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|China's Issuance of a New Law and Guideline for Overseas Non-Governmental Organisations|
Lan Yu; Duane Morris & Selvam LLP;
January 17, 2017, previously published on December 23, 2016On 28 April 2016, China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Activities of Overseas Non-Governmental Organisations within the Territory of China (the “Law”), which will take...
|Philadelphia City Council Follows Massachusetts in Passing Legislation to Ban Inquiries into Wage History|
Duane Morris LLP;
January 17, 2017, previously published on December 21, 2016After Massachusetts became the first state to pass a law restricting inquiries into an applicant’s wage history, Philadelphia is now poised to become the first city in the United States to do so.
|Municipalities now Prohibited from Banning Plastic Bags|
Leslie A. Dickinson; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
January 12, 2017, previously published on January 3, 2017A new law signed by Lt. Governor Brian Calley will prohibit counties, townships, cities and villages in Michigan from adopting or enforcing ordinances that regulate in any way the use, disposition or sale of certain containers, most notably, plastic bags. The ban on such regulation applies to...
January 11, 2017, previously published by TestTest
|Federal Government Announces Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change|
Michael R. Barrett; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 13, 2016The federal government, along with most of the premiers, signed a new pan-Canadian framework (the "Federal GHG Framework") on Friday, December 9, 2016. The Federal GHG Framework is intended to address climate change on a national platform. The federal government's approach to meeting its...
|Department of Justice Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program Grants|
Georgina Lopez-Ona Feigen, Alan S. Tilles; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 16, 2016The Department of Justice is accepting Grant Applications from State, Cities and Counties for grants related to Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Programs. There is up to $17M available, with no one municipality getting more than $1M. Applications are due February 16, 2017.
|Court Allows Police Crossclaim against Crown Attorneys to Continue|
Kevin A. McGivney, Jonathan Thoburn; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 6, 2017, previously published on December 15, 2016After a murder charge against him was dismissed, the plaintiff commenced an action against the Attorney General, individual Crown Attorneys and police officers involved in the related "Mr. Big" investigation which had led to the murder charge. The Attorney General and the individual Crown...
|Projects Disputes Cases in Australia: Recent Cases|
Simon Bellas, John B. Cooper, Steven W. Fleming, Stephen McComish; Jones Day;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 2016During the second half of 2016, a number of high-profile cases across Australia have offered significant insights to stakeholders in the construction and mining industries. Below, we review several of the key ones.
Projects Rulemaking on State and Local Government Websites in July 2017|
Jennifer S. Rusie; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 19, 2016The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it is expediting its timetable and expects to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding accessibility of state and local government websites in July of 2017. The comment period for this NPRM would close in September of 2017....
|Michigan Court of Appeals Upholds Ann Arbor Public School’s Policies Prohibiting Licensed Concealed Weapons on School Grounds|
Laura J. Genovich; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 19, 2016In an opinion released December 15, 2016, the Michigan Court of Appeals (the “Court”) ruled that Michigan state law does not preempt policies created by a Michigan school district banning the possession of firearms in schools and at school sponsored events.