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With the steady development of the renewable energy sector in Latin America, this GT Alert presents significant recent advances in several countries in the region.
In our discussion of regulatory challenges, we consider the continuing impact of “true lender” challenges on bank-nonbank partnerships, how regulators approach industry innovation, and whether regulators should face stronger challenges from industry (including what the SCOTUS EPA decision could mean for such challenges).
By now, you’ve heard of NFTs, crypto, and/or blockchain. You've heard of celebrities, athletes, and large companies getting involved.
The FHFA announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will require mortgage servicers to maintain certain fair lending data elements, including the borrower’s age, race, ethnicity, gender, and preferred language.
The New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) made clear last week that crypto companies can be held accountable for allegedly failing to comply with anti-money laundering (“AML”) / Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) regulations.
In every aspect of our lives, including payment for products and services, consumers increasingly expect a convenient, hassle-free experience.
Significant federal regulation may be coming soon for cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Amendment Focuses on Professional “Gatekeepers” – Lawyers, Accountants, Payment Processors, and Those Providing Corporate Formation and Trust Services
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued an Industry Letter providing guidance on overdraft and non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees to depository institutions that it supervises.
On July 8, with limited fanfare, the Department of Treasury issued a request for public comment regarding the March 9, 2022 Executive Order entitled “Ensuring Responsible Innovation in Digital Assets” (the “Order”). The request for comment poses five core questions, each with multiple subparts, on a spectrum of topics of great complexity. Nonetheless, the request for comment sets a deadline of only 30 days – August 8, 2022 – for responses.
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, available, and qualified to fill a position.
On May 18, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a case that presented the Court with an opportunity to bring clarity to the often highly subjective standards lower courts apply when deciding the issue of fair use of visual works of art under copyright law.
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
A new Washington law regulating employers’ use of production quotas or production standards for employees working at warehouse distribution centers (House Bill 1762) will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), Congress passed new exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) allowing certain healthcare entities to provide mental health or behavioral health improvement and/or maintenance programs to physicians and other clinicians.
On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth).
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