Employers Should Watch for Wage and Hour Changes in 2019


The DOL recently released its Fall Regulatory Agenda, signaling its intent to act on some important issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
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USCIS Implements New Removal Proceedings Policy – But Not for Employment Cases


In our July 12, 2018 blog, we discussed a new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy requiring the issuance of a Notice to Appear (NTA), which initiates removal proceedings against a foreign national, upon the denial of an immigration benefit request where the denial renders the applicant “not legally present” in the United States.
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Tariff Update—Importers Will Now Pay Tariffs on $250 Billion of the $500 Billion in Chinese Goods Coming to the U.S. Every Year


On September 17, the President directed the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) to impose additional tariffs on importers of Chinese goods.
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Delaware Law Amended to Allow Limited Liability Companies to Divide Assets and Liabilities


The state of Delaware recently enacted an amendment to the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the “Act”), effective August 1, 2018, which allows a limited liability company to divide into two or more limited liability companies, with the assets, liabilities and duties allocated among those companies in a plan of division.
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Can Tort Victims Recover the Total Amount of Medical Expenses Billed?


Good news for defendants. The Court of Special Appeals recently decided that the Medicare Secondary Payer Act does not preempt the Maryland statute that allows post-trial motions to reduce judgments for past medical expenses.
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GDPR Food for Thought: Privacy Shield


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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Is Epidemiology Necessary to Establish Causation in Maryland?


Does Maryland law require that experts rely upon epidemiology to establish medical causation in a toxic exposures personal injury case?
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Mootness Fees in Maryland Stockholder Litigation


The Delaware Court of Chancery fundamentally altered the M&A litigation landscape when it expressed its skepticism of disclosure-only settlements in the case of In re Trulia, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, 129 A.3d 884 (Del. Ch. 2016).
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October 9, 2018 Deadline: Request an Exclusion from Increased Tariffs on the First $34 Billion of Chinese Goods


The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has published the procedures for an importer to request an exclusion from the first round of increased tariffs on Chinese goods, available here.
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GDPR Food for Thought: Data Controllers and Data Processors


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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