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|The US Department of Energy Releases Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Up To $12.5 Billion for Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects|
J. Paul Forrester, Cameron S. Hamrick; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014The US Department of Energy (the “DOE”) has released a solicitation for new loan guarantees under Section 1703 of Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act for up to $12.5 billion for innovative nuclear energy projects in the United States that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases....
|What Do Employers Need to Know about Competition Law? (Episode 7 - Non-Solicitation Agreements)|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014In the previous episode of this series, Mayer Brown JSM discussed the implications of sharing sensitive HR information when the Competition Ordinance comes into force. Colin is now puzzled by the potential problems relating to non-solicitation agreements...
|US Supreme Court Rules Employers Do Not Need to Pay Employees For Post-Shift Time in Security Lines|
Maritoni D. Kane, Andrew S. Rosenman, Ruth Zadikany, John Zaimes; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, the US Supreme Court has ruled that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require that employees be compensated for time spent going through (and waiting to go through) security screenings before leaving the workplace.
|NDRC Issued the Revised Draft of Foreign Investment Catalogue to Open More Sectors to Foreign Investment|
Gavin W. H. Guo, Betty F. K. Tam; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
February 24, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014On 4 November 2014, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released the latest revised draft of the Foreign Investment Industrial Guidance Catalogue (Catalogue) soliciting public comments. The deadline to submit comments is 3 December 2014.
|Levels of Compensation Under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance in Hong Kong Increased Following Review|
Mayer Brown LLP;
February 19, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015All EC insurers and employers are advised to take note that a resolution has been passed by the Legislative Council on 4 February 2015 to increase the statutory compensation levels under various employees compensation ordinances, including the ECO, to bring them in line with wage and price...
|Decree No. 8,395/2015: Increase of PIS/Cofins and CIDE Tax Rates Levied on Gasoline and Diesel|
Mayer Brown LLP;
February 19, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015On January 29, 2015, the Federal Official Gazette published Decree No. 8,395/2015, which establishes significant increases on the import and sales operations related to gasoline and diesel.
The mentioned decree increased the PIS / PASEP, COFINS and Contribution for Intervention in the Economic...
|New MPF Provisions in Hong Kong|
Duncan A. W. Abate; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015On 30 January 2015 the Legislative Council passed certain changes to the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance ("MPFSO"). Such changes, when they come into force, will enable the withdrawal of benefits on the terminal illness of an employee, and also enable a phased withdrawal of...
|Recent Developments Concerning US Tax Code Section 871(m) Dividend Equivalent Rules|
James R. Barry, Hayden D. Brown, Mark H. Leeds; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015Two developments may be converging in a way that will result in delayed effective dates for US final dividend equivalent regulations. And, while there has not been any explicit announcements by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding when withholding on dividend equivalents will be expanded...
|Issues in Relation to Mining Projects in Burkina Faso|
Alban Dorin, Sarai Jacob, Rachel Speight; Mayer Brown;
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014While Burkina Faso is currently experiencing political unrest, mining companies operating in the country remain largely unaffected by the recent political changes.
|VAT on Services Supplied to Pension Schemes: Revised HMRC Guidance|
Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 2014On 25 November 2014, HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) published two pieces of new guidance on the charging and recovery of VAT on administration and investment management services provided to pension schemes. The guidance was required as a result of last year’s Court of Justice...