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Over the past few months, the (real) real estate market has been experiencing a steady decline, primarily due to higher mortgage interest rates and disproportionately high prices.
On 9 September 2022, the Foreign Direct Investment Office of the Ministry of Economy (the FDI Office) issued guidelines on foreign investment control.
On August 25, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules imposing new mandatory “pay for performance” disclosures for most public companies (foreign private issuers, emerging growth companies and registered investment companies are excluded).
The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (the Act), enacted in March 2022, introduced a Register of Overseas Entities.
Investment, private equity, and real estate fund managers should consider becoming familiar with the complex final regulations on the preferential tax treatment of “carried interest” under Section 1061 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) that are generally effective for taxable years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2022.
The SEC issued a proposed cybersecurity rule applicable to registered investment advisers and registered investment companies, but did not issue the rule to publicly traded companies. The rule requires notification to the Commission within 48 hours of discovering a significant cybersecurity incident. The rule also requires extensive policies and procedures, including a written information security plan and incident response plan, to address and respond to cybersecurity threats. Companies will be required to increase disclosures and recordkeeping around cybersecurity practices, risks, and incidents.
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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