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|GMO Labeling: Current Standards and Policies|
Gene Summerlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014Unless 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...
|Trust, But Verify - Employers Should Monitor Payroll Tax Service Providers|
Mark Milton; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014In 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...
|Missouri and Kansas Pass Legislation on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements for Distance Education|
Lynette L. Siegel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014Missouri 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...
|Governor Quinn Approves Illinois "Ban the Box" Legislation Limiting Ability of Private Employers to Inquire About Past Criminal Convictions|
Kate M. Heideman Leveque; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014Last 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...
|U.S. and Others Step Up Sanctions Against Russia|
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014In response to Russia’s continuing actions in Ukraine, the United States and other nations have implemented increased economic sanctions that significantly broaden the scope of the sanctions previously in place. In addition to the U.S. actions, Canada, the European Union and Japan have...
|Professors Oppose FAA’s Interpretation of Model Aircraft Rules|
Amanda E. Tummons; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014On June 18, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Notice of Interpretation (the Notice) regarding the special rule that exempts regulation of model aircraft under the FAA Modernization and Reform Act. Such interpretation was initially open for public comment through July 25, 2014...
|U.S. District Court for Colorado Adopts New Local Patent Rules|
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014The United States District Court for the District of Colorado has become the second court in the Tenth Circuit and joined 31 other federal courts by implementing their own local patent rules last month. The adoption of these rules was announced on June 11, 2014 as a Pilot Program Implementing...
|Errors in Reissue Patent Applications|
Laura A. Labeots; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014Recently, the Federal Circuit provided some insight about the “error” upon which a reissue patent application can be based under 35 U.S.C. § 251. See In re Dinsmore, No. 2013-1637, 2004 WL 2337372 (Fed. Cir. June 10, 2014).
|Potential Privacy Guidelines|
Amanda E. Tummons; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014By September 2015 the FAA is to publish proposed rules for the integration of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, into the National Airspace System (NAS). All indications are that those rules will relate to safety and will not focus on privacy issues. Privacy issues, however, are a...
|New York Proposes “BitLicense” for Virtual Currency Trading|
Rebekah E. Raber; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014On July 17, 2014, New York became the first state to propose guidelines to regulate virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. The proposed rules issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) would require entities engaged in the “virtual currency business” to...