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The European Parliament (EP) has enacted significant change to the proposed Directive on revisions to the EU Emission Trading System (ETS) and the proposed Regulation for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that will have significant global trade implications.
In an unprecedented move, US President Joe Biden has decided to do the following: Temporarily pause the imposition of any duties or estimated duties that might result from the US Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) pending inquiry into whether crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules (CSPVs) from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand or Vietnam (the target countries) are circumventing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on CSPVs from China; and Take action to increase the capability to produce CSPVs and components of CSPVs in the United States, as well as increase demand for such products.
On March 25, 2022, pursuant to allegations made by Auxin Solar Inc., the US Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a circumvention inquiry into whether imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells (CSPVs) from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand or Vietnam (collectively, the Target Countries) are circumventing antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders (Orders) on CSPVs from China that could profoundly affect the companies that import or rely on imported CSPVs in the United States.
On Jan. 11, EPA proposed more stringent National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) that apply to both major and area source primary copper smelters.
On March 15, 2021, acting Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Allison Herren Lee formally sought comments on climate change-related disclosures in annual 10K and quarterly 10K public company filings.
On Feb. 11, EPA proposed updates to both the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) that apply to Lead Acid Battery (LAB) Manufacturing Area Sources (Subpart PPPPPP) and the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for LAB Manufacturing Plants (Subpart KK).
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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