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April 11, 2017

Massachusetts AG Issues Proposed Regulations Concerning Earned Sick Time

Massachusetts AG Issues Proposed Regulations Concerning Earned Sick Time On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative requiring that all employees be entitled to earn and use up to 40 hours of earned sick time in a calendar year. There were significant ambiguities in the law (as discussed in our previous alert), but […]

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April 10, 2017

CFPB Proposes Changes to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule

CFPB Proposes Changes to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule The CFPB has issued two proposed changes to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule (Final Rule) that will be effective for applications received on or after August 1, 2015: (1) an adjustment to the timing requirement for revised Loan Estimate disclosures when the consumer locks a rate or […]

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April 8, 2017

Alert: US Government Issues Administrative Subpoena to Huawei Technologies

Alert: US Government Issues Administrative Subpoena to Huawei Technologies According to recent news reports, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a subpoena in April to Huawei Technologies Co. (“Huawei”), one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment companies, for information regarding Huawei’s direct and indirect exports and re-exports of US technology […]

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April 4, 2017

Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Projects

Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Projects In the modern U.S. history of public-private partnerships, the prevailing project delivery models have been the toll concession and the availability payment contract.  In both cases, the private party raises equity and debt financing and takes responsibility and risk for completing design, constructing and […]

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April 4, 2017

2015 UK Autumn Statement – business tax update

2015 UK Autumn Statement – business tax update This year’s Autumn Statement proved to be rather quiet on the corporate tax front, contrasting with the recent OECD/BEPS led activity in the international arena. Perhaps this was in part due to the relatively recent Summer Budget and the fact that the Chancellor had benefitted from an […]

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March 31, 2017

EU/Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor: More Scrutiny by the FTC?

EU/Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor: More Scrutiny by the FTC? On May 29, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the approval of the final orders for two U.S. companies, TES Franchising, LLC (“TES”) and American International Mailing, Inc. (“AIM”), settling complaints that the companies had engaged in deceptive trade practices in violation of Section 5 of […]

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March 29, 2017

Reported Relationship Between Indoor Radon Concentrations and Unconventional Marcellus Shale Drilling Must Be Interpreted With Caution

Reported Relationship Between Indoor Radon Concentrations and Unconventional Marcellus Shale Drilling Must Be Interpreted With Caution Johns Hopkins researchers recently published a paper titled, “Predictors of Indoor Radon Concentrations in Pennsylvania, 1989-2013,” in Environmental Health Perspectives (available at: ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1409014/). The study reported the results of a mathematical analysis of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) […]

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March 28, 2017

FinCEN Issues Administrative Rulings on Virtual Currency Related to Miners and Investors

FinCEN Issues Administrative Rulings on Virtual Currency Related to Miners and Investors Prompted by requests, FinCEN published two administrative rulings on the application of its regulations requiring money services businesses to be registered under the Bank Secrecy Act. The first ruling, Application of FinCEN’s Regulations to Virtual Currency Mining Operations, addressed whether certain methods of disposing […]

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March 24, 2017

Device Advice: New Guidance From the FDA on Medical Devices and Cybersecurity

Device Advice: New Guidance From the FDA on Medical Devices and Cybersecurity Are medical devices, subject to pre- and post-market regulatory controls, under increasing cybersecurity scrutiny? The FDA recently published recommendations for consideration of cybersecurity management in a product’s design and development phases, and in preparation of pre-market submissions.[1] While the agency emphasizes that it […]

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March 23, 2017

Also In The News – Health Headlines – August 2015 #2

Also In The News – Health Headlines – August 2015 #2 House Report Highlights Cybersecurity Concerns At The Department Of Health and Human Services – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce released a report revealing that five operating divisions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), including the […]

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