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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.
|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...
|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.
|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...
|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...
|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"...
|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...
|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...
|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...