Financial institutions and service providers subject to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act likely will face enhanced requirements to protect consumers’ personal financial information under the first substantial proposed amendments to the Safeguards Rule in more than 15 years.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced charges in a billion-dollar health care fraud scheme involving telemedicine and the provision of allegedly unnecessary durable medical equipment (DME) to Medicare beneficiaries.
On April 8, 2019, the USTR announced that it is initiating an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to enforce the rights of the United States in the WTO dispute involving subsidies provided to the large civil aircraft industry by the European Union.
On April 15, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States will hold oral arguments on Iancu v. Brunetti. The case will decide if the “immoral” and “scandalous” clauses of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act violate the free speech clause of the First Amendment. Section 2(a) currently permits the USPTO to
The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave recently released an implementation timeline for the new paid family and medical leave program, revised draft regulations, and a series of “toolkits” to assist employers and workers with their preparations for the new benefit.
Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the President has the authority to impose tariffs on imports to counter trade practices that the US Trade Representative finds either to violate or conflict with a trade agreement or to burden or restrict US commerce unjustifiably.
On April 3, 2019 the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued its first no-action letter stating that it would not recommend enforcement action if an issuer publicly issued tokens without registration under the Securities Act or the Securities Exchange Act.
The Action Plan is intended to clarify the agency’s science- and-risk-based approach to regulating such products with the stated goals of fostering innovation, enhancing public communication and outreach, and increasing coordination between FDA and its federal and international counterparts.
In two recent memoranda, NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb has clarified the standards to be used by the Board’s Regions in evaluating cases alleging that a union breached its duty of fair representation.
Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1307) prohibits the importation of merchandise mined, produced or manufactured, wholly or in part, in any foreign country by forced or indentured child labor – including forced child labor.
Less than twenty-six business days after Kathy Kraninger become Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency obtained an $11 million civil money penalty in a joint enforcement action filed in the United States District Court for Southern District of New York.
Overriding the veto of Republican Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate voted for Maryland to become the sixth state to adopt a $15 minimum wage. Governor Hogan had vetoed the bill because he claimed it would result in job losses and hurt small businesses. The House voted
While you were busy chipping away the snow and ice from the latest winter storm, the New York legislature proposed legislation that may chip away at an anti-rebating law that has hindered many insurtechs.
The requestor’s client provides an optional community service program for its employees. Under the program, employees engage in certain volunteer activities that either the client sponsors or the employees themselves select.
Acting Administrator of the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) of the DOL issued an opinion letter taking the position that employers cannot allow employees to exhaust paid sick and other leave before designating leave as FMLA and having it count against their 12- or 26- week entitlement.
The Supreme Court recently held that, subject to a few narrow statutory exceptions, copyright owners must wait until their applications are either registered or rejected by the US Copyright Office before filing suit for infringement claims.
After a two year transitional period, Section 500.11 of the New York State Department of Financial Services’ Cybersecurity Regulation, which addresses third-party security, is in force as of March 1, 2019.
Regulations recently adopted in the District of Columbia require nonprofits (whether formed under DC law or formed under the laws of another jurisdiction) that enjoy real property, personal property, franchise, or sales tax exemption to re-file with the District once every five years.
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