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|Governor Signs Urgent Measure Clarifying CA Paid Sick Leave Law: Four Action Steps for Employers Now|
Phyllis Cheng; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
September 10, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015California employers have stepped up to comply with the July 1, 2015 deadline for the new California paid sick leave law. Now changes have arrived that may help clarify the law.
|UK: Transparency in Supply Chains: Annual Statement Required from October 2015|
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
September 10, 2015, previously published on July 30, 2015The UK Government has now published its plans for when radical new transparency in supply chain reporting comes into effect, brought in by the Modern Slavery Act. As from October 2015, assuming timings are kept in the Parliamentary process, all businesses operating in the UK and which have a...
|CON Laws, COPAs and the FTC: 7 Antitrust Points for the Healthcare Sector|
Steven Levitsky, Lesli C. sposito; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
September 10, 2015, previously published on August 6, 2015The Federal Trade Commission is on a roll in its attack on what it considers anti-competitive effects in the healthcare industry. And that roll has consistently involved challenging activity that once appeared to be protected by state laws.
|Workers of Federal Contractors to Get Paid Sick Leave under Obama Executive Order|
Francis P. Alvarez, K. Joy Chin, Jennifer L. Seda, Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 10, 2015, previously published on September 8, 2015A new executive order signed by President Barack Obama on September 7, 2015, requires federal contractors and subcontractors to give their workers the ability to earn up to seven days (56 hours) of paid sick leave each year. Workers will earn an hour of paid leave for every 30 hours of work and can...
|Italy: "Jobs Act": New Legislative Decrees Approved|
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
September 10, 2015, previously published on July 30, 2015The Government adopted two legislative decrees which came into force on 25 June 2015. The decrees implement provisions which (i) amend contact types and improve an employer's ability to change employee duties; and (ii) address the balance between employees' caring, living and working needs.
|U.S. District Court Issues Ruling on Preliminary Motion to Dismiss Interpreting 60-Day Overpayment Rule: Holds Identification Occurs when Providers Are "Put on Notice" of Potential Overpayment|
Lindsey Lonergan, Rebekah N. Plowman; Jones Day;
September 10, 2015, previously published on September 2015Compliance with the labyrinth of health care rules and regulations has always been a burdensome challenge for health care providers, and particularly for compliance officers who are frequently presented with potential overpayments that after months of investigation fail to reveal an actual...
|Canada’s Integrity Framework Gets a Makeover: What Public Contractors Need to Know|
Brandon Barnes, Graham Erion, Jeffrey D. Horswill; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
September 9, 2015, previously published on July 8, 2015On July 3, 2015 Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) released its anticipated revisions to the Integrity Regime, which seeks to ensure it does business with ethical suppliers of goods and services in Canada and abroad. The Government relaxed some of the more controversial provisions...
|Mexico’s New National Anticorruption System: 7 Key Points|
Jorge Benejam; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
September 9, 2015, previously published on July 20, 2015Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has promulgated the Constitutional Reform regarding the creation of the National Anticorruption System.
|New rules governing communications with certain Mexican government officials|
Nicolas Borda, Hugo López Coll, Hector D. Sanchez Fernandez; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
September 8, 2015, previously published on September 8, 2015This GT Alert provides information regarding the publication of the General Guidelines for government officials that participate in government contracts and issuance of licenses, permits, authorizations and concessions.
|Russia Takes Steps to Implement Import Substitution Plan for Software|
Maxim A. Voltchenko; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015On June 16, 2015, the Russian Duma-the lower house of the Russian parliament-approved Legislative Bill No. 764677 in a third (and likely final) reading, taking another step forward on an import substitution strategy for software used in Russia. Earlier this year on April 1, 2015, the Ministry of...