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|Protection Against Sexual Harassment by Customers|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Anita W. C. Lam, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014The Hong Kong government will gazette this Friday, 20 June 2014, a bill to amend the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 480) to protect service providers from sexual harassment by their customers.
|Supreme Court Issues A Taxpayer Favorable Opinion in United States v. Clarke|
Geoffrey M. Collins, John T. Hildy, Brian W. Kittle; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014The Supreme Court held on June 19, 2014, that taxpayers are entitled to examine IRS agents in a summons-enforcement proceeding where taxpayers “point to specific facts or circumstances plausibly raising an inference of bad faith.” The Court held that circumstantial evidence could meet...
|California Supreme Court Rejects Sampling Method for Determining Liability in Class Actions|
Andrea M. Weiss, Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014Decision: In Duran v. U.S. Bank N.A., the plaintiffs sought to represent a class of loan officers who contended that they were improperly classified as exempt employees under the “outside salesperson” exemption to California’s overtime wage payment law, which applies to employees...
|US Banking Regulators Issue Additional Guidance Regarding Tax Allocation Agreements in Holding Company Structures|
Scott A. Anenberg, Hayden D. Brown, J. Paul Forrester; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014US banking regulators (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) have issued final joint supplemental guidance (Guidance) regarding tax allocation agreements involving holding companies and...
|Property Management Services Bill — A Proposed Mandatory Licensing Regime To Regulate The Property Management Industry|
Fun Kuen Au; Mayer Brown JSM;
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014The Bill proposes a mandatory licensing regime to regulate the provision of property management services, under the supervision of a Property Management Services Authority (the "Authority"). It is proposed to make it a criminal offence for a property management company ("PMC")...
|Beijing Average Monthly Wage Increased to CNY 5,793|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Helen H. Liao, Hong Tran, Andy S. Yeo; Mayer Brown JSM;
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014On 6 June 2014 the Beijing Municipal Human Resource and Social Security Bureau and the Beijing Municipal Statistics Bureau announced that the average monthly wage for 2013 was CNY 5,793. This is an increase of 10.9 percent on the previous average monthly wage of CNY 5,223 determined in 2012.
|New York State’s Highest Court Clarifies Scope of “No-Action” Clause Under Trust Indenture|
Michael F. Lotito, Joel Moss, Brian Trust; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014New York’s highest court has concluded that a “no-action” clause in a New York law-governed indenture does not bar the commencement of an action or proceeding on a securityholder’s common law or statutory claims relating to the securities when the no-action clause at issue...
|US Federal Circuit Rules for Inclusion of Voluntary Respondents' CVD Rates in Calculation of "All Others" Duty Rate|
Matthew J. McConkey, Margaret-Rose Sales; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has reversed a US Court of International Trade (CIT) decision on the calculation of the “All Others” duty rate in countervailing duty (CVD) Investigations. Specifically, the CAFC ruled that the duty margins assigned to the exporters...
|US Navy Issues Solicitation for “Drop-In” Biofuel Blends|
J. Paul Forrester, Cameron S. Hamrick, Marcia G. Madsen; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), in conjunction with the US Navy, has issued a solicitation for bulk fuels for DLA Energy’s customers located in the Inland/East/Gulf Coast regions of the United States. The Inland/East/Gulf Coast is the single largest bulk fuels acquisition program, and it...
|Applicability of US Antitrust Law to Foreign Conduct Clarified by Recent Appellate Decisions|
Robert E. Bloch, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014Recent decisions issued from the Second and Seventh Circuits have clarified the applicability of US antitrust law to foreign conduct. On June 4, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decided Lotes Co. Ltd. v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., an important case regarding the applicability of...