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International guide to contaminated land 2015

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam - October 21 2015 There is no Commonwealth law that deals directly with contaminated sites, although there are a number of policy documents and guidelines that have

Fixed Term Employment Contracts - Important Lessons from the Ontario Court of Appeal

Canada - April 19 2016 In the recent decision in Howard v. Benson Group Inc., 2016 ONCA 256, the Ontario Court of Appeal provides straightforward but important lessons for

USA: Fourth Circuit Rejects Arbitration Clause Waiving Federal Statutory Rights

USA - April 18 2016 In Hayes v. Delbert Servs. Corp., No. 15-1170 (4th Cir. Feb. 2, 2016), the Fourth Circuit refused to enforce an arbitration agreement that forbid

EMEA Healthcare Industry Group Newsletter - April 2016

Belgium, European Union, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom - April 12 2016 Drug companies operating in Russia and other Eurasian Economic Union ("EAEU") countries are being advised to prepare for the new obligations and

Proposed U.S. Rules Relating to Highly Skilled Nonimmigrants

USA - March 1 2016 On December 31, 2015, USCIS published proposed regulations for comment regarding the retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program

Myth 4: cloud computing causes additional issues under privacy law because data is transmitted internationally

Global - April 29 2016 Fact is for most companies that they are already transmitting data internationally, because they use the Internet (for example, to email spreadsheets

China Employment Law Update - April 2016

China - April 29 2016 On February 29, 2016, the head of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (“MOHRSS”), Mr. Weimin Yin, addressed some publicly expressed

Singapore Healthcare Newsletter April 2016

Singapore - April 28 2016 The United States' National National Institutes of Health ("NIH") and US Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") have published a draft protocol

Australian government launches new cyber security strategy

Australia - April 28 2016 On 21 April 2016, the Australian Federal Government launched a new $230 million Cyber Security Strategy (the Strategy) aimed at combatting the

New Rules Offer Greater Protection and Incentives to Whistleblowers in China

China - April 27 2016 On 30 March 2016, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (“SPP”), Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Finance released Several Provisions on