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House Committee Holds Hearing on Export Control Reform Bill

On March 14, 2018, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing titled “Modernizing Export Controls: Protecting Cutting Edge Technology and U.S. National Security” to examine the proposed Export Control Reform Act...more

What Is the GDPR?

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Facts about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation for the GDPR launch. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR applies to all 28 European Union (EU) member nations as...more

WVCCPA and the 2018 West Virginia Legislative Session Update #1

The 2018 West Virginia Legislative Session ended last week, and the legislature has rejected two bills that would have modified the Consumer Credit and Protection Act (“WVCCPA”), the primary statute in West Virginia that...more

How to Get Out of EPA Hot Water Penalty Free

To disclose or not to disclose, that is the question. Although self-disclosure will bring the matter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s attention, it is a great mechanism for reducing penalties for any enforcement...more

SEC Fines Private Company in First Enforcement Action Resulting from Rule 701 Option Grants Investigation

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brought an action against San Francisco-based Credit Karma on March 12 for issuing employee stock options without a valid registration exemption because the issuer failed to satisfy...more

Recent Changes Expected to Impact Environmental Enforcement

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Two recent developments have the potential to significantly impact governmental enforcement actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund), the Clean Water Act...more

Importers Beware: 10 Things You Must Know About the Emergence of High-Stakes Customs Audits

U.S. importers are seeing an increase in enforcement activity by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Here are the ten things you must know about this trend....more

Data Exposure by Vendor Leads to $2.7 Million NERC Penalty for Utility

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A seven-figure penalty reported by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation demonstrates the potentially severe consequences for electric utilities related to improper data handling practices and underscores the...more

2018 Environmental Legislative Update No. 2

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Welcome to our Environmental Legislative Updates. Throughout Connecticut’s legislative session, these updates highlight developments concerning environmental law and policy. The author prepares updates as Legislative...more

Nassau County Commercial Real Property Tax Alert

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Annual Survey of Income and Expenses – ASIE-2017 Pursuant to the Nassau County Administrative Code, Section 6-30, the Nassau County Department of Assessment (“the Assessor”) is requiring the submission of 2017 financial data...more

Summary Plan Descriptions Required for All ERISA Retirement, Health and Welfare Plans

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Administrators of all employee benefit plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) should ensure their plans' compliance with ERISA's Summary Plan Description (SPD) requirement. •...more

The Impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on Investment Managers

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) will take effect on 25 May 2018. The GDPR expands and clarifies the EU’s existing personal data protection framework. Investment managers...more

Your Comprehensive Guide to 2018 Proposed California Legislation

by Fisher Phillips on

February 16 was the deadline to introduce new bills in the California Legislature. By that date, nearly 2,200 bills were introduced. While that may seem like a staggering amount of legislative proposals (especially for a...more

2017 Year in Review: Select SEC and FINRA Developments and Enforcement Cases

by Morgan Lewis on

Executive Summary - The Morgan Lewis Year in Review highlights key US Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC or the Commission) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) enforcement developments and cases...more

Significant Changes in Healthcare Laws Enacted Through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018: Stark, Civil and Criminal Penalties,...

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On February 9, President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (“BBA”) into law. The BBA funds the federal government through March 23 and included a bipartisan agreement to increase annual spending authority for a...more

Get that late 5500 Filed

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I used to have this recurring dream that I was back in college and it was my last semester. The dream was that there was this one class that I didn’t attend all semester and the finals were around the corner. Someone pointe...more

February Forecast Calls For Persistent ICE Immigration Raids Across The Country - Employers Need To Prepare Now To Avoid Federal...

by Fisher Phillips on

Federal enforcement officials are amplifying their efforts to crack down on undocumented workers and the businesses that employ them, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have raided over 120 businesses in...more

Can OSHA Look Back Farther than 5 Years for Repeat Citations? Recent Court Decision Reaffirms that there Is No Limitation on...

by Fisher Phillips on

Until 2015, it was the practice of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to look back only three years to establish “repeat” violations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In 2015, OSHA...more

Going Up but Never Down | 2018 ERISA Penalties

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Department of Labor announced increased penalties for employee benefit plans under ERISA. The increases generally apply to penalties that involve employee benefit reporting and disclosure failings if the penalty is...more

Investment Services Regulatory Update - February 2018

by Vedder Price on

New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts – SEC STAFF GUIDANCE AND ALERTS - SEC Staff Issues Guidance on Cryptocurrency-related Holdings - On January 18, 2018, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment...more

Tougher enforcement rules for invasive species

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The Government’s intention to introduce a broader range of penalties for offences involving invasive non-native animal and plant species in England and Wales has been outlined in a new consultation document....more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

Red Notice Newsletter - January 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd....more

Third Circuit Upholds Penalty Imposed on Plan Administrator for Failure to Provide Documents

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

A plan administrator is required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to disclose certain governing documents and records within 30 days of receiving a written request....more

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