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