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Bill to cleanup California sick pay law wins unanimous approval in Assembly, heads to Senate

USA - June 25 2015 Some good news for employers may be coming out of the California Legislature. AB 304, the bill intended to clean up a few of the more confusing parts

The final stretch: trilogue commences final negotiations on EU Data Protection Regulation

European Union - June 26 2015 Following the adoption of the EU Data Protection Regulation by the Council of Ministers last week, today saw the first meeting of the European

Fourth Circuit ruling provides guidance regarding reasonable accommodations for blind workers

USA - June 24 2015 Technology is becoming more and more ubiquitous in many workplaces. This can be a double-edged sword for employees with disabilities, including those

The wait is overDOL’s proposed rule sets forth the new FLSA overtime regulations

USA - July 30 2015 Following President Obama's announcement yesterday, and in keeping with his March 13, 2014 call to "modernize" and "streamline" overtime regulations

Final negotiations set to begin on EU data privacy law

European Union - June 24 2015 More than three years after the initial proposal for the EU Data Protection Regulation was published by the European Commission, it has been agreed

The wait is overDOL’s proposed rule sets forth the new FLSA overtime regulations

USA - July 30 2015 Following President Obama's announcement yesterday, and in keeping with his March 13, 2014 call to "modernize" and "streamline" overtime regulations

New FTZs launched in China

China - July 3 2015 On April 21, three new Pilot Free Trade Zones of China (FTZs) were officially established in Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian, following the lead of the

District court holds that qui tam relator is entitled to ‘self-help’ discovery: relator can retain company documents even after termination

USA - July 3 2015 Last week, a federal district court addressed a question that often arises in False Claims Act litigation: Can a qui tam relator who files suit

Connecticut amends breach notification law regarding timing and credit monitoring; imposes new data security requirements on health insurers and state contractors

USA - July 2 2015 New legislation out of Hartford means that Connecticut joins Massachusetts in imposing strict state requirements for data protection. S.B. 949

US-Brazil cyber thaw?

Brazil, USA - July 1 2015 Following meetings between President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff this week, the leaders issued a joint Communiqué addressing a