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French Finance Bill for 2018 – Changes Impacting High Net Worth Individuals

by White & Case LLP on

The French finance bill for 2018 (the "Bill") enacts several tax changes announced by President Emmanuel Macron. While the Bill contains significant changes impacting corporate and individuals' taxpayers, this overview is...more

Following State’s Lead, New York City Council Passes “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York City Council has passed, and Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign, a package of eleven bills—together referred to as the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act—that will require most private...more

Florida Constitution Revision Commission Meets for Final Time and Approves 8 Ballot Measures

by Carlton Fields on

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) met in an extended session on April 16, and approved a total of eight ballot measures to revise the Florida Constitution. This extended session acted as the final meeting for...more

Hong Kong Considers Draft Law Requiring Companies to Report on Modern Slavery

by Littler on

The Hong Kong legislature is currently considering draft legislation which, if enacted, will require certain companies—including those incorporated outside of Hong Kong—to publish a “slavery and human trafficking statement.” ...more

Outlook for OTC drug regulation

by Hogan Lovells on

Significant change is on the horizon for the over-the-counter (OTC) drug industry. OTC drug sales have grown from about US$3 billion in 1972 to over US$34 billion today, with over 300,000 products marketed. Please see...more

Minnesota Legislative Update: Opioid Crisis Top of Mind as Third Committee Deadline Nears

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Minnesota Legislature, returning from Easter/Passover break, turned its attention to assembling omnibus supplemental budgets. With the third committee deadline approaching, the Legislature has one week to assemble these...more

The New York Note - April 2018 #2

by Cozen O'Connor on

This Week in New York – FY 19 Budget, NYCHA Chairwoman Steps Down, City Council Stated Meeting, Mayor de Blasio Announcements - FY 19 Budget - This week, the New York City Council released a report responding to the...more

Minnesota House Republicans Announce Updated Budget Targets

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Last week, the House of Representatives Republican majority announced their budget targets for the 2018 legislative session. In February the Minnesota Management and Budget projected the state to have a $329 million surplus. ...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Candidates for Governor Square Off in Primary Debates - Lively broadcast debates for the Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor took place over the past two weeks. On April 4, the four Republican candidates...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | April 2018#3

Agriculture Committee Introduces 2018 Farm Bill - The U.S. House of Representatives’ Agriculture Committee has introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). ...more

State Suitability, Fiduciary Duty and Disclosure Initiatives Roundup

by Carlton Fields on

States are stampeding to impose additional duties on those who provide financial advice or make recommendations to consumers. Some of these initiatives result from the states’ belief that action is required to wrangle...more

News from Second & State

Weekly Wrap - We saw some very early movement on budget-related issues this week, as the House Appropriations Committee reported bills to fund the state-related universities as well as the housekeeping bills (which...more

Captive Insurance Update | Issue No. 1 | 2018 - A summary of state and federal developments in the captive insurance industry

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Vermont’s leadership team for captive insurance was remarkably stable in 2017. Governor Phil Scott and Michael Pieciak, the Commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation (the “DFR”), completed their first full year...more

Right to Try Legislation: Worthwhile or Window Dressing?

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

"Right to Try" legislation, which enables terminally ill patients or patients with a "life threatening disease or condition" to seek access to investigative drugs with little to no oversight from the FDA, has been enacted in...more

What's New In Washington - April 2018

Congress returned from its spring recess with a host of issues to address—trade, Trump administration nominations and opioid legislation sitting atop the priority list. Given the ongoing data scandal at Facebook, privacy...more

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – April 2018

Welcome back from a much needed recess following the conclusion to 2017 (yes, three months after the calendar flipped). Congress will be in session nine of the next eleven weeks with numerous issues on the table ranging from...more

Vermont Legislative Update 4-6-18 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Utilities, DPS Raise Concerns about Electric Grid Congestion - A surplus of renewable electric generation, coupled with low demand, in northern Vermont has created constraints on the electric grid and caused ripple effects...more

Data Breach Notification Coming to Canada

by Littler on

The Government of Canada has announced that its proposed data breach notification requirements pursuant to the Digital Privacy Act (the “Act”) will take effect on November 1, 2018. The Act amends Canada’s Personal...more

State Legislatures Tackle Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

More than 100 bills or resolutions related to sexual harassment and workplace misconduct have been introduced during the 2018 state legislative session, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. ...more

New Home for Our Interactive GDPR Implementation Tracker – GDPR.lw.com

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25, 2018. As an EU Regulation, it will be directly effective in each EU member-state, but all member-states are expected to pass national implementing...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - April 2018

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On the heels of the ransomware that had the City of Atlanta scrambling last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of “NYC Secure,” a free mobile app that will alert New York City residents of...more

Cyber Law: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Watch

by White and Williams LLP on

The body of cybersecurity case law continues to grow. On April 10, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear arguments regarding employers’ liability for data breaches in Dittman v. UPMC....more

California Bills Seek To Expand Employer Obligations for Lactation Accommodation

by Fisher Phillips on

One of the more popular public policy issues of late has been an employer’s obligation to accommodate employees who are lactating or expressing breast milk. The federal government, states, and local jurisdictions have been...more

Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 13

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

This week, work continued behind the scenes on budget and tax plans as the Senate and House continue crafting the 2019 budget and try to adjourn by April 17, the 100th day of session. One of the factors now being considered...more

Opioid Crisis Proposals and Funding

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Opioid Funding Overview - In 2016, through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the 21st Century Cures Act, Congress authorized roughly $1.4 billion in spending to combat the opioid crisis....more

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