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Senate Confirms Bernard McNamee As FERC Commissioner
Mr. McNamee will serve out the remainder of a term that ends in June 2020.
United States
28 Dec 2018
OFCCP Releases Three New Directives For Federal Contractors
The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs' fiscal year 2019 directives rescind the Active Case Enforcement compliance review procedures, create early resolution procedures, and enhance compliance assistance through the Help Desk and opinion letters.
United States
6 Dec 2018
CFIUS Scratches The FIRRMA Itch – Pilot Programs Begin Early Implementation
The August 2018 enactment of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) came after more than two years of debate over the appropriate scope of jurisdiction for the CFIUS.
United States
15 Oct 2018
IRS Issues Guidance On Changes To Section 162(m)
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2018-68 (Notice) providing guidance on changes in Code Section 162(m) made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), Public Law 115-17.
United States
20 Sep 2018
The Proposed Medicare OPPS Payment Rule: CMS Gets Tough On Site Neutral Payment
Topping the list of significant policy changes are efforts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand site neutral reductions ...
United States
10 Aug 2018
GSA Issues Final Rule To Allow ‘Order-Level Materials' On Schedule Orders
Under the US General Services Administration's final rule, agencies may add nonschedule Order-Level Materials of up to one-third of the order value acquired ...
United States
31 Jan 2018
GSA Makes Participation In Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Voluntary
Contractors should consider weighing benefits and burdens in making the election.
United States
30 Aug 2017
Questions Remain On Implementing President Trump's Regulatory Reform Agenda At FERC
On February 24, 2017, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on regulatory reform, directing federal agencies to take steps to strengthen their implementation of various executive orders...
United States
10 Mar 2017
Court Enjoins FPSW Regs: Checklist Of Obligations And Status Included
The court preliminarily blocks the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces' (FPSW's) disclosure requirements and arbitration restrictions, providing some relief for federal contractors.
United States
14 Nov 2016
‘Breality Check'—Brexit Update And Third Country Passporting Implications
While the swirl of day-by-day posturing, partisan commentary, and reluctance of the UK and EU authorities to reveal their negotiating hands make it challenging to discern probable routes forward...
United States
11 Nov 2016
Final Rule For Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces: Scant Relief For Federal Contractors
The final rule makes agency allegations of employment law violations reportable events that could result in denied federal contracts or terminated existing contracts.
United States
5 Sep 2016
New Rule Finalizes Small-Business Subcontracting Changes
Regulatory amendments related to small-business subcontracting will take effect on November 1, 2016.
United States
1 Sep 2016
Export Regulation Revisions: Harmonization Of Destination Control Statements
On August 17, both the US Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the US State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued final rules published in the Federal Register, both of which will become effective on November 15, 2016.
United States
26 Aug 2016
FINRA's Focus In 2016: What's In, What's Out
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rang in the New Year with the release on January 5 of its annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter (2016 Letter).
United States
12 Jan 2016
New Path Act Changes Rules For Foreign Investment In US Real Estate And For REITS
The PATH Act exempts certain foreign pension funds from taxation under FIRPTA and significantly modifies the tax rules applicable to REITs.
United States
11 Jan 2016
US Supreme Court To Decide Fate Of FCA's Implied Certification Theory
Supreme Court grants certiorari in qui tam case to consider viability and scope of the "implied certification" theory of liability under the False Claims Act.
United States
14 Dec 2015
FCC May Ease The Way For Foreign Investment In Telecommunications Industry
At its October open meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that considers ways to facilitate foreign investment in the telecommunications industry...
United States
4 Nov 2015
President Obama Issues Executive Order Requiring Federal Contractors To Provide Mandatory Sick Leave
The executive order poses another significant financial and administrative burden for federal contractors.
United States
20 Sep 2015
AML Requirements Proposed For SEC Registered Advisers
On August 25, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the US Department of the Treasury (Treasury), published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM)...
United States
9 Sep 2015
SEC Extends AML Relief For Broker-Dealer CIP Reliance On Advisers
The SEC’s action suggests that formal antimoney laundering program requirements for investment advisers may be on the horizon.
United States
29 Jan 2015
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