As workplaces reopen after COVID-19, many employers in the United Kingdom are considering whether to implement policies requiring employees to be fully vaccinated before returning to the workplace.
On September 20, 2021, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in Pirani v. Slack Techs., Inc., finding that a shareholder who purchased shares through a direct listing had standing to sue under Section 11 and Section 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, even if he could not ascertain that the shares he had purchased in a direct listing were registered shares.
Corporate restructuring transactions are often motivated by tax planning, though there are usually other legitimate corporate needs to be achieved.
Corporates will be no stranger to the swathe of legislation and regulation that encompasses corporate governance.
On 7 September 2021, the UK’s data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), announced that it will call on the G7 data protection authorities during virtual meetings on 7 and 8 September to “work together to overhaul cookie consent pop-ups, so people’s privacy is more meaningfully protected and businesses can provide a better web browsing experience”.
With heightened anti-corruption enforcement by the Chinese government, the landscape of compliance in China is changing rapidly, especially for the already highly regulated life science industry.
On September 6, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the designation of COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health” under the NY HERO Act.
China’s top legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (“NPCSC”), passed the Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”) of the People’s Republic of China on August 20, 2021, and it will become effective on November 1, 2021.
On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a comprehensive national strategy to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced in a speech “a new plan to require more Americans to be vaccinated” against COVID-19.
The federal government’s complicated multi-pronged approach to implementing COVID-19 safeguards related to federal contractors has left many confused.
As we explained in our previous client alert, the NY HERO Act requires that all employers create an airborne infectious disease prevention plan and that they activate that plan once the Commissioner of Health designates a disease as highly contagious and a serious risk of harm to the public health.
Starting Sept. 29, 2021, health care providers across the United States affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may apply online for new funding.
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