CPSC Publishes Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda


As required by statute and Executive Order, the CPSC published its semi-annual regulatory agenda on June 11, 2018, which summarizes regulatory changes that the CPSC expects to develop or review over the course of the upcoming year.
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GDPR Food for Thought: Data Mapping


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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More Guidance for Employers on Crafting Lawful Employee Handbook Rules


During the Obama Administration, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) adopted an aggressive approach to evaluating the legality of – and often striking down – employee handbook policies and rules, to the consternation of employers across the country.
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GDPR Food for Thought: Privacy Policies


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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Two Cheers for Deferred Taxation of Qualified Equity Grants


The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act added a new tax deferral to encourage private corporations to grant more equity awards. If you’re thinking about it, consider whether the juice is worth the squeeze.
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The BEA-120 Mandatory Survey of Intellectual Property and Professional Services: June 29th Deadline for U.S Entities That Sold, Purchased or Licensed IP or Professional Services Abroad During 2017


For a U.S. person or business that sold to, or bought from, a foreign business or person $500 or more in certain services or intellectual property (“IP”) during the U.S. entity’s fiscal year ending in 2017, June 29, 2018 is the general filing deadline for submitting to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (“BEA”), a mandatory economics survey (Form BE-120).
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Supreme Court Reduces Burden of Showing Jobs Are Exempt Under the FLSA


In Encino Motorcars LLC v. Navarro, 2018 WL 1568026 (Apr. 2, 2018) (“Encino Motorcars II”), the Supreme Court recently concluded that “service advisors” in a car dealership were not entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) because of a statutory exemption for certain “salesmen” in the auto industry.
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May 31 Is a Mandatory Filing Deadline For a Report to the U.S. Government No One Knows About. Welcome to Form BE-12.


For a U.S. business enterprise that has or recently had 10% foreign ownership, May 31, 2018 is an important filing date.
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Maryland Continues “Drift” Toward Daubert


Is Maryland drifting toward Daubert?
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MD DLLR Provides New Information on Healthy Working Families Act


The DLLR recently issued new guidance concerning the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act for employers.
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