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Tronox Runs Into Procedural Quagmire with Challenges to Cristal Acquisition

by Jones Day on

The FTC Challenge: The FTC pursued an administrative challenge against Tronox's proposed acquisition of Cristal without also seeking a preliminary injunction. Following an HSR investigation, the FTC normally seeks a...more

Drones and Other Stuff: The 2018 FAA Reauthorization

by LeClairRyan on

Readers of Plane-ly Spoken are well aware of the twisting, and sometime torturous path, that FAA reauthorization takes. Competing versions of the reauthorization were introduced in both the House of Representatives and the...more

FAA Reauthorization Provisions Affect Unmanned Aircraft Operations

by LeClairRyan on

U.S. Congress may be entering the home stretch in its efforts to pass a five-year, comprehensive reauthorization of the FAA. Competing versions of the reauthorization were introduced in both the House of Representatives and...more

Paid FMLA — And Perhaps Big Changes to FMLA — Passes Hurdle

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Yesterday, one of the measures floating around the Connecticut General Assembly regarding Paid Family Medical Leave passed a key committee vote. The bill still has a ways to go. Indeed, as first reported by CT News...more

National Right to Try Act Passes U.S. House

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The concept of a “Right to Try” has been spreading through the U.S. over the last four years, beginning with the first passing of such laws in Colorado in 2014. Most recently, President Trump has echoed support for a federal...more

California: Proposed Legislation Regulating Health Care Rates for Payors and Providers

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

An ambitious California proposal to regulate health care rates and curb long-term health care spending was unveiled last week in Assembly Bill 3087 (Proposed Legislation). The key concept in the Proposed Legislation is the...more

New Jersey Legislature Establishes Community Solar Program

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

With more than 2,000 megawatts of cumulative solar capacity installed, New Jersey is the nation's fifth-largest solar state, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). New legislation is designed to expand...more

Draft North Carolina Tax Legislation Released

by Smith Anderson on

On April 11, 2018, the General Assembly’s Revenue Laws Study Committee released a draft tax bill for possible introduction in the legislative session that convenes May 16. This Alert provides a summary of the more important...more

New York City Council Passes the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act

The New York City Council has passed the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), a package of bills aimed at addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. The legislation is now awaiting the signature...more

Update: California’s Consumer Right to Privacy Ballot Initiative

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

California ballot initiative, Consumer Right to Privacy Act of 2018, gathers momentum for a November vote, spurring some telecom and internet businesses to organize opposition. Businesses are preparing to oppose a...more

Proposed Bill Would Nix Pay Q’s

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

A bill introduced last week in the Colorado House of Representatives would make it an unfair employment practice under Colorado’s Antidiscrimination Act (CADA) for an employer to seek earnings history for job applicants....more

NY Governor Wants Employers to Say No to Salary History

by Fisher Phillips on

On April 10, 2018, Equal Pay Day, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled proposed legislation banning all employers in New York from asking job applicants about their salary history. The legislation is aimed at closing the...more

Maryland Senate and House Pass #MeToo Legislation

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation in the final days of the 2018 session that was aimed at addressing some of the issues brought to light by the #MeToo movement. The Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace...more

Hong Kong Considers Draft Law Requiring Companies to Report on Modern Slavery

by Littler on

The Hong Kong legislature is currently considering draft legislation which, if enacted, will require certain companies—including those incorporated outside of Hong Kong—to publish a “slavery and human trafficking statement.” ...more

Russia’s State Duma Introduces Draft Law to Counter U.S. Sanctions

Draft legislation seeks to restrict business with U.S. and its allies across sectors. Draft legislation sets out broad menu of sanctions and prohibitions—from import and services restrictions to individual bans—but...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XLVI: New Jersey Becomes Tenth State to Pass Paid Sick Leave Law

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Last week, the New Jersey Senate joined the state Assembly in passing a bill that would impose statewide paid sick leave obligations on private employers and, notably, preempt all current and future municipal paid sick leave...more

Outlook for OTC drug regulation

by Hogan Lovells on

Significant change is on the horizon for the over-the-counter (OTC) drug industry. OTC drug sales have grown from about US$3 billion in 1972 to over US$34 billion today, with over 300,000 products marketed. Please see...more

“Sue-Me State” Or “Show-Me State”: The Latest Push For Asbestos Exposure Tort Reform In Missouri

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The stage is set for a heated showdown between GOP leaders and bipartisan critics over implementation of HB 1645. If adopted by the Senate, the bill would alter several provisions related to a plaintiff’s ability to bring...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Candidates for Governor Square Off in Primary Debates - Lively broadcast debates for the Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor took place over the past two weeks. On April 4, the four Republican candidates...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | April 2018#3

Agriculture Committee Introduces 2018 Farm Bill - The U.S. House of Representatives’ Agriculture Committee has introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). ...more

State Suitability, Fiduciary Duty and Disclosure Initiatives Roundup

by Carlton Fields on

States are stampeding to impose additional duties on those who provide financial advice or make recommendations to consumers. Some of these initiatives result from the states’ belief that action is required to wrangle...more

NY State of Mind: New State and City Laws (Part 4)

by Reed Smith on

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts concerning recent employment law developments in New York State and City: Legislation Update: New York State Legislature Passes Sweeping Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation...more

News from Second & State

Weekly Wrap - We saw some very early movement on budget-related issues this week, as the House Appropriations Committee reported bills to fund the state-related universities as well as the housekeeping bills (which...more

#BornPerfect: States Seek to Outlaw Conversion Therapy

by Bowditch & Dewey on

What is conversion therapy? Conversion therapy, sometimes known as “reparative therapy,” is the pseudo-psychological practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation or identity, most commonly from...more

NYC Lawmakers Aim To Curb Sexual Harassment With Sweeping Legislation

by Fisher Phillips on

On the heels of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the New York City Council passed a slate of legislation earlier this week aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. Entitled the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC...more

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