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|A New Primer on Voting Leave Requirements: Are You Ready for the Elections?|
Matthew K. Johnson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 19, 2016The U.S. general election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In this election, voters will determine the next president of the United States, and all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate are up for grabs. In addition, 12 states will hold...
|Common Reporting Standard: HMRC Releases Revised Guidance for UK Charities|
Alana Petraske; Withers Bergman LLP;
October 25, 2016, previously published on September 28, 2016The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is, like FATCA before it (a regime established by US legislation, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which was brought into UK law by a treaty with the US), an information exchange regime aimed at international tax transparency: 'financial institutions' are...
|Election Time and the Minnesota Voter Leave Law|
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 17, 2016Minnesota is one of several states that require all employers, both public sector and private sector, to grant time off with pay to employees to vote in the upcoming general election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
|New York City Council Passes Retention Bill for Cafeteria Workers|
Jonathan L. Bing, Javier A. Lacayo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 18, 2016The New York City Council has overwhelmingly passed a bill that mandates a 90-day transition period for displaced food service workers when a new owner or operator takes over a city building.
|Five Things to Know About the Mylan EpiPen “Settlement” - What It Is and What It Isn’t|
Ellyn Leslie Sternfield, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 14, 2016Our eyebrows were raised by Mylan’s October 7, 2016 announcement that it had reached a $465 million “settlement” with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and “other government agencies” over its Medicaid Drug Rebate obligations for EpiPen. The timing of the...
|Ontario Reintroduces Patients First Act, 2016 with Important Changes|
Meghan Lindo, Lydia Wakulowsky; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 13, 2016On October 6, 2016, the Ontario Legislature reintroduced the Patients First Act, 2016 as Bill 41. Bill 41 is very similar to its predecessor, Bill 210, which was introduced in June 2016, but makes some important changes to the previous bill.
|Parliament Looks to Enhance Shareholder Democracy and Gender Diversity Disclosure|
Joseph DiPonio, Stephen P. Robertson; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 13, 2016On September 28, 2016, the Canadian parliament tabled Bill C-25 ("Bill") for first reading which proposes amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act ("CBCA"). Of particular interest to reporting issuers incorporated under the CBCA are amendments requiring: (1) changes to...
|Principal Teno A. West and Attorney David M. DiSegna co-authored a report on the "Legal Framework and Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships" that was published in the January/February edition of the Rhode Island Bar Journal.|
David M. DiSegna, Teno A. West; Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC;
October 14, 2016Throughout the United States, governments and public agencies face the daunting task of upgrading or replacing their antiquated and deteriorating infrastructure, while grappling with fiscal pressures, such as declining tax revenues, increased expenses, rising pension costs, and state and federal...
|Principal and Partner Teno A. West's interview in Financier Worldwide's 2015 Infrastructure & Project Finance Annual Review|
Pannone Lopes Devereaux West LLC;
October 14, 2016The US infrastructure sector has fared well in recent times as governments at all levels - federal, state and local - have continued to face difficult financial circumstances requiring innovative methods and funding sources to provide necessary public infrastructure and municipal services to its...
|CFPB Single-Director Structure Unconstitutional: CFPB Director Now Serves at President’s Will|
Thomas M. Byrne, Matt Gatewood, Kymberly Kochis, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
October 14, 2016, previously published on October 14, 2016A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled October 11, 2016, that the current structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is unconstitutional. The court concluded that an independent agency such as the CFPB cannot have a single director...