The United States imported more than $385 billion worth of goods from Mexico in 2021.
On July 15, 2022, Mexico’s Federal Official Gazette published the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare’s (STPS) draft of NOM (Official Mexican Standard)-037 STPS, which, if adopted, would implement protective measures for teleworkers (remote workers) and their workspaces.
Less than a month has passed since the launch of the regulated iGaming market in Ontario, and the Ontario regulator has already handed down its first pair of penalties. On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced its first two monetary penalties to iGaming Operators – both stemming from alleged failures to comply with advertising and marketing Standard 2.05.
On April 28, 2022, the Federal Official Gazette published two decrees concerning labor and employment matters: The decree amending Section IX of Article 132 and Section V of Article 204 of the Federal Labor Law (FLL), which covers employer obligations. The decree adding a second paragraph to Article 512 of the FLL, which refers to labor risks.
In our report published on April 26, 2022, we discussed the New York Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) Circular Letter No. 5 in which it reminded the industry that acquiring less than 10% of an insurer’s voting securities does not necessarily mean that the acquirer (1) is not a “controller” and (2) does not have to submit a Form A application to the insurer’s home state or domestic regulator seeking approval for the change of control. This topic is one of several related matters that various committees, task forces and working groups of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) are studying and will continue to study over a multiyear period (the Project).
The Canadian Trademarks Office (TMO) has taken several steps to reduce the backlog of trademark applications awaiting examination that now exceeds 39 months for national applications.
In Chartwell Housing REIT v. Healthcare, Office and Professional Employees Union, Local 2220, 2022CanLII 6832 (ON LA) (Chartwell), Arbitrator Gail Misra considered a provision in a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that provided that those who did not provide proof of vaccination or medical exemption by a specified date could be placed on an unpaid leave of absence or have their employment terminated.
On February 22, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that it was enacting new sanctions against Russia, one day after Russian President Vladimir Putin sent Russian troops into Donetsk and Luhansk (two separatist regions in Eastern Ukraine) and Russia’s Parliament (“Russian State Duma”) formally recognized the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk.
The Canadian government has provided notice of a number of proposed changes to the Canadian Patent Rules. These particular changes will impact patent Applicants’ costs and may call for different prosecution tactics.
The regulations implementing the CCPA require that a business verify the identity of a consumer that submits a specific-information access request to a “reasonably high degree of certainty.”
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in November 2022 released a targeted exam letter pertaining to communications for crypto products and services.
It has been a long and heated debate as to whether NFTs and certain cryptocurrencies can be deemed as securities under applicable laws and precedents.
In a prior post, we wrote about the importance of reviewing the terms governing the sale of an NFT to determine what rights, if any, are included in the sale in order to commercially exploit the asset associated with the NFT, and the confusion that emerges in interpreting such terms through the lens of copyright law.
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