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House Passes Banking Bill Providing Dodd-Frank Relief

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed S.2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the Act), by a vote of 258 to 159. ...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The US House included the revised Volcker Rule that we’ve discussed in a broader package of Dodd-Frank reforms that it passed with bipartisan support last night. The bill—ostensibly aimed at easing restrictions on small to...more

Amended North Carolina Tax Bill Advances

by Smith Anderson on

Previous Alerts dated April 17 and May 15 described the North Carolina draft tax legislation developed by the Revenue Laws Study Committee for introduction in the General Assembly’s short session, which began on Wednesday....more

Update Russian Anti Sanctions Measures

The Russian parliament fast-tracks two bills that give the Russian President a broad authorization to retaliate for foreign sanctions and criminalize compliance with U.S. and other foreign sanctions against Russian parties. ...more

Don’t Stand So Close to Me: Ten California Sexual Harassment Bills to Watch

In tandem with the growing #MeToo movement, sexual harassment appears to be top of mind for California legislators in 2018. In the wake of Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and the like, California has been flooded with an...more

The “SMARTER” Act Moves a Step Closer to Harmonizing the Merger Review Process

by Epstein Becker & Green on

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) share responsibility for merger enforcement under section 7 of the Clayton Act. However, differences in the...more

2018 Arizona Legislative Session: What’s New for Arizona Employers?

Arizona’s fifty-third legislature ended in early May of 2018 while over 50,000 demonstrators protested for increased education funding at the state capitol. While the #RedForEd movement essentially ground all remaining...more

Some practical considerations regarding carbon tax

by Hogan Lovells on

Carbon tax seeks to give effect to the polluter pays principle by ensuring that the real cost of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the environment and society are explicitly incorporated into the prices of carbon intensive...more

Connecticut Soon to Join The Prior Salary Ban(dwagon)

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is poised to sign into law the Act Concerning Pay Equity bill, which has been passed by both the Connecticut House and Senate General Assembly. ...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - May 2018 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Masstech, Richard Lee, and Arnold Lee to Pay U.S. $1.9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Small Business Innovation Research Awards - Columbia-based MassTech,...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Potential Special Session Date Unknown - On Wednesday, May 2, the...more

Iowa Legislature Sends Bill Imposing Additional Requirements for Prescription Monitoring Program Reporting to Governor for...

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Last week, with bipartisan support, both the Iowa House and Senate passed, unanimously, HF 2377 (“An Act Relating to the Regulation of Certain Substances, Including the Regulation of the Practice of Pharmacy, Providing...more

Legislative Update: Sexual Harassment Training Bill Fails; Limits on Government NDAs Passes

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

It seemed that a bill requiring employers to conduct additional training on sexual harassment matters was a no-brainer to pass the General Assembly. After all, Senate Bill 132 passed 31-5 in the state Senate and in this...more

State Has No Clue As To How Much Board Gender Mandate Will Cost

by Allen Matkins on

Several previous posts have highlighted a bill that would impose a gender mandate with respect to the boards of directors of publicly traded corporations that maintain their principal executive office in California. Having...more

Legislative Update: Sexual Harassment Bill Not Yet A Done Deal After All

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Today is the last day of the General Assembly session and there are only so many hours to debate and pass bills. And so, in a year when so many labor & employment law bills were up for consideration, it’s come down to a...more

Vermont Legislative Update 5-4-18 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

Medical Monitoring Bill Moves On - The House Judiciary Committee sent a version of S.197 to the Senate floor that eliminates the Senate-passed provisions creating strict, joint and several liability for release of harmful...more

General Assembly Passes Bill Prohibiting Salary Inquiries of Job Applicants

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Over the weekend, the General Assembly approved a bill prohibiting employers, including the state and its political subdivisions, from asking, or directing a third-party to ask, about a prospective employee’s wage and salary...more

FDA Menu Labeling Rules To Unfreeze

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Certain restaurants, grocers, and other food establishments will soon be required to comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) menu labeling rules. ...more

Revised Sexual Harassment Training Bill (And So Much More) Close To Final Passage

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Early Friday morning, the state Senate approved a bill that would significant broaden the sexual harassment prevention training requirements and many other provisions in discrimination law. A similar (but notably different)...more

“Pay Equity” Bill, Prohibiting Salary Inquiries of Applicants, Passes General Assembly

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Over the weekend, the General Assembly approved a bill prohibiting employers, including the state and its political subdivisions, from asking, or directing a third-party to ask, about a prospective employee’s wage and salary...more

House Passes Space Commerce Free Enterprise Bill to Increase US Support for Commercial Spaceflight

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Recent legislation and official statements show increasing US government support for commercial spaceflight, including emerging industries. Key Points: ..The House of Representatives passed the American Space Commerce...more

Transparency in the territories – public ownership registers in Cayman, Bermuda and the BVI

by White & Case LLP on

UK overseas territories – including the offshore financial centres of the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the BVI – will be required to introduce public registers of local companies' beneficial owners by the end of 2020, after a...more

Connecticut Governor Signs Bill Expanding College Financial Aid to Undocumented Immigrants and New Jersey to Follow

Last Friday, Connecticut became the first state on the East Coast to make undocumented immigrants eligible for financial aid at state-run colleges and universities. Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed Senate Bill 6, which...more

[Podcast]: Recent Developments Regarding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, Harris Mufson and Allan Bloom discuss recent legislative developments in New York regarding sexual harassment. We will discuss recently enacted significant measures, including the...more

Bank Regulatory News and Trends

by DLA Piper on

This regular publication from DLA Piper focuses on helping banking and financial services clients navigate the ever-changing federal regulatory landscape....more

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