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CEQ requests comment on how to update National Environmental Policy Act implementing regulations

Sidley Austin LLP

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) recently published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, seeking comment on how best to update its implementing regulations for the National Environmental Policy Act. Noting that it had substantively updated its National Environmental Policy Act regulations only once over the past 40 years, the CEQ requested comment on various questions.

ATSDR asserts that perfluoroalkyl compounds may endanger human health at low levels

Sidley Austin LLP

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry recently released a draft toxicological profile for perfluoroalkyl compounds which asserted that they may be harmful to human health at low levels. Due to their non-stick properties, perfluoroalkyl compounds have been used as non-stick coatings for cookware, as paper and cardboard surface coatings and in firefighting foam.

White House ups Section 301 ante, China responds

Arent Fox LLP

A US trade representative recently issued a statement advising that President Trump had directed him to consider raising the previously proposed 10...

Monthly TCPA Digest - August 2018

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

On July 19, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) sent FCC Chairman Ajit Pai a letter commending the FCC...

Catholic Employee Harassed For Having a Crucifix: EEOC Lawsuit

FisherBroyles LLP

Well, this is the first time I’ve seen a hostile work environment case based upon religious discrimination - that is, an employee allegedly harassed...

CEQ requests comment on how to update National Environmental Policy Act implementing regulations

Sidley Austin LLP

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) recently published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, seeking comment on how best to update its implementing regulations for the National Environmental Policy Act. Noting that it had substantively updated its National Environmental Policy Act regulations only once over the past 40 years, the CEQ requested comment on various questions.

Companies can now distribute dividends on a quarterly basis - but will they?

Schoenherr

Until recently, Romanian companies could distribute dividends to shareholders only on an annual basis and on approval of their annual financial statements at the end of each financial year. This paradigm has changed and companies can now opt to distribute their dividends annually or quarterly. Although these newly acquired corporate rights have been widely welcomed within the Romanian business markets, they may initially be treated with suspicion by Romanian entrepreneur.

ATSDR asserts that perfluoroalkyl compounds may endanger human health at low levels

Sidley Austin LLP

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry recently released a draft toxicological profile for perfluoroalkyl compounds which asserted that they may be harmful to human health at low levels. Due to their non-stick properties, perfluoroalkyl compounds have been used as non-stick coatings for cookware, as paper and cardboard surface coatings and in firefighting foam.

Relationship between new Anti-unfair Competition Law and Paris Convention: websites and domains

Wanhuida Peksung

Article 10bis of the Paris Convention, together with the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, forms the cornerstone of...

White House ups Section 301 ante, China responds

Arent Fox LLP

A US trade representative recently issued a statement advising that President Trump had directed him to consider raising the previously proposed 10...

Be ready for the new Airbnb short-term letting laws which will start in 2019 in NSW

Cordato Partners

Short-term letting hosts using Airbnb style booking platforms are now officially welcome to provide accommodation in Sydney and elsewhere in New South...

Uncertainty surrounding legal status of foreign employees

Makarim & Taira S

The employment of foreign citizens in Indonesia is subject to various restrictions, including with regard to employment terms. Foreign employees can...

New approach to beneficial owners of income

Gorodissky & Partners

The Federal Tax Service (FTS) recently issued a letter providing an extensive explanation of the tax authorities' application of the beneficial owner...

Federal Government publishes draft Bill to address challenges posed by encryption

King & Wood Mallesons

On 14 August 2018, the federal government, through the Department of Home Affairs, published an exposure draft of a Bill designed to help national...

В РФ создаются самостоятельные кассационные суды общей юрисдикции

CMS Russia

30 июля 2018 г. был oпубликован закон, согласно которому создаются самостоятельные кассационные суды общей юрисдикции по аналогии с арбитражной...


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