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|California Court Extends Whistleblower Protections to “Perceived Whistleblowers”|
Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014Decision: In Diego v. Pilgrim United Church of Christ, a preschool employee alleged she was wrongfully terminated from her employment in violation of public policy as a result of the school director’s mistaken belief that she had lodged a complaint with the Department of Social Services,...
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Proposed Amendments to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure|
Michael D. Battaglia, Eric B. Evans, Michael E. Lackey, Kim A. Leffert, Edmund Sautter; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014On September 16, 2014, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The revised rules, now pending before the Supreme Court and to be transmitted to Congress, will take effect on December 1, 2015, absent some...
|Foreign Bribery Report Issued by OECD|
Abigail M. Bartine, J. Gregory Deis, Michael D. Frisch, William Michael; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its Foreign Bribery Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of anti-bribery enforcement actions around the world dating from 1999. The report examines enforcement actions taken by all countries that have enacted...
|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.
|Decree No. 8,395/2015: Increase of PIS/Cofins and CIDE Tax Rates Levied on Gasoline and Diesel|
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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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|Who Foots the Bill? Recent Companies Court Decisions on Costs|
Justine T. K. Lau, Edmund M. S. Ma, Richard M. Tollan; Mayer Brown JSM;
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 26, 2014Generally with a winding-up petition, if the petitioner is successful in obtaining a winding-up order, the petitioner will have its costs of the proceedings. If, on the other hand, the petition is dismissed, then the petitioner has been unsuccessful and it should pay the costs of the proceedings....