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Pending House Legislation May Dramatically Change Michigan’s Current Child Custody Laws

by Varnum LLP on

Late this spring, members of the Michigan House of Representatives introduced House Bill No. 4691, the Michigan Shared Parenting Act. The proposed legislation stands to fundamentally change Michigan's child custody law. Some...more

Pending Legislation Seeks to Secure Federal Government IoT

by Reed Smith on

A recent Senate bill is yet another signal of the federal government’s increasing focus on the security of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, introduced by Senator Mark...more

The Senate’s New Base Erosion Tax: Highlights for Renewable Energy

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On December 2, 2017, the Senate approved its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate Bill includes the base erosion and anti-abuse tax, a new tax intended to apply to companies that significantly reduce their US tax...more

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Senate passed its version of the GOP tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Senate Bill”), on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Shortly before approving the Senate Bill, the U.S. Senate adopted a Manager’s...more

Health Alert (Australia) 4 December 2017

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 30 November 2017 - Health Services Union NSW v Health Secretary [2017] NSWSC 1661 INDUSTRIAL LAW – declaratory relief – Clause 17...more

UPDATE: It's a Bicycle, It's a Motorcycle, It's a Motor Vehicle...No, It's an Electric Bicycle - More states enacting specific...

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On October 30, 2017, Michigan became the seventh state to adopt specific electric bicycle (“e-bike”) legislation joining Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee, and Utah. States like Ohio, Wisconsin, and...more

Update on Bills tabled in Parliament

by Hogan Lovells on

There has been much news coverage about the following Bills that were tabled in Parliament on Friday, 24 November 2017: Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill - The Bill seeks to amend the BCEA and to substitute...more

Roundup of upcoming cases and anticipated UK regulatory developments of interest to the Financial Services Sector

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to the sixth edition of our On the Financial Services Horizon newsletter – a regular update on upcoming cases, news and anticipated regulatory developments affecting the Financial Services sector....more

Worldwide Territoriality: International Tax Proposals Broaden the Base

On November 16, 2017, the House of Representatives passed a much anticipated tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the House Plan), which was first introduced on November 2, 2017. The passage of the House Plan...more

Increase in Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault Claims

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

The current media attention being directed towards recent allegations (and in some cases admissions) of sexual discrimination, harassment, and/or assault by members of Congress, faculty or staff at educational institutions,...more

Senate Finance Committee Releases Its Version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

After releasing summaries and various Chairman's marks, the Senate Finance Committee ("SFC") approved its tax reform bill, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," on November 16, 2017 and released the legislative text of the bill to the...more

Private Equity and Other Carried Interest Funds – Federal Tax Policy Tip Sheet: Issue 4

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The House of Representatives on Nov. 16, 2017, voted on and passed their tax reform bill, along party lines (227-205). Passage was expected in the House, where the GOP hold a significant enough majority needed to move the...more

2018 NDAA Analysis: The Noose Further Tightens on LPTA

by Holland & Knight LLP on

This is the third blog post in a series of blogs analyzing the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which has been passed by both houses of Congress and is awaiting the President’s signature. Stay tuned for new...more

The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

by DLA Piper on

On Wednesday 18 October 2017, the UK Government introduced the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill (the "Sanctions Bill") into Parliament. The Sanctions Bill received its second reading in the House of Lords on 1...more

Too Good To Be True – Senate Tax Reform Bill No Longer Includes Gig Economy Shield

by Fisher Phillips on

Bad news out of Washington, D.C. late yesterday. Chris Opfer of Bloomberg BNA reports that the current version of the Senate tax reform bill, released yesterday, no longer includes the protection that had initially been...more

NSW re-opens its door to foreign developers

by Dentons on

The Berejiklian Government has introduced a Bill into the NSW Parliament which may change the way surcharge purchase duty and surcharge land tax applies to foreign developers....more

Do You Need a Risk Factor for Proposed U.S. Federal Income Tax Reform?

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Tax reform efforts by Congress are ongoing, and the substance of the tax bills remains fluid. However, for foreign corporations with U.S. operations, there are some specific potential risks to consider, such as additional...more

House Bill and Senate Republicans' Bill: Impact on Hedge and Commodity Fund Investors and Managers

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

The "official" House tax reform bill was released by the House Ways and Means Committee on November 9. For the most part, the provisions summarized in Katten's advisory, "Tax Reform: Hedge Funds/Commodity Funds/Fund...more

Tax Reform Proposals Would Have Significant Consequences for Foreign Multinationals Doing Business Through Affiliates in the...

by White & Case LLP on

Both the House and the Senate tax reform proposals were designed to move the United States toward a territorial tax regime and both proposals contain base erosion protections intended to prevent otherwise taxable income from...more

Updates for Tax-Exempt Organizations from the Senate Markup to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Over the last several days, there have been significant developments relating to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the pending tax reform legislation in Congress. On Thursday, a detailed summary of the Senate Finance Committee’s...more

Argentina Passes New Anti-Corruption Statute

by Holland & Knight LLP on

A more robust anti-corruption culture is taking hold in Latin America. In line with this trend, the National Congress of Argentina just last week passed a bill creating a criminal liability regime for legal entities. As the...more

Brexit Bill - Impact on patents

by Hogan Lovells on

The UK government’s draft EU Withdrawal Bill (the “Brexit Bill“) aims to incorporate EU directives and regulations into UK domestic law in their current form immediately following Brexit (“Retained EU Law“).  This article...more

Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement to require a vote From Parliament

by Hogan Lovells on

The EU Withdrawal Bill has now entered the committee stage in the House of Commons. This is the stage at which Parliament gets into the detail of the Bill, including amending it if necessary. ...more

House of Representatives Passes Legislation Limiting Joint-Employer Liability and Reversing Browning-Ferris

by Benesch on

On November 7, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would reverse the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) ruling in Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015), that greatly expanded joint...more

Proposed Ohio Law May Encourage Businesses to Adopt Cyber Standards

Recently proposed legislation in Ohio could provide businesses with special protection from lawsuits in the event of a hack under certain circumstances. Senate Bill 220 would shelter businesses that have been proactive in...more

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