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FCC adopts rule making to chart a path to the licensing of new LPFM stations
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2011

At today's FCC open meeting, the Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rule Making ("NPRM") to begin the process of implementing the Local Community Radio Act of 2010, passed by Congress last year, and to chart a path to the licensing of new LPFM stations.

Areas of scrutiny by ASIC for 2011
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 21 2011

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released details on the areas of compliance they will be targeting in 2011.

Health care reform: looking ahead to 2014-employer mandate part II (vouchers)
  • Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2011

In earlier posts, we looked ahead to 2014 to consider who will pay for coverage, focusing first on the individual mandate, the government subsidies and the employer mandate.

SEC adopts final rules on shareholder advisory votes for say on pay and golden parachutes mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") has adopted final rules implementing the provisions of the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act") relating to non-binding shareholder advisory votes on the compensation of a company's named executive officers ("NEOs") disclosed in a company's annual proxy statement and so-called "golden parachute" severance packages disclosed in a proxy or information statement in connection with a business combination transaction.

Grandfathered health plan regulations released
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 15 2010

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act ("Act").

A new strategy for the single market
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • European Union
  • May 18 2010

The European Commission has published a report entitled A new strategy for the single market.

State of the securities union
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 20 2009

While Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff shadow boxed over the summer of 2009, an arguably more interesting story to watch was the series of developments taking place in national securities regulation.

SEC imposes tighter rules governing securities trades by its employees
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2009

The SEC announced that it has taken steps to strengthen existing rules governing trading of securities by its personnel.

CBOE proposes to reduce order handling and exposure periods to one second
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • February 29 2008

The Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE) has proposed to reduce the order handling and exposure periods contained in its rules from three seconds to one second.

WSIB Fair Practices Commission - improving service one complaint at a time
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • December 17 2007

The Fair Practices Commission ("the Commission") is an arms-length office to Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board ("WSIB"), with a mandate of reviewing complaints from workers, employers and providers to "facilitate fair, equitable and timely resolutions in individual complaints and to identify and recommend system-wide improvements to WSIB services.