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Interpretation of the CEA and CFTC Regulations Regarding the Characterization of Variation Margin Payments and All Other Cash Flows for Cleared Swaps
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2017

Efforts to repeal the Department of Labor’s (“DOL’s”) fiduciary rule are already well underway. On October 12th, the House Financial Services


Will Congress Act to Stave Off the Broadening Definition of Joint Employment?
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2017

Congressional efforts to potentially undo the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Browning-Ferris decision took a step forward on Oct. 4. The


SEC’s ALJ Dismisses Fraud Charges In High-Profile Lynn Tilton Case
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2017

On September 27, 2017, an administrative law judge ("ALJ") for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") dismissed the SEC's


New Case Shows That “Uber-ization” of Workforce Could Lead to Misclassification Challenges
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 31 2017

Earlier this week, I wrote an article about a recent NLRB decision where the Board found a group of workers who provide video content services for the


The Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule - Three Issues for Retirement Plan Sponsors
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • August 30 2017

The DOL’s fiduciary rule re-defines when a party is acting as a “fiduciary” under ERISA as a result of providing investment advice to a retirement


Blockchain Meets Healthcare: Understanding the Business Model and Implementing Initiatives
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2017

The way we think of healthcare IT (HIT) is undergoing a radical shift. HIT resources currently revolve around central hubs and intermediaries for


“Gig” economy business model is on the rise
  • Wright Hassall LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 24 2017

Employment status was a particularly hot topic in 2016, and the so-called “gig” economy business model is on the rise. The highly publicised case


Government of Ontario Issues Financial Services Report Following Red Tape Challenge: Implications for Fintechs
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2017

On August 9, 2017, the Government of Ontario released its report on financial services following the Red Tape Challenge. This report contains a number


DOL Fiduciary Rule becomes effective, additional comments requested
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2017

The DOL also stated it intended to issue a Request for Information regarding various aspects of its Fiduciary Rule and its desire that the DOL and


Fate of the Despised A Concise Chronicle
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2017

A troll is an ugly mythological creature that lives under a bridge, waiting to extort a hefty fee from whomever crosses the bridge. This vivid