Compliance programs -- policies and procedures designed to prevent violations of laws, rules and regulations - have become a big deal...
Multi-national companies with subsidiaries or operations in France had until 7 June 2011 to make any required amendments to their whistleblower programs in France in order to comply with new data protection rules there.
The Bribery Act 2010 comes into force today, 1 July 2011.
On April 26, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed, on the basis of the filed rate doctrine and other grounds, a lower court’s decision to dismiss putative class claims asserted against Insurer Defendants for allegedly conspiring with the New Mexico Insurance Superintendent to establish an unreasonably high premium rate.
Employee handbooks can be vital communication tools for US employers, but are not necessarily as useful internationally.
From 1 April, small businesses (companies with fewer than 10 employees) and genuine start-up businesses are exempt from new domestic regulations for three years.
Since our last bulletin, there are a couple of developments employers should be aware of:As of 6 April 2011 employers can no longer issue new retirement notifications.
With the next round of legislative changes almost upon us, we thought it would be helpful to provide a timely reminder of the key changes likely to impact businesses this year.
Anecdotally, the Securities and Exchange Commission is receiving one or two "high value" whistleblower tips and complaints a day since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) statute was signed into law in July 2010.
On 8 December 2010, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) released an amended version of its Authorization No. AU-004 relating to the processing of personal data in the course of whistleblowing procedures.