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The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced initial wage and apprenticeship guidance under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) that applies to taxpayers in order to increase available credit amounts for federal tax incentives, including the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and Production Tax Credit (PTC).
Building on the Department of the Interior’s August 2022 announcement addressing the ongoing “megadrought” crisis in the Western United States, and October 2022 announcement that provided new “drought resilience” and mitigation funding opportunities, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) on Oct. 28, 2022, published a notice of intent (Notice) to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) under NEPA regarding management of the Colorado River system.
In response to Russia’s further aggression against Ukraine and its illegal annexation of the Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia regions (the Occupied Regions), the European Union (EU) has adopted a new sanctions package against Russia, which has now been published here in the Official Journal of the EU.
This GT Alert highlights significant recent advancements within the energy sector in several countries throughout Latin America.
The Department of Commerce (DOC) has issued the final rule implementing the two-year moratorium on anti-dumping or countervailing duties (AD/CVD) for solar panels and cells from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam in accordance with the June 6, 2022, Presidential Proclamation (Declaration of Emergency and Authorization for Temporary Extensions of Time and Duty-Free Importation of Solar Cells and Modules from Southeast Asia; See GT Alert, Biden Uses Emergency Powers to Pause New Solar Import Tariffs—Frequently Asked Questions), which provided for the two year moratorium on those tariffs.
In light of the “worsening drought crises” and “critically low reservoir conditions” in the Western United States, on Aug. 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Interior (“Interior”) announced a number of “urgent actions to improve and protect the long-term sustainability of the Colorado River System.”
The Department of Commerce announced Aug. 23 it is delaying the issuance of the preliminary determination in the Auxin circumvention investigation until Nov. 28, 2022.
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 September 2021, congressional Democrats introduced the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) in the House of Representatives with ambitious goals related to climate change and social policy. All 50 Senate Democrats needed to back the BBBA for it to pass Congress and then go to the president.
This GT Alert highlights news and updates on renewable energy in Latin America.
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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