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|US Government Announces It Has Completed Receipt of H-1B Cap Petitions, Leaving Many US Employers Unable to Hire Needed Talent|
Elizabeth E. Stern, Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 7, 2014During the five-day window beginning on April 1, 2014, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) received approximately 172,500 H-1B visa petitions, an increase of nearly 50,000 H-1B petitions received compared to the same period last year.
|Circular 05 Lists Potentially Unsafe Products and Goods Under MIC Management|
Mai Phuong Nguyen; Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam Limited;
May 6, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014On 6 April 2011 the government issued Decree No. 25/2011/ND-CP to detail and guide the implementation of the Law on Telecommunications (Decree 25). Decree 25, among other things, empowers the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) to issue lists of products and goods under MIC management...
|Increase in the Maximum Level of Relevant Income for MPF|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Anita W. C. Lam, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
May 6, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014The maximum level of monthly relevant income for Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) purposes will be increased from HK$25,000 to HK$30,000 with effect from 1 June 2014.
|Beijing Labour Authority Directs Employers to File Plan for their Labour Dispatch Workers|
Helen H. Liao, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
May 5, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014Under the Interim Provisions on Labour Dispatch (see our legal update, "China Issues Interim Provisions on Labour Dispatch", of 11 February 2014), if the number of dispatched workers engaged by a PRC employer exceeds 10 percent of its total workforce, then the employer must file a plan on...
|Obama Administration Proposes to Give States Broad Authority to Toll Existing Interstates to Generate Revenue for Transportation Purposes|
George K. Miller, David Narefsky, John R. Schmidt, Joseph Seliga; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014In a major policy shift with potentially large implications for US infrastructure public-private partnership (“PPP”) activity, the Obama administration has proposed to change federal law to give US states broad authority to put tolls on existing interstate highways to provide funding...
|Additional SEC Guidance on Well-Known Seasoned Issuer Waivers|
Laura D. Richman; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014On March 12, 2014, the Division of Corporation Finance (Division) of the US Securities Exchange Commission issued revised guidance on wellknown seasoned issuer (WKSI) waivers. The Division further updated this guidance on April 24, 2014 (the April 2014 guidance).
|Tip of the Month: Data Privacy Concerns When Moving Email to the Cloud|
Michael D. Battaglia, Eric B. Evans; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014In an effort to reduce costs and leverage the latest advances in technology, the chief information officer of a multinational company decided to use a cloud computing vendor to host the company’s email. After identifying a handful of vendors that appeared to meet the company’s needs,...
|Mexico’s President Introduces Proposed Energy Laws to Congress|
Pablo C. Ferrante, Dallas Parker, Gabriel J. Salinas, Jose L. Valera; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014On April 30, 2014, President Enrique Peña Nieto introduced to the Mexican Congress nine new bills, as well as amendments to several existing laws, to implement the constitutional energy reform passed on December 21, 2013. The energy reform eliminates a restrictive legal framework that has...
|Colombia’s New Law on Security Interest over Movable Assets Comes Into Effect|
Douglas A. Doetsch, David K. Duffee, Juan Pablo Moreno; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 28, 2014On February 21, 2014, a new law on security interests over movable assets (Law 1676 of 2013, “Law 1676”) came into effect in Colombia. Law 1676 replaced the regulations on creation, perfection and enforceability (oponibilidad) of security interests over mo vable assets set forth in the...
|MOFCOM Introduces Trial Procedure for Notification of Simple Concentrations|
Hannah C. L. Ha, Yuanjie He, John M. Hickin, Philip F. Monaghan, Wendy Y. S. Thian; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014On 18 April, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) introduced a trial framework for the notification of simple concentrations or mergers. The Guidelines on the Notification of Simple Cases of Concentrations of Undertakings (Simplified Notification Guidelines) establish a procedural structure...