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by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission proposed a package of rules and interpretations focused on retail investors. At the center of the package is proposed Regulation Best Choice focused on the relation between brokers and their clients....more

SEC Proposes Regulation Best Interest for Broker-Dealers

The SEC has proposed two rules and an interpretation to address retail investor confusion about the relationships that they have with investment professionals and the harm that may result from that confusion....more

Weekly Update Newsletter - April 2018

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR - US Department of Labor reinstates Wage and Hour opinion letters - The U.S. Department of Labor will reinstate the issuance of opinion letters, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced on...more

European Commission Proposes Extending Fee Cap to Non-Eurozone Member States

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has published a proposed Regulation to amend the Regulation on cross-border payments in the EU. The Regulation on cross-border payments provides, among other things, that charges for cross-border euro...more

Changes on the Horizon for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Regulations On Take of Threatened Species

by Nossaman LLP on

On Monday, April 2, 2018, multiple news outlets reported that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) submitted a proposal to change its existing policy regarding the prohibition on “take” for species listed as threatened...more

Investment Services Regulatory Update - April 2018

by Vedder Price on

New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts - PROPOSED RULES - SEC Proposes Changes to Fund Liquidity Disclosure Requirements - On March 14, 2018, the SEC issued proposed amendments to the disclosure requirements...more

Comments Due Soon on Latest Proposed Changes to DC Water System Availability Fees - Public Comments Also Sought on Proposed Sewer...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Proposed changes to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority's System Availability Fee (SAF) regulations would provide developers credits for providing new affordable housing units. • Proposed sewer service...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2018: SEC Liquidity Rule Guidance and Rulemaking – A More Flexible Approach

by Dechert LLP on

Adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2016, Rule 22e-4 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (Liquidity Rule) has presented the fund industry with thorny interpretive questions and compliance...more

SEC Proposes Changes to Investment Company Liquidity Risk Management Liquidity Classification Disclosures

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 14, 2018 proposed a rule (Proposed Rule) that would: (i) eliminate or modify certain disclosure requirements of Form N-PORT; and (ii) add a new disclosure requirement...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

2018 AG Elections- Democrat Constance Anastopoulo Declares Candidacy for South Carolina Attorney General- Democrat Constance Anastopoulo announced her campaign for South Carolina AG in 2018....more

CFPB issues twelfth semi-annual report

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has issued its twelfth Semi-Annual Report to the President and Congress covering the period April 1, 2017 through September 1, 2017....more

FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed New Outside Business Activities Rule

by WilmerHale on

FINRA is seeking comment on a proposed new rule, FINRA Rule 3290 (the “Proposed Rule”), which governs the outside business activities and private securities transactions of registered persons. The Proposed Rule would replace...more

The Weekly Round-Up: White House Proposes Cuts to Government Benefits for Immigrants, Temporary Protection for Liberians, and New...

President Trump Proposal Severely Limits Government Benefits for Immigrants - A leaked proposed rule from the White House, if instituted, would deny almost all public benefits for non-American citizens, including certain...more

Here's a Tip: Tread Carefully

by Fisher Phillips on

As we previously wrote, Congress has now amended Section 3(m) of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to prohibit an employer from "keep[ing] tips received by its employees for any purpose, including allowing managers...more

Proposed Rules Extend Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

In response to last October’s Executive Order, the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Services (Departments) jointly issued proposed rules for amending the definition of...more

Get Ready for the FY 2019 Medicare Payment Rules

by Reed Smith on

CMS is gearing up for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Medicare payment system rulemaking cycle. The agency has requested that the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review the FY 2019 proposed rules for the following...more

Take-Aways from CMS’ Recent Listening Session Regarding E/M Services: Documentation Guidelines and Burden Reduction

On March 21, 2018, a representative from the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group at the CMS, held a listening session regarding proposed updates to documentation guidelines for Evaluation and Management (“E/M”) Services. The...more

CMS Proposes Easing Rules for State Medicaid FFS Access Monitoring

by Reed Smith on

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to exempt states with high rates of Medicaid managed care enrollment from current requirements to analyze and monitor access in fee-for-service (FFS) delivery...more

Top Three Changes in Delaware’s New Proposed Telemedicine Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Delaware Board of Medicine has issued proposed regulations clarifying certain statutory provisions pertaining to telemedicine and telehealth. As we previously reported, Delaware’s Medical Practice Act imposes certain...more

Monthly TCPA Digest - March 2018

by Mintz Levin on

Greetings from our TCPA & Consumer Calling team at Mintz Levin. In this issue of our newsletter, we cover recent TCPA regulatory, litigation, and judicial developments. Our Regulatory Update features a discussion on the...more

Investment Services Regulatory Update - March 2018

by Vedder Price on

New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts - PROPOSED RULES - SEC Proposes Changes to Fund Liquidity Disclosure Requirements - On March 14, 2018, the SEC issued proposed amendments to the disclosure requirements...more

Must the Rule 23 Predominance Requirement Be Satisfied for Purposes of a Class Settlement? The Ninth Circuit Says, “Yes.”

In 2015, the Rule 23 Subcommittee to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules floated the idea of amending Rule 23 to eliminate the predominance requirement for class certification in the settlement context. The suggestions...more

SEC Proposes Transaction Fee Pilot for NMS Stocks

On March 14, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) issued a proposed rule that “subject[s] stock exchange transaction fee pricing … to new temporary pricing restrictions across three test groups, and require...more

Tenth Circuit Upholds DOL’s Authority to Impose New Conditions for PTEs and Leaves Door Open for Changes to Fiduciary Rule

The Tenth Circuit recently affirmed the Department of Labor’s authority to impose new conditions for exemption from prohibited transaction rules with respect to the sale of annuity contracts. The case related to the...more

EPA Proposes Recycling Aerosol Cans As Universal Waste

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: EPA announces its proposal to streamline the regulation of hazardous waste aerosol cans by adding them to the list of materials that can be managed under the Universal Waste management system....more

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