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Welcome to the first edition of the Jones Day Asia-Pacific Labor & Employment News, which will be published quarterly and will examine labor and employment law developments across the Asia-Pacific region.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On August 5, 2014, the International Organization of Securities Commissions announced the launch of an information repository for central clearing requirements for OTC derivatives.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On August 5, 2014, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Excluded Activities and Prohibitions) Order 2014 was published.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On August 5, 2014, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published Guidelines and Recommendations on the implementation of the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures (the "PFMIs") for CCPs.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued updated guidance regarding the definition of "knowledgeable employees" under Rule 3c-5 of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Holland & Knight
Recent proposed revisions to CEQA guidelines implementing SB 743 do not address parts of SB 743 that are designed to streamline CEQA guidelines for some infill projects.
McGuireWoods LLP
In a May 20, 2014, speech, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Director of Enforcement Andrew Ceresney outlined the circumstances in which the SEC will seek sanctions against compliance personnel.
Venable LLP
On July 28, 2014, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). The petition, if granted, could have ramifications for development and other activities in the District of Columbia.
Jones Day
Further to the Mexican Energy Constitutional Amendments approved on December 12, 2013, President Enrique Peña Nieto signed decrees enacting Secondary Laws for Mexico's Energy Reform.
Foley Hoag LLP
On July 24, 2014, the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, through its Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, held hearings on the subject of copyright remedies.
McDermott Will & Emery
On Friday, August 15, 2014, Judge Gerald McHugh of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania let stand several counterclaims that IMS Health Inc. (IMS) made against Symphony Health Solutions Corp. (Symphony) in connection with related to allegations that Symphony had poached IMS employees to steal trade secrets.
Grant Thornton LLP
The Vermont Superior Court has held that the Tax Commissioner’s determination that a ski resort was unitary with a parent company that primarily operated insurance businesses was not within the constitutional scope of the unitary business principle.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
With it spending up, federal agencies are finding they need to look outside their walls for qualified talent.
Foley Hoag LLP
On August 8, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a bill relating to domestic violence.
Littler Mendelson
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled on two important intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave issues in Hansen v. Fincantieri Marine Group.
Venable LLP
On August 5, 2014, a milestone was reached for AIA trials. For the first time, a petition for a Post Grant Review (PGR) was filed. As was the case with the first covered business method review, the first PGR will likely be quite instructive to practitioners as to how the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) will conduct these proceedings.
In patent litigation, a patentee may recover damages for up to six years prior to the filing of the complaint.
Reed Smith
CMS's long-awaited fingerprint-based background check screening process is underway for certain "high-risk" providers and suppliers participating in federal health care programs (specifically, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program).
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
In Stern v. Marshall, the Supreme Court of the United States held that even though bankruptcy courts are statutorily authorized to enter final judgment on "core" bankruptcy related claims, Article III of the Constitution prohibits bankruptcy courts from finally adjudicating certain of those claims.
Littler Mendelson
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled on two important intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave issues in Hansen v. Fincantieri Marine Group
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For businesses with California operations, the coming year will bring several important changes to California employment law.
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On October 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2015), also known as the Green Card Lottery.
Holland & Knight
The IRS announced substantial changes to both the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures for Non-Resident, Non-Filer Taxpayers and the OVDP.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
On January 1, 2014, the Arizona minimum wage will increase from $7.80 to $7.90.
Grant Thornton LLP
The IRS issued the 2014 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Fox Rothschild LLP
On May 12, 2014, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Proposed Rule that would amend provisions of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (USCIS’s) Regulations regarding work authorization for certain H-4 nonimmigrants.
Troutman Sanders
This is the twenty-seventh in the series of alerts intended to keep employers up to date on the evolving requirements of Health Care Reform under the ACA.
Fox Rothschild LLP
An unspecified glitch in a global database used by the US government to issue passports and travel visas has left countless people around the world unable to travel.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
According to reports, more employers are hiring people as independent contractors rather than employees to avoid Obamacare, minimum wage requirements, or other laws that only protect employees.
Fox Rothschild LLP
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