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|Why A School's Unconstitutional Hair Length Policy Matters For All Governmental Entities|
Stacy Crabtree; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014A school's hair length policy was the subject of a recent lawsuit, and the federal appellate court's opinion on the matter serves as a reminder for all schools and other governmental entities to be wary because, in the words of Bob Dylan, "the times they are a-changin'." As the facts are...
|Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: September 12, 2014|
Andrew R. McRoberts; Sands Anderson PC;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions this morning. After last term issuing no opinions significantly affecting Virginia Local Government Law (at least not in this author’s judgment), this term resulted in two both related to law enforcement — one tort case and one...
|The Independence of Scotland: A Legal Primer for Canadians|
Brandon Barnes; Davis LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014On September 18, Scotland will hold a referendum on whether it should become an independent state. Although Scotland is a decidedly minority partner in the economy of the United Kingdom 0 it holds 8.3% of the population of the UK and less than 10% of the UK’s estimated GDP - the prospect of...
|Anti-Spam Law Update: CRTC Says Municipalities May Be Subject to CASL|
Chris Bennett, Bill Hearn, Tamara L. Hunter, David Spratley; Davis LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014There has been some debate about whether municipal governments are subject to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) or whether, like the provincial and federal governments, municipal governments are exempt from CASL.
|“Ban the Box”: A Discussion of State and Local Laws Restricting Inquiries into an Applicant’s Criminal History|
Fred W. Alvarez, Eric S. Dreiband, Brian M. Jorgensen, Alison B. Marshall; Jones Day;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014Over the last several weeks New Jersey, Illinois, the District of Columbia, and San Francisco have joined the ranks of states and local governments across the country that have adopted so-called "ban the box" laws or ordinances. Generally, these rules prevent employers from asking about...
|Deoffshorisation' of the Russian Economy: Updated Version of the Draft Law on Controlled Foreign Company Legislation and Other Measures|
Olga Boltenko, Ayshat Gaydarova; Withers Bergman LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014The Russian Ministry of Finance has published an updated version of the draft controlled foreign company rules (hereinafter - "CFC") on the 2nd of September (hereinafter - ‘the new Draft’). The previous drafts were covered in detail in our press releases of 24 March and 5...
|New Requirements for Commercial Co-Venturers in South Carolina|
Kenneth R. Florin, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 2014Governor Nikki Haley signed into law House Bill 3367, which amends the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act, and took effect upon the governor's signature. Some of the new registration requirements must be completed by October 4, 2014.
|Brazilian Regulators Slap $1.59 Million Fine on Telecom Giant Oi, Alleging Violations of Users’ Privacy Rights|
Ieuan Jolly, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 2014As a reminder of the transnational nature of online data collection-and the ever-expanding web of regulatory bodies stepping in to monitor how information is collected and used-Brazilian regulators announced that they had issued the nation's first penalty under the country's new Internet law, the...
|New Building Bylaw: No More Door Knobs|
Conrad Rego; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014In September, 2013, Vancouver City Council approved a new 2014 City of Vancouver Building Bylaw. According to the City, the 2014 Building Bylaw 10908, which covers detached houses and low-rise residential buildings, brings about changes to the current Building Bylaw 9419 to support housing for...
|Senate Commerce Committee Releases Revised Draft of Legislation Extending STELA and Making Other Changes to the Communications Act|
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014Senators Rockefeller (D-WV) and Thune (R-SD), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, have released a revised version of S. 2799, the “Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act” (STAVRA). The full committee is scheduled to...