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New York Subjects State Licensees To Whistleblower Protections
Add the New York Department of Financial Services (the "DFS" or "Department") to the veritable orchestra of governmental entities and regulatory authorities that have issued requirements
United States
20 Feb 2019
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An Unconventional Circular Letter: NYDFS Provides The Nation's First Directive On The Proper Use Of Unconventional And Alternative Data
Last month, the New York State Department of Financial Services became the first US regulator to impose specific, substantive requirements on the use of "unconventional sources or types of external data" in financial services.
United States
20 Feb 2019
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US Employment Litigation Round-Up For October 2018
On October 11, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") issued a guidance memorandum to its regional administrators and state designees clarifying the agency's position on workplace safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing.
United States
15 Nov 2018
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Substantial New Rules Implementing "Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces" Executive Order Create Risks For Contractors And Subcontractors
On August 25, 2016, DoD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the FAR to implement President Obama's Executive Order on "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces".
United States
9 Sep 2016
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Substantial New Rules Implementing "Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces" E.O. Create Risks For Contractors And Subcontractors
On Thursday, August 25, 2016, the US government issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement President Obama's Executive Order on "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces."
United States
9 Sep 2016
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Executive Order – Focus on Labor
On July 31, 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order entitled Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces that will impose significant changes on Government contractors with regard to labor issues.
United States
5 Aug 2014
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Supreme Court Decision Alert - January 27, 2014
Recently the Supreme Court issued two decisions, described below, of interest to the business community: Aviation and Transportation Security Act—Qualified Immunity For Voluntary ATSA Reporting; Fair Labor Standards Act—"Changing Clothes"
United States
30 Jan 2014
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Supreme Court Decision Alert - March 21, 2012
Although the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA") generally provides for judicial review of final agency actions, an APA challenge cannot be maintained if the agency acts under a statute that expressly or implicitly "preclude[s] judicial review."
United States
22 Mar 2012
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts Dodd-Frank Mine Safety Rules
Section 1503 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires all issuers that are operators, or that have a subsidiary that is an operator, of a coal or other mine, as defined under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (MSHA), to make mine safety disclosures in periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. MSHA defines "operator" to include the operator, supervisor or controller of a mine (along with independent contractors performing ser
United States
31 Jan 2012
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US Environmental Laws Increasingly Lead to Litigation Concerning the Siting and Construction of New Infrastructure Projects
As new infrastructure projects begin to sprout across the United States in response to new government grants, incentives and stimulus plans, those seeking to capitalize on what President Obama calls "the largest new investment into the nations infrastructure since Eisenhower built an interstate highway system in the 1950s" are running into legal roadblocks.
United States
24 Feb 2010
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Supreme Court Decision Alert - June 22, 2009
Section 402 of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) grants the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) the authority to “issue a permit for the discharge of any pollutant” “[e]xcept as provided in [Section 404].” 33 U.S.C. § 1342(a).
United States
26 Jun 2009
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Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
Section 402 of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) grants the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) the authority to “issue a permit for the discharge of any pollutant” “[e]xcept as provided in [Section 404].” 33 U.S.C. § 1342(a).
United States
 
24 Jun 2009
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US Adopts Significant Changes To Consumer Product Safety Laws
President Bush has signed legislation significantly overhauling the laws governing the safety of consumer products sold in the United States.
United States
18 Aug 2008
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Corporate Manslaughter And Liability For Health And Safety
The long awaited Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act (the “Act”) is due to come into force on 6 April 2008. The Act creates a new offence of “corporate manslaughter” (to be known in Scotland as “corporate homicide”) which will replace the common law offence of manslaughter caused by gross negligence as it applies to corporations in the UK.
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15 May 2008
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Supreme Court Docket Report - October Term, 2004 - Number 5
On January 7, 2005, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in four cases of interest to the business community. Amicus briefs in support of petitioners will be due on Thursday, February 24, 2005, and amicus briefs in support of respondents will be due on Thursday, March 31, 2005
United States
 
1 Feb 2005
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FDA Issues Final Rule Requiring Bar Codes
On February 25, 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new regulations requiring "bar codes" on most prescription drugs and certain over-the-counter drugs (the Final Rule). By promulgating this Final Rule, the FDA hopes to reduce the number of medication errors in hospitals and other health care settings by allowing health care professionals to use bar code scanning equipment to verify that the right drug (in the right dose and right route of administration) is being given to the
United States
7 Sep 2004
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