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Effective May 20, 2019, New York City employers with four or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on their “sexual and reproductive health decisions.” Such decisions are defined as “any decision by an individual...

Amid widespread concern about student debt and calls for higher education institutions to put more "skin in the game," some have looked to income share agreements (ISAs) as part of the solution. Please see full Publication below for more...

Data privacy regulations are now sprouting up in regions, countries, and even individual states worldwide. The next challenge in line for many GRC professionals? Achieving CCPA compliance....

Section 45Q Tax Credits Internal Revenue Code Section 45Q provides a tax credit for the sequestration or use of qualified carbon oxides (“COx”), including CO2. Although Section 45Q was enacted in 2008, there was uncertainty about the number of...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed regulations that scale back nondiscrimination protections under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new regulations, proposed on May 24, 2019, represent a marked...

Today we focus on the new SEC interpretative release on the fiduciary duties of investment advisers and provide a brief summary of its contents (“The Fiduciary Duty Release”). This Release is part of a package of new rules and interpretations adopted...

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has issued a press release announcing that Baroness Zahida Manzoor CBE has been appointed Chair of the Financial Ombudsman Service....
By: Shearman & Sterling LLP

After several weeks, Decision C-165 of 2019 of the Constitutional Court of Colombia was released to the public, resulting in the conditioned upholding of two provisions related to the powers of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (“SIC”) and...

Live witness testimony—whether in person or via video—often is the default vehicle for trial testimony in the United States. Fact finders expect to see and hear directly from witnesses to assess credibility. Parties prefer to present their direct...

The Montana Public Service Commission and its Commissioners (collectively “MPSC”) enacted a regulation, Montana Administrative Rule 38.5.1909, that removed the allegedly unlawful portion of the MPSC’s test for establishing a legally enforceable...

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