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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
DOL Announces Relief For Parties Impacted By California Wildfires
Several US Department of Labor agencies have issued guidance to assist those individuals, unions, and employers affected by the most recent California wildfires.
United States
3 Dec 2018
Institutional Shareholder Services Announces 2019 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates
Updates for the 2019 proxy voting guidelines by Institutional Shareholder Services include guidance on board gender diversity and attendance
United States
29 Nov 2018
FERC Reduces Interconnection-Asset Transfer Paperwork
An amendment to FERC's M&A statute, Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, was signed into law on September 28.
United States
12 Oct 2018
US Deputy Assistant Attorney General Reinforces Importance Of Transparency In M&A Compliance Programs
US Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matthew S. Miner recently delivered remarks at a forum on anti-corruption compliance
United States
31 Jul 2018
California Enacts Sweeping GDPR-Like Privacy Law
In order to cause the withdrawal of a privacy measure slated to appear on the November ballot, the California Senate and Assembly approved the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) ...
United States
26 Jul 2018
SEC Proposes New ETF Rule
The new rule would permit ETFs to operate without the need to obtain individual exemptive orders from the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
United States
6 Jul 2018
SEC Approves E-Delivery Of Shareholder Reports, Requests Comments On Other Areas
The US Securities and Exchange Commission recently adopted Rule 30e-3 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which will provide registered funds with a "notice and access" option...
United States
14 Jun 2018
DOJ Targeting Private Equity Firms In False Claims Act Litigation
A recent complaint by the US Department of Justice against private equity firm Riordan, Lewis & Haden signals that such firms could be a new class of defendants in False Claims Act cases.
United States
6 Jun 2018
DAG Rosenstein Reinforces Value Of Effective And Tailored Compliance Programs
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered remarks on May 21 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, as part of Compliance Week's 2018 Annual Conference for Risk Professionals.
United States
24 May 2018
Division Of Corporation Finance Issues New Proxy Guidance
Updated for the first time in more than a decade, the new guidance for proxy rules and statements provides significant changes to certain disclosure requirements in the context of proxy solicitations.
United States
22 May 2018
SEC Proposes Rules Of The Road For Brokers Giving Advice To Retail Investors
This LawFlash analyzes the key aspects and questions raised by proposed Regulation Best Interest, including its impact on broker-dealers from disclosure, compliance, and operational perspectives.
United States
17 May 2018
SEC Proposes Standards Of Conduct For Broker-Dealers, Investment Advisers
In a first step toward developing standards for advice to retail customers, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed rules ...
United States
24 Apr 2018
US Supreme Court Upholds State Court Jurisdiction For Class Actions Under Securities Act Of 1933
In a decision that has implications for both corporate and individual defendants, the US Supreme Court ruled that class actions being brought under the Securities Act of 1933 must remain in state court.
United States
23 Mar 2018
DOJ Officials Suggest A Broadened Corporate Declination Policy Beyond The FCPA
Recent statements by top US Department of Justice officials indicate that DOJ may consult the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy for guidance outside of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ...
United States
6 Mar 2018
Supreme Court Holds Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Only Covers Individuals Who ‘Tell The SEC'
In a 9-0 decision in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers, the US Supreme Court held that the whistleblower protection provisions contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act...
United States
28 Feb 2018
FTC Announces Increase In Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds
Transactions closing toward the end of February will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds as announced by the US Federal Trade Commission.
United States
31 Jan 2018
M&A And Tax Reform—New Tax Considerations With Wide-Ranging Implications
New tax provisions have significant impact on structuring mergers and acquisitions.
United States
8 Jan 2018
Six Ways Tax Reform Could Change Healthcare
Providers, including charitable hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and academic medical centers, should watch for possible policy changes in the tax reform bill reconciliation process.
United States
12 Dec 2017
Summary Of ISS 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Specific To US Public Companies
The updated ISS guidelines are effective for meetings on or after February 1, 2018.
United States
24 Nov 2017
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