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Excess and Surplus Lines Laws in the United States

by Locke Lord LLP on

PREFACE THE NRRA TODAY - The Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act (“NRRA”) came into effect on July 21, 2011 as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The purpose of the NRRA was to create...more

FRB Announces Approval of Final Amendments to its Regulation A

On May 7, 2018, the Federal Reserve Board (“FRB“) published its approval “approval of final amendments to its Regulation A, which governs extensions of credit by Federal Reserve Banks, to make certain technical adjustments...more

Here's a Tip: Tread Carefully

by Fisher Phillips on

As we previously wrote, Congress has now amended Section 3(m) of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to prohibit an employer from "keep[ing] tips received by its employees for any purpose, including allowing managers...more

Singapore Employment Act Amendments & Rules on Employing Foreigners

by Hogan Lovells on

On 5 March 2018, the Ministry of Manpower ("MOM") announced sweeping changes to the Employment Act (Cap. 91) (the "EA"). Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say stated that "as professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) make up 56%...more

Indian Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017

Under a newly amended law, many employers in India are required to increase paid maternity leave and offer on-site day care services; some of the new standards await clarification. Providing crèche (day care) facilities is...more

NYC Updates “Sexual Orientation” And “Gender” Definitions Under Human Rights Law

by Fisher Phillips on

New York City employers will soon be required to expand existing protections against sexual orientation and gender discrimination due to an amendment to the definitions of these terms under the New York City Human Rights Law...more

CFPB Amends Prepaid Accounts Rule and Delays its Effective Date

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On January 25, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or “Bureau”) finalized amendments (“2018 Amendments”) to its final Prepaid Accounts Rule (“Final Rule”), which was published in November 2016. The Bureau...more

A Look Back at Significant Developments in Class Action Law in 2017

From the standpoint of class action practice, 2017 was as important for what did not happen as for what did. Here are some of the highlights and lowlights of the 2017 class action scorecard, with a look forward to how the...more

The Retroactivity of TCPA Regulations and Amendments

by Cohen & Grigsby, P.C on

On December 13, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a 2012 amendment to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) excluding liability for phone calls related to the collection of...more

Dispute Over Lead Testing in School Drinking Water Continues - State Water Resources Control Board Says It Will Enforce Permit...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In January, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted an amendment to domestic water supply permits, requiring water suppliers to test public and private school drinking water at the request of school officials. The...more

EU Adopts Regulations Increasing Transparency in Virtual Currency Trading to Combat Money Laundering, Tax Evasion, and Terrorism...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

After over a year of negotiations, the European Parliament and its executive arm, the European Council, recently agreed to an amendment to the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive to include measures targeting exchange...more

New Year’s Surprise: Seattle Changes Paid Sick Leave Law At Last Minute

by Fisher Phillips on

Washington employers are already under the gun to develop policies and practices to meet the requirements of the state’s new paid sick law that takes effect on January 1, 2018. Those with multiple Washington locations have...more

New York Legislature Expands Death and Felony Reporting Requirements

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On December 18, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo approved an Act (2017 N.Y. Laws ch. 459) expanding the death and felony reporting requirements under Section 461-m of the Social Services Law. ...more

Expansions To New York City’s Sick Time Law Coming In May 2018

by Fisher Phillips on

Employers in New York City will soon be required to provide protected time off to employees who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking due to amendments to New York City’s Earned...more

New Transgender Rights Requirements for California Employers

by Hogan Lovells on

Transgender and gender non-conforming employees now have added protections in California workplaces. On October 15, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed an amendment to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act...more

Considerations for Asian Fund Managers under the U.S. New Partnership Audit Regime

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, as modified by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, resulted in a fundamental change in the way the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will conduct audits of collective...more

Amendments to Chapter 12 make it easier for a family farmer to reorganize

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In a rare bipartisan moment, Congress overwhelmingly passed and the President signed into law on October 25 the Family Farmer Bankruptcy Clarification Act of 2017. This legislation makes it easier for family farmers to...more

To ADR or Not to ADR? Two New Amendments to the Commercial Division Rules Require Parties to Answer the Question

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Two recent amendments to the Commercial Division Rules, designed to encourage alternative dispute resolution, will go into effect on January 1, 2018. The amendment to Rule 10 requires counsel to certify that they have...more

Delaware Passes Amendment to Data Breach Notification Law

by Wilson Elser on

For the first time since 2005, Delaware has amended its data breach notification law (DE Code Tit. 6, 12B-101-104). Whereas Delaware’s previous law only required companies to notify affected residents of a breach “as soon as...more

SEC Adopts Exhibit Hyperlink Requirement

by Holland & Knight LLP on

•The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted amendments (final rules) that will require registrants to include hyperlinks to exhibits. •The final rules apply to certain periodic reports under the Securities...more

India Makes Significant Changes to Maternity Benefit Entitlements

by Fisher Phillips on

This year, India became one of the most generous providers of maternity benefits in the world when it extended the period of maternity leave available to eligible working mothers from twelve (12) weeks to twenty-six (26)...more

Upcoming Amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 3002 to Impact Bankruptcy Filing Practices for Mortgagees

by K&L Gates LLP on

Effective December 1, 2017, certain amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (“the Bankruptcy Rules”) recently adopted by the Supreme Court will impact the allowance of secured claims in bankruptcy. Below, we...more

Colorado Open Records Act Amendments Take Effect This Month

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17-040 into law on June 1, 2017, marking the first major update to the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) in more than 20 years. The amendments to CORA are effective on Aug. 9,...more

Delaware Code Amendments Increase Franchise Taxes for Corporations

Delaware Gov. John Carney recently signed into law amendments to the Delaware Code altering certain fees and franchise taxes charged by the Delaware secretary of state. The most significant of these amendments raises the...more

FDIC adopts revised guidelines for appeals of material supervisory determinations

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Effective July 18, 2017, the FDIC has adopted amendments to its Guidelines for Appeals of Material Supervisory Determinations.  The FDIC proposed the amendments last August and received only two comment letters, one from a...more

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