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|Amnesty Window to Declare Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets in India Closes on 30 September 2015|
Saionton Basu; Duane Morris;
September 8, 2015, previously published on September 8, 2015In continuation of the discussion provoked by the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act 2015 (Black Money Act), which became effective in India on 1 July 2015, it is worth noting that the amnesty window will close on 30 September 2015 as things stand.
|U.S. District Court Preliminarily Enjoins EPA and ACOE "Waters of the United States" Final Rule|
Seth V.D.H. Cooley; Duane Morris LLP;
September 8, 2015, previously published on September 8, 2015On August 27, 2015, a federal district judge in North Dakota preliminarily enjoined the final rule of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), titled "Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States," which was set to take effect...
|Third Circuit Confirms FTC Authority to Regulate Cybersecurity Practices Under Unfairness Prong of FTC Act|
Sandra A. Jeskie; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015In a long-awaited ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., the Third Circuit rejected Wyndham’s argument that the FTC has no authority to regulate its cybersecurity practices under the unfairness prong of the FTC Act and that businesses are not entitled to notice of the...
|Department of Labor Addresses Employee Misclassification in Recent Guidance|
Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 20, 2015On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor's Division of Wage and Hour issued guidance aimed at curtailing the misclassification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The sweeping conclusion at the heart of the DOL's guidance is that "most...
|FERC Green-lights Puerto Rico Offshore LNG Import Terminal; Project's Ocean-Going Regasification Unit Is First of Its Kind Before the FERC|
Sheila Slocum Hollis, Dennis J. Hough, Ilia Levitine; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 28, 2015On July 24, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its authorization pursuant to Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act for the siting, construction and operation of the Aguirre Offshore GasPort (GasPort), subject to certain environmental and operational conditions. The...
|Bureau of Industry and Security Amends EAR Implementing Removal of Cuba's Designation as State Sponsor of Terrorism|
Brian S. Goldstein; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015On July 22, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, amended its Export Administration Regulations (EAR) implementing the elimination of the "State Sponsor of Terrorism" designation as applied to Cuba. The amendments also remove "AT"...
|Third Circuit Rules That Plan Must Give Notice of Limitations Period|
Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015In Mirza v. Insurance Administrator of America, Inc., the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that plan administrators must inform claimants of plan-imposed deadlines for judicial review in their notifications denying benefits. The decision imposes a new requirement on employers in the Third...
|NLRB Abandons Well-Established Joint-Employer Standard|
Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or "the Board") issued a 3-2 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., d/b/a BFI Newby Island Recyclery (32-RC-109684) that changes the well-established joint-employer standard, eliminating the requirement that...
|Clarifications Published on Russia's Personal Data Localization Law|
Allison S. Khaskelis, Maxim A. Voltchenko; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on September 2, 2015On August 3, 2015, the Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media (commonly referred to as "Minsviaz") published detailed-and the only written-guidelines clarifying the new personal data localization requirements implemented by the Amendments to the Personal Data Law, signed...
|Postsecondary Institutions Subject to the New Federal "Gainful Employment" Rule Have Until July 31, 2015, to Complete Reporting of Data to U.S. Department of Education|
Katherine D. Brodie, Michelle Hon Donovan; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 27, 2015The end of this month marks the first significant deadline for Title IV (federal student financial aid program) participating institutions of higher education under the U.S. Department of Education's Gainful Employment (GE) rule that went into effect on July 1, 2015. Institutions offering one or...