violation Yields $115,000 Civil Penalty - $13,000 Increase in Fine Upheld for Deliberate and Continued Operation at Unauthorized Location - FCC Reduces $14,000...more

CFPB Reaches Settlement Agreement with Debt Relief Company and Law Firm

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Last Thursday, December 4, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reached a settlement agreement with Premier Consulting Group LLC and the Law Office of Michael Lupoloverrequiring the defendants to pay a fine...more

European Court of Justice Underlines Importance of Non-Discrimination Principle in EU Cartel Fines

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

EU High Court reduces cartel fine by 30 percent on appeal and stresses need for timely resolution of cases by the General Court. Summary - On 12 November 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ)...more

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