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HTMLShanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Opens More Industries to Foreign Investment
Zheng Xie; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014
On September 27, 2013, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued the Blueprint of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (“FTZ”). On September 29, 2013, the FTZ went into effect. This is the first FTZ in China, and, as per the Blueprint, it would relax certain...

 

HTMLMore forms ahead for contractors on “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces”
David P. Hendel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
Contractors will have more forms to fill out, and possibly some explaining to do, when the recently issued Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces is fully implemented in 2016. The Executive Order requires offerors to disclose whether they have been found to have violated, within the past 3...

 

HTMLRussia Retaliates Against Sanctions by Blocking U.S. Agricultural Imports
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
On August 6, 2014, President Vladimir Putin signed an “Executive Order On Applying Certain Special Economic Measures to Ensure the Security of the Russian Federation.” The order places restrictions on food and agricultural imports into Russia from countries that have imposed sanctions...

 

HTMLEU Increases Sanctions Against Russia
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
As described in our Alert published on August 1, 2014, the United States and other nations have ramped up sanctions against Russia related to the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

 

HTMLSEC Waives “Voluntary” Requirement, Awards $400,000 to Whistleblower
Kevin P. McCart, Kelly Schulz; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
An announcement by the SEC of a $400,000 award to a whistleblower highlights the need for companies to properly investigate and address complaints raised internally.

 

HTMLGMO Labeling: Current Standards and Policies
Gene Summerlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that a battle is brewing over labeling foods which contain genetically modified ingredients. According to a recent New York Times poll, 93% of American consumers favor labeling of some type for foods that contain genetically modified organisms...

 

HTMLFederal Contractors Get Slammed Again Regarding New Disclosure Provisions
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
It seems that every time we turn around there is another Executive Order placing additional burdens on federal contractors. This time it is the Fair Play and Safe Workplace Executive Order which President Obama signed on July 31. Under this new Executive Order, before prospective contractors can...

 

HTMLTrust, But Verify - Employers Should Monitor Payroll Tax Service Providers
Mark Milton; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
In 2014, several payroll tax service providers allegedly embezzled millions of dollars in federal payroll tax payments from their clients. In June, the owner of Checkmaster Payroll Service in Massachusetts was indicted for allegedly stealing client funds that were supposed to have been used to pay...

 

HTMLMissouri and Kansas Pass Legislation on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements for Distance Education
Lynette L. Siegel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
Missouri is one of the most recent states to pass legislation authorizing an interstate reciprocity agreement for distance education providers. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1389 in June, with the legislation set to go into effect August 28, 2014. Kansas passed similar legislation in...

 

HTMLGovernor Quinn Approves Illinois "Ban the Box" Legislation Limiting Ability of Private Employers to Inquire About Past Criminal Convictions
Kate M. Heideman; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
Last week, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (the Act) into law. The Act prohibits private employers (with more than 15 employees) and employment agencies from inquiring about, considering or requiring disclosure of an applicant’s past...

 


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