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Department of Labor issues guidance on misclassification of employees as independent contractors, stating that “most workers are employees under the FLSA’s broad definitions”

USA - July 20 2015 In an Administrator's Interpretation issued today, Department of Labor Administrator Dr. David Weil stated that "misclassification of employees as

ICO bares enforcement teeth for privacy breaches

United Kingdom - July 17 2015 At the press conference for the launch of its Annual Report on 2 July, the UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham highlighted the changing

The impending Russian data localization law

Russia - July 21 2015 We are rapidly approaching the effective date for the so-called Russian “data localization law,” a development that prompted considerable backlash

Court sides with Armstrong in document dispute involving defendants’ prior counsel

USA - July 21 2015 On July 13, 2015, the District Court for the District of Columbia sided with cyclist Lance Armstrong and his former attorneys, Williams & Connolly

Court declares no HIPAA violation for relators who retained protected health information

USA - July 14 2015 A recent opinion examines the interplay between the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") and the False Claims Act ("FCA"

New Chinese National Security Law brings further focus to global cybersecurity

China - July 29 2015 On July 1, 2015, China’s top legislature adopted a new National Security Law (中华人民共和国国家安全法), highlighting cyber security and paving the way for a

D.C. Circuit curbs EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule: five things you need to know about EME Homer v. EPA

USA - July 29 2015 On July 28, 2015, the D.C. Circuit held that emissions limits imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 13 states under its Cross-State

CFDA requires immediate self-inspection of clinical trial data for pending drug registrations

China - July 28 2015 On July 22, 2015, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) issued a far-reaching Circular mandating applicants for a total of 1,622 pending drug

EU launches a public consultation on the export control policy review

European Union - July 28 2015 Earlier this month, the European Commission (Commission) launched a public consultation on ways to improve the EU's export controls rules. All

Anti-corruption quarterly - 2nd quarter 2015

USA - July 28 2015 Under the Dodd-Frank Act, whistleblowers who provide information that helps the SEC recover money for violations of federal securities lawsincluding