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Asking applicants about criminal historywhat you need to know

USA - August 20 2015 Do your job applications ask applicants about their criminal history? If so, you could be violating various state laws that prevent employers from

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and data exclusivity for biologics

Asia-Pacific, Australia, USA - August 19 2015 We understand that one of the three key outstanding issues in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is the period of data exclusivity which

AGM season is coming! Quick tips to make it easy

Australia - August 20 2015 The 2015 AGM Season is nearly here, so we have put together this practical guide to: key things an ASX listed entity should consider when preparing

Singapore employment newsletter - August 2015

Singapore - August 20 2015 On 5 August 2015, the Ministry of Manpower ("MOM") put out a press release stating that a night club boss was convicted of breaches of the EFMA for

AGMs - some areas of reform

Australia - August 20 2015 AGMs of shareholders were established (and an annual physical meeting of members was legislated): to provide shareholders with an opportunity to

Government improves Indonesian Mini Hydro tariff regime

Indonesia - August 27 2015 On 29 June 2015, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources ("MEMR") issued a new Feed-in-Tariff ("FIT") regulation for hydropower projects with a

Historic nuclear deal with Iran reached

Australia, Iran, USA - August 27 2015 On 14 July 2015, a historic deal was reached in respect of Iran's nuclear program, ending a 12 year stand off. The deal was made between Iran and the

New greenhouse gas reporting requirements in Mexico

Mexico - August 27 2015 You will recall that on October 28th 2014, the Mexican Government published in the Federal Official Gazette, the Regulations to the General Law on

The Supreme Court declares unconstitutional the ordinary appeal

Argentina - August 27 2015 Recently, in its August 20, 2015 decision in the “Anadón c Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones” case, the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional

Union financial information to be published annually on the internet

Canada - August 27 2015 On June 30, 2015, the Canadian federal government passed a law (“Bill C-377) requiring unions to publically disclose sensitive financial information