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San Joaquin Valley Oil and Gas Operators Take Note: New Emission Rules and Compliance Deadlines

by Stoel Rives LLP on

In March 2017, the California Air Resources Board (“ARB”) adopted regulations for Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Facilities (“Methane Regulations”), which impose emission controls for oil and...more

New Disability Claims Regulations Take Effect for All Plans April 1, 2018

by Snell & Wilmer on

As noted in our previous blog post, The New Disability Claims Regulations: They Don’t Only Apply to Disability Plans, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued regulations that revise the ERISA claims procedure regulations for...more

Canada 2018 Cannabis Regulation: P.E.I. Releases New Details

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The government of Prince Edward Island released details about its retail and distribution model for recreational cannabis on Tuesday. While the province had previously announced in December that recreational cannabis would be...more

Now It’s Pennsylvania’s Turn – Governor Wolf Announces Proposed Increases to Minimum Salary Requirements for State Law Overtime...

As many will recall, the U.S. Department of Labor issued regulations in May 2016 that would have increased dramatically the minimum salary requirements for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white-collar” overtime exemptions. ...more

SAMHSA Finalizes Second Round of Changes to Federal Substance Use Disorder Privacy Rule

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

New federal regulations published on January 3, 2018, clarify when lawful holders of substance-use disorder records may use and disclose patient identifying information for payment, health care operations, and audits and...more

The Netherlands - 2018 Tax Bill adopted

by Dentons on

On 19 December 2017, the Dutch Senate adopted the 2018 Tax Bill as part of the 2018 State’s Budget. Hereafter we will describe the main amendments to the Dutch tax laws....more

Education Legislation Summary: 2017 Special Session – Biennial Budget, Connecticut General Assembly

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On October 26, 2017, the General Assembly passed Emergency Certified Bill 1502 (“Bill 1502” or “the Bill”). The Bill was signed by Governor Malloy on October 31, 2017 (except for a line item veto related to hospital charges)....more

2018 California Construction Law Update

The California State Legislature introduced 2,495 bills during the first year of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Of these, 859 were signed into law....more

Employer Posting Requirements Under New Jersey Law

by Epstein Becker & Green on

With the arrival of a new year, New Jersey employers may find it useful to review the notification requirements relating to employees’ workplace rights and responsibilities and to make sure that their posters are up to date....more

Raising the Bottom Line: Bill 148 Changes to Employee Compensation in Ontario

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On November 28, 2017, Ontario’s Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent. Major changes are now on the horizon for all provincially-regulated workplaces in Ontario....more

Year in Review: Top Five Legal Developments of 2017

by Goodwin on

Here are our picks for the top-five most significant legal developments regarding biosimilars in 2017...more

Draft regulations laying down major rules of the new investment support system in Poland already known

by Dentons on

The Government Legislation Center published on its website draft regulations on the introduction of a new system of investment support in Poland, including a key regulation on state aid to business. Among other things, the...more

Comprehensive Tax Reform in Place as Congress Passes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP on

On December 20, 2017, Congress passed the most extensive package of reforms to the United States income tax system since the overhaul of the tax code in 1986. Enacting tax reform has been a key priority of the Trump...more

Maximizing returns from a UK liquidation

by DLA Piper on

When a company enters into an insolvency process in the UK, the position of unsecured creditors is typically one of uncertainty. Ranking fifth1 in the insolvency payment waterfall, unsecured creditors frequently find...more

Another Tidal Wave of New California Laws Will Impact Employers in 2018 and Beyond

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Earlier this month, the American Tort Reform Foundation released the 2017–18 “Judicial Hellholes” list. California came in second, surpassed only by Florida as the nation’s top “Hellhole.” This inauspicious recognition comes,...more

Ontario’s Bill 177 Brings Big Changes for Employer’s Workplace Safety Obligations

Close on the heels of the sweeping changes brought about by Bill 148, the Ontario government has enacted another set of changes to Ontario’s employment laws. Bill 177, the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017,...more

VDP Overhaul Coming Sooner Than You Thought

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Earlier this month, we reported that a senior representative of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) had announced that it was "highly likely" that the incoming changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) would be delayed...more

U.S. Legislation Requires Enhancements to Modern Slavery Compliance Procedures to Address North Korean Labor Risks

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On August 2, 2017, the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act was signed into law in the United States. The CAATSA restricts entry into the United States of goods made with North Korean labor, wherever...more

Driverless Vehicles Have Arrived in North Carolina - How Will Your Industry be Affected?

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Twelve years old. In North Carolina, a person as young as twelve years old may ride alone in a fully autonomous—or, “driverless”—vehicle....more

New York Regulation of Consumer Reporting Agencies Following Data Breaches

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release directing the New York Department of State to issue a new regulation impacting consumer reporting agencies....more

Sixty-Day Grace Period for Nonimmigrant Workers after Loss of Employment

by Wilson Elser on

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has promulgated a regulation affecting highly skilled foreign workers when they lose their jobs. The stated purpose of the regulation is to improve the ability of U.S. employers to...more

Summary of Select New Laws Impacting California Employers

The new year will bring many changes to California’s employment laws in various areas, including hiring practices (such as a statewide “ban the box” law); leaves and benefits (including expansion of parental leave to small...more

The Securitisation Regulation – the final text

by Dentons on

On 26 October 2017, the European Parliament approved the Securitisation Regulation, which contains significant changes to the current securitisation regulatory framework....more

Texas Telemedicine Saga Finally Over? The Texas Medical Board Substantially Revises Telemedicine Regulations

The Texas Medical Board’s (the “Board”) adoption of new telehealth licensing regulations may finally put to bed long-running challenges to the state’s historically rigid position with respect to healthcare services delivered...more

Iowa And Virginia Insurance Regulators Adopt The NAIC’s Term Model Rules Governing Term And Universal Life Insurance Reserve...

by Carlton Fields on

Insurance regulators in Iowa and Virginia have adopted the NAIC’s Model Rules regulating term and universal life insurance reserve financing. The stated purpose of the rules is “to establish uniform, national standards...more

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