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  • Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulations and Executive Orders Are Rescinded
    On March 27, 2017, President Trump took two coordinated actions to permanently eliminate the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (“FPSW”) regulations promulgated last summer and the underlying Executive Orders. First, the President signed H.J.Res. 37 into law. H.J.Res 37 is a joint resolution of Congress disapproving the FPSW regulations and ... read more
    Posted to Government Contracts and LitigationPublished on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017By Michael J. Schrier
  • The Department of Justice Speaks on the Adequacy of Corporate Compliance Programs
    By Christopher T. Grohman In mid-February, the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section issued a publication entitled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” (“Compliance Memorandum”) which highlighted important topics and reoccurring problems in the compliance arena.   This is the first such guidance that this Section has published on this topic since President ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris White Collar Criminal LawPublished on Friday, March 24th, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • Talc Litigation and Insurance Implications
    Is talc the elusive “next big thing” long sought by the plaintiffs’ bar? Recent verdicts against cosmetic talc defendants, including Johnson & Johnson (“J & J”), suggest that talc litigation, at a minimum, is a material threat to talc defendants and the insurance industry. In 2016, J & J and ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Insurance LawPublished on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017By Dominica C. Anderson
  • Internet Freedom and Security Statistics Across Countries
    All countries are not the same when it comes to online freedom and security issues. This is borne out by recent statistics published by Richard Patterson of Comparitech. When it comes to the amount of freedom offered by countries on the internet, a scale of 1 to 100 is implemented, ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Careful: That Flow-Down Clause is Loaded (or, “How Incorporation by Reference” Can Leave Marks in Unintended Places)
    We all do it. We all use multipart agreements, or structure transactions where multiple parties are agreeing to the same set of terms and conditions, or seek to bind remote parties to a unified set of obligations, because it makes sense to do that from any number of perspectives. In ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Construction LawPublished on Monday, March 20th, 2017By Michael B. Donahue
  • VIETNAM – LABOR LAW ALERT – UNPRECEDENTED – IMPRISONMENT JAIL FOR LABOR LAW VIOLATION  – NEW PENAL CODE SANCTIONS! WHAT YOU MUST KNOW:
      At the time of this article, the Law on Amendment and Supplementation is presumably in the technical correction phase at the National Assembly and the final official version will take some weeks or even months to be passed. But based on the latest draft submitted for the National Assembly’s ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, March 16th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • Fascinating Facts About Tremendous Internet Growth
    The internet is a relatively new phenomenon. But the following fascinating facts, provided by Inc.com, demonstrate that the internet has gained rapid and ubiquitous traction. For example, while it took 75 years until telephones were used by 50 million users, Pokemon Go was adopted by 50 million users in only ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Supreme Court’s Materiality Standard in United Health Services, Inc. v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar May Limit Criminal Liability in Healthcare Fraud Prosecutions
    By Amanda L. Bassen and Michael E. Clark In healthcare fraud prosecutions under the Anti-Kickback Statute (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(b)), the knowing or willful solicitation or receipt, either directly or indirectly, of any remuneration (including kickbacks, bribes or rebates) in exchange for the referral of patients for items or services ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris White Collar Criminal LawPublished on Friday, March 10th, 2017By Michael E. Clark
  • Massachusetts Pay Equity Law: Don’t Ask, Don’t Ask… (or, This Is Not Your Father’s Job Interview)
    On August 1, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed “An Act to Establish Pay Equity in the Commonwealth,” a bipartisan bill which outlaws gender-based wage discrimination. Beyond the obvious, this law (which takes effect July 1, 2018) has significant ramifications for employers in Massachusetts, including those in the construction industry.  ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Construction LawPublished on Friday, March 10th, 2017By Michael B. Donahue
  • Rechtsanwalt in Vietnam Oliver Massmann ÖFFENTLICH-PRIVATE PARTNERSCHAFTEN
    ÜBERBLICK Moderne und effiziente Infrastruktur ist entscheidende Voraussetzung für ein beständiges Wirtschaftswachstum und senkt die Kosten für alle Investoren, die in Vietnam Geschäften nachgehen wollen. Ein rasantes Wirtschaftswachstum und eine zunehmende Urbanisierung lassen das Bedürfnis nach Straßen, Häfen, einer verlässlichen Elektrizitäts-, Müll- und Abwasserentsorgung, Krankenhäusern und sonstigen öffentliche Versorgungseinrichtungen, wie ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, March 9th, 2017By Oliver Massmann