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The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released a Discussion Paper (DP23/2: Updating and improving the UK regime for asset management) in February 2023 which recognises that, as a consequence of Brexit, it is time to consider what the shape of the UK's asset management regulatory regime will take in the future.
The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) is proposing new regulations to protect consumers from potential disparate treatment that may occur due to the use of life-insurance algorithms.
On February 18, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the timeline for publishing the Medicare Secondary Payer and Certain Civil Monetary Penalties final rule by one additional year, stating that it experienced “delays related to the need for additional, time-consuming data analysis.”
In this second article in the series, the authors continue their discussion on what employers must do to adapt and keep up with developments in compliance requirements.
On March 14, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) which, if finalized, would set enforceable limits, known as Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs), for six Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).
On March 8, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the Supervisory Highlights Junk Fees Special Edition (Report) detailing unlawful fees the agency found in deposit accounts and in multiple loan servicing markets during CFPB examinations completed between July 1, 2022, and Feb. 1, 2023.
On Feb. 23, 2023, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, the Agencies) issued a joint statement (Joint Statement) that highlights liquidity risks crypto-asset-related (CAR) funding sources pose to banking organizations and provides some effective practices to manage such risks.
On February 28, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that would change how Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments are calculated with respect to the counting of days associated with Section 1115 demonstrations in the Medicaid fraction of the DSH calculation.
With litigation heating up in the NFT space, industry stakeholders are seeking to define whether digital assets such as utility tokens and certain tokens relating to decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), are securities, and therefore subject to federal securities laws.
On February 9, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued initial program guidance related to the implementation of the Prescription Drug Inflation Rebate Program.
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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