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HTMLEEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
John S. Mitchell, Laura D. Windsor; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014
Most employers are generally familiar with the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and its prohibition of employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related medical conditions. On July 14, 2014, for the first time in over thirty years, the EEOC issued Enforcement...

 

HTMLWhat Trade Facilitation Is and Why It Matters
Evelyn M. Suarez; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
It was big news, at least in international trade circles. The World Trade Organization (“WTO”) finalized a Trade Facilitation Agreement (the “Agreement”) at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, on December 7, 2013. The Agreement was the first WTO trade...

 

HTMLDistrict of Columbia Tax Revision Commission and Office of Tax and Revenue Comments
Stephanie Lipinski Galland; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014
On September 14, 2011, the District of Columbia (“District”) created the Tax Revision Commission with the purpose of “preparing comprehensive recommendations” to address the fairness of apportionment of taxes, broaden the tax base, make the District’s tax policy...

 

HTMLAddressing Public Corruption is Fundamental to Trade Facilitation
Evelyn M. Suarez; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014
With the finalization of a Trade Facilitation Agreement (“TFA”) at the conclusion of the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, on December 7, 2013 (see: https://mc9.wto.org/system/files/documents/w8-0.pdf), the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) proved that it is not...

 

HTMLSpecial Due Diligence Concerns When Buying Unmanned Aerial Systems
Joshua B. Brady, Robert E. Korroch, Thomas B. McVey; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014
The regulatory lid is about to come off domestic commercial use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (“UASs”)1. When that happens, like a vacuum, the U. S. commercial market will seek to deploy every viable system. In the rush to acquire systems that will open the door to market access, acquirers...

 

HTMLFor H-1B Employers: How Even a Single Employee’s H-1B Complaint Could Incite a Comprehensive DOL Investigation of Your H-1B Practices
Reba Mendoza, Mary E. Pivec; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014
In Greater Missouri Medical Pro-Care Providers, Inc., ARB Case No. 12-015, ALJ Case No. 2008-LCA-26 (2014), a divided U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Administrative Review Board (the “Board”) partially reversed the decision of the Administrative Law Judge...

 

HTMLWhy South Africa Should Not Be Graduated From AGOA
Evelyn M. Suarez; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2014, previously published on January 30, 2014
With attention turned towards the renewal of the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA), some have called for South Africa to be graduated from the duty preference program because of its well-developed infrastructure and labor force. Some have also raised the issue of certain non-tariff...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Holds That Defendant Can Be Guilty of Criminal Violation of Armed Export Control Act Even Without Specific Knowledge That the Exported Item Is a Regulated “Defense Article”
John Staige Davis, Thomas B. McVey; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2014, previously published on January 30, 2014
To obtain a felony conviction under the Arms Export Control Act for “willfully” exporting “defense articles” without a license, must the government prove that the defendant knew the items in question were specifically subject to federal regulation?

 

HTMLAfrican Growth and Opportunity Act Renewal and its Importance to African Women
Evelyn M. Suarez; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 28, 2014
The African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) was enacted in 2000 to stimulate trade and investment between the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2000, AGOA has been credited with more than doubling U.S. trade with AGOA-eligible countries. Today, African markets are growing rapidly, and...

 

HTMLTrade Facilitation: A Critical Element for Africa’s Place in the Global Value Chain
Evelyn M. Suarez; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 28, 2014
The case for regional integration in Africa has been made, by Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, as well as by other well-known African authorities. So the question that now arises is how can regional integration be accomplished? Large amounts of money - both public and...

 


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