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April 24, 2017 – A new parliamentary committee report has made 24 recommendations on how the Canada immigration system can improve.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Transferring assets by way of joint tenancy is one of the most popular estate planning tools, given its relative ease and low cost of implementation.
Miller Titerle + Company LLP
On April 13, 2017 the federal government tabled a bundle of new bills (Bills C-45 and C-46) with the aim of legalizing and regulating the recreational use of cannabis Canada-wide for adults aged 18 and over.
Ontario's Bulk Sales Act (the "BSA") is no more. The repeal was part of a number of legislative changes contained in the Burden Reduction Act, 2017 which received Royal Assent on March 22, 2017 and became part of the law of Ontario.
Moeller IP Advisors
On January 19, 2017, Guatemala joined the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (known as the "Apostille Convention").
Krishnomics Legal
The present Government is focusing on increasing the tax base particularly after de-monetisation and introduction of Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016.
Phoenix Legal
With ever increasing levels of non-performing assets (NPAs) in the banking system, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been seeking ways to reduce the burden of providing credit on banks.
Phoenix Legal
As part of its ongoing putsch against stress in the banking system, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued guidelines on sale of stressed assets by banks on 1 September.
Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co.
ILITA (The Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority) updated the current Privacy Act and published new guidelines...
Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co.
Following the Financial Supervision legislation that was approved in 2016, a new memorandum was published, suggesting to anchor an additional section that will enable regulation in the non-bank credit sector.
Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co.
Since the introduction of the "Spam Law" in 2008, many lawsuits were filed, including class actions, due to advertising materials that were sent with disregard to the requirements of the law.
The development of the global LNG market and the commoditisation of hitherto expensive floating storage technology (both FSUs and FSRUs)...
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
The California Supreme Court recently held in City of San Jose v. Superior Court, California Supreme Court Case No. S218066, that public employees' digital messages existing in private electronic devices...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
USCIS completes the lottery process and receives 199,000 H-1B cap petitions.
Our April edition of "Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update" offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of March.
Holland & Knight
The EO is far-reaching and is designed to ensure broad applicability of the various domestic preference laws and to elevate enforcement of those laws.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
On Wednesday, March 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register making available the first national Mercury Inventory. 82 Fed. Reg. 15522 (March 29, 2017).
Troutman Sanders LLP
On April 13, 2017 the Energy Storage Association ("ESA") filed a complaint with FERC...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Back from Spring Break, and Back to Work: Our List of L&E Bills to Watch in the remainder of the 2017-2018 California Legislative Session.
Moeller IP Advisors
The Madrid Protocol (MP) has allowed the owners of trademark registration to protect these in several countries by a simple application before their local or regional trademark office.
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The MB Amendment Act regulates paid maternity leave entitlement and other related benefits for women employed in factories, mines and shops or commercial establishments employing 10 or more employees.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the annual H-1B quota for both the regular 65,000 visa petition bachelor's degree cap and the 20,000 visa petition U.S. master's degree cap has been met for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 17, 2017, that it had completed its annual H-1B lottery and had selected a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 65,000 petition bachelor's degree cap and the 20,000 petition U.S. master's degree cap.
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code passed by the Parliament is a welcome overhaul of the existing framework dealing with insolvency of corporates, individuals, partnerships and other entities.
Starting 1 January 2017, employers will need to make contributions under the ESI Act for a larger pool of employees since the wage ceiling for applicability of this statute has been increased...
Chapman Tripp
Under the New Zealand PPSA, GE's interest would not have been entirely lost but its priority could have been affected.
The proposed changes to the Maternity Benefit Act does a lot to bring India on par with international standards. However, some of the changes proposed could significantly increase costs for employers.
Duane Morris LLP
The probability of a court issuing a permanent injunction or agency action rescinding or modifying the Final Rule could be influenced by the upcoming presidency of Donald Trump and change in administration.
By way of Ministerial Decision No. 1982 dated 6 April 2016, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Labor issued new implementing regulations (the "New Implementing Regulations") to the Labor Law.
Phoenix Legal
The (Indian) Companies Act, 2013 (2013 Act) which replaced the (Indian) Companies Act, 1956 (1956 Act) brought significant changes for private limited companies.
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