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|Paid Sick Leave to Be Required for Employees of Federal Contractors|
Duane Morris LLP;
September 10, 2015, previously published on September 9, 2015On September 7, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave per year. The Executive Order will impact contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2017.
|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...
|NAIC Summer 2015 Meeting: ORSA and Confidentiality|
Alice T. Kane, Hugh T. McCormick; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015The Summer 2015 Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the “NAIC”), which concluded on August 18, saw further developments on issues that Duane Morris has been following. This Alert discusses the controversy over confidentiality of the details of the reports...
|First-ever Tax Treaty and Protocol Between the United States and Vietnam Signed|
Hope P. Krebs, Oliver Massmann; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015On 7 July 2015, the United States and Vietnam signed an income tax treaty and protocol (the "DTA"), the first ever between the two countries. This is yet another significant step toward further increasing trade relations between the two countries. Though signed, the DTA will not become...
|Student Data Protection in an Era of Education Technology Innovation|
Katherine D. Brodie, Michelle Hon Donovan, Alison Haddock Hutton; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 7, 2015Consensus regarding how and whether to increase federal mandates and penalties concerning protection of PII has not yet been reached, but awareness exists that student PII, whether for K-12 students or older, is becoming increasingly vulnerable to unauthorized disclosure or misuse, in particular...
|Recent Georgia Case Illustrates How Not Filing a Tax Bulk Sales Notice in an Asset Purchase Can Be Costly to the Buyer|
Stanley R. Kaminski; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 28, 2015Virtually every state has a tax bulk sales provision that requires buyers of business assets to file a notice with the state of any purchase of business assets outside the ordinary course of business. This means that every bulk asset sale of a business has to be reported by the buyer for those...
|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...
|Landmark Agreement on Iran's Nuclear Program Reached Under Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action|
Brian S. Goldstein; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015On July 14, 2015, the United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that although the United States and other negotiating parties reached an agreement under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the goal of ensuring that Iran's nuclear...
|Russia Takes Steps to Implement Import Substitution Plan for Software|
Maxim A. Voltchenko; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015On June 16, 2015, the Russian Duma-the lower house of the Russian parliament-approved Legislative Bill No. 764677 in a third (and likely final) reading, taking another step forward on an import substitution strategy for software used in Russia. Earlier this year on April 1, 2015, the Ministry of...