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In a decision with significant potential ramifications for flows of personal data from the European Union to the United States, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down its judgment in Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner that the Safe Harbor Decision no longer provides adequate protection for data transferred between the EU and the U.S.
Day Pitney LLP
Forced to respond to a stinging audit report recently released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) that found less than effective enforcement of the HIPAA privacy standards, HHS's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will commence its long-awaited HIPAA audits in early 2016.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Raúl J. Valdés-Fauli was featured in the Miami Herald article "Andres Oppenheimer: A Nobel Prize for Raul Castro!"
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
In the beginning of October, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it is extending two programs that patent applicants find useful in the later stages of prosecution—the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP) and the Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS) programs.
Morgan Lewis
The USPTO's Welcome Initiative for Technology-Driven Changes in Registered Trademark Use
Duane Morris LLP
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., introduced legislation aimed at making it easier to export American agricultural goods to Cuba.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill promoted the FTC's role as the nation's leading consumer protection and privacy agency with respect to Internet, social media, and smartphone technology in two recent speeches occurring over a three-day span.
Holland & Knight
The E-Warranty Act, which took effect Sept. 24, allows sellers of consumer goods to place warranty information online and satisfy the disclosure requirements of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 ("CRA") comes into force today, 1 October 2015.1 It introduces major reforms to the antitrust damages actions regime in the UK.
The Government is in the process of rolling out a new occupational health (OH) assessment service which should be in place nationwide by the end of the year.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued a memorandum to various enforcement agencies. The memorandum, available here, focuses on holding individuals accountable for corporate fraud and misconduct.
Littler Mendelson
The Department of Labor's controversial proposed changes to the "white collar" overtime exemption regulations came under fire during a House Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations hearing on October 8, 2015.
Barnes & Thornburg
Today we have an interview with Christopher Holt, the inventor of the program Patent Advisor, and Rod Wittenberg, director of sales Reed Technology North America. Also, Thrisha Volpe discusses with Ken the new Twitter lawsuit dealing with the privacy of Twitter direct messages. Lastly, we report on the opening of two new USPTO regional offices in San Jose and Dallas.
Littler Mendelson
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently addressed the compensability of commute time under the California Labor Code and the content required in a Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 letter.
McGuireWoods LLP
On September 29, 2015, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad delivered a "State of the Derivatives Marketplace"...
Caplin & Drysdale
Remarkably on schedule, the OECD this week issued a comprehensive and integrated set of measures to attack base erosion and profit shifting on a global basis.
Littler Mendelson
On Wednesday, the White House hosted a Summit on Worker Voice, an all-day event focused on promoting organized labor.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On September 22, 2015, the CFTC approved for public comment a supplement to its November 2013 proposed rulemaking to modify the policy for aggregation under the CFTC's position limits...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On September 24, 2015, the CFTC issued an Order filing and settling charges against TeraExchange LLC, a provisionally registered Swap Execution Facility.
McGuireWoods LLP
The resolution ended the "long" session, which began in January of this year.
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Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories with AILA.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
On June 22, 2015, Oregon became the fourth state to enact a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law, following California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The release of the October 2015 Visa Bulletin represents an historical shift in how the State Department presents data regarding the availability of immigrant visa numbers.
Morgan Lewis
A new category of "filing" cutoff dates has been introduced to allow for earlier filing of adjustment of status applications and immigrant visa applications.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In addition to accelerating cut-off date movements earlier in the fiscal year, other options are being explored.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Tim Scott's article "What To Do If Your Employee Is On The Ashley Madison "List?" was featured in BIZ New Orleans on August 31, 2015.
Morgan Lewis
Employers should take action to ensure compliance with new employment laws that take effect January 1, 2015.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
USCIS announced today that it will: "suspend final adjudication of employment-based Form I-485 applications… because the Department of State reports that the statutory cap has been reached for the employment-based preference categories for fiscal year (FY) 2015."
Thompson Coburn LLP
Following are checklists of countries that are subject to a variety of U.S. and European Union-imposed restrictions affecting international trade.
Littler Mendelson
On September 9, 2015, the USCIS promulgated new procedures for determining the visa availability date for individuals waiting to file employment- and family-based applications for permanent residence in the United States.
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