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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.

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.

Banks and Mortgage Servicers: Claims Following Tax Deed Sales Must Now be Filed Early

Adams and Reese LLP

While banks and other mortgage holders have recently been obtaining windfalls on dormant mortgages, recent changes to Florida Statute Section 197.582...

Unpaid domestic and family violence leave now in modern awards

Cooper Grace Ward

On 27 July 2018, the Fair Work Commission (Commission) issued a series of determinations inserting a clause providing for five days of unpaid domestic...

Wine Down: Does your business need an alcohol beverage license to serve free drinks in Florida?

GrayRobinson PA

Who doesn't enjoy a sipping a glass of wine during a relaxing pedicure--especially if that glass of wine is free? While there is no such thing as a...

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...

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.

Banks and Mortgage Servicers: Claims Following Tax Deed Sales Must Now be Filed Early

Adams and Reese LLP

While banks and other mortgage holders have recently been obtaining windfalls on dormant mortgages, recent changes to Florida Statute Section 197.582...

Bulgarian National Bank adopts new regulations for bank internal exposures

CMS

In late July 2018, the Bulgarian National Bank ("BNB") adopted an ordinance on the internal exposures of credit institutions ("Ordinance"), providing...

What You Need to Know about the New Construction Act

Torkin Manes LLP

The first wave of changes to the Construction Lien Act now called the Construction Act have now come into effect. Here is what you need to know to...

FWC Full Bench finds that casual work not included in redundancy calculations - distinguishes 2016 FWC Full Bench decision

Cooper Grace Ward

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has determined that periods of ‘contiguous’ casual service are not to be counted as ‘continuous...

Unpaid domestic and family violence leave now in modern awards

Cooper Grace Ward

On 27 July 2018, the Fair Work Commission (Commission) issued a series of determinations inserting a clause providing for five days of unpaid domestic...

Rare win for employer in indemnity costs case

Cooper Grace Ward

In a rare win for employers, the Fair Work Commission has recently taken the unusual step of ordering indemnity costs against a manager accused of HR...


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