The National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC) has acknowledged that the October 2013 government shutdown and the significant increase in wage survey-based prevailing wage requests from H-2B employers has delayed processing of Prevailing Wage Determination requests.
The Mexican Senate has introduced a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would open the country’s oil market to foreign and private investors.
In a recent decision of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”), Hicks v. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, the Tribunal found that “family status” protection under the Canadian Human Rights Act (the “Act”) can extend to eldercare responsibilities for “in-laws.”
Toronto Stock Exchange Proposes to Loosen Shareholder Approval Requirements for New Security-Based Compensation Arrangements in M&a Transactions
On November 28, 2013, the Toronto Stock Exchange published proposed amendments to the TSX Company Manual that would permit a listed issuer to adopt new security-based compensation arrangements for employees of a target company in the context of an M&A transaction without the need to obtain shareholder approval provided that certain conditions are met.
A recent survey from the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has highlighted that the majority of FTSE 350 firms are not regularly taking cyber risks into account in their decision making.
The European Commission has published proposals to reform trade secrets law across Europe, in an effort to make it easier for national courts to deal with employees and former employees unlawfully taking, using and profiting from confidential business information.
On October 22, 2013, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) held a press conference in Beijing to announce 8 leading intellectual property (IP) court decisions.
The following email from one of our China lawyers to a client [revised slightly to knock out any identifiers] was cc’ed to me the other.
Canadian Securities Administration Propose Narrowing Scope of EMD Activities Along with Other Changes to the Registration Regime
The Canadian Securities Administrators last week proposed a broad range of amendments to the registrant regulatory framework ranging from those intended to codify exemptive relief and create internal consistencies to substantive amendments that would narrow the scope of activities that are conducted by certain registrants.
The Supreme Court of Canada rendered judgment in one case likely to be of interest to Canadian business and professions.