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|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|A.P. Shah Committee Recommends MAT Relief for Foreign Portfolio Investors|
Duane Morris LLP;
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 24, 2015Since we published our Duane Morris Alert on 19 June 2015 reviewing the Indian Government’s applicability of minimum alternate tax (MAT) on foreign portfolio investors (FPIs), the A.P. Shah committee has recommended to the Finance Ministry that MAT should not be imposed on FPIs for the period...
|ADA Website Cases Filed in Federal Court in Pittsburgh, with More Likely to Follow|
J. Colin Knisely; Duane Morris LLP;
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 24, 2015In the past three weeks, Pittsburgh-based law firm, Carlson Lynch, which was responsible for filing hundreds of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ATM class action lawsuits nationwide, has filed four ADA website lawsuits in federal district court in Pittsburgh. One of the lawsuits was filed...