UPDATE: U.S. Prudential Regulators and EU (EMIR) Relief Guidance Issued on March 1st Variation Margin Deadline
Earlier this week we issued an alert advising of No-Action Letter 17-11 issued on February 13, 2017 by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”), providing limited relief from the Marc...
The OSHA Compliance Data Challenge – The Next Steps to Meet the Requirement of the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule
July 1, 2017 is swiftly approaching and companies need to electronically upload information related to injuries and illnesses on OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA) website. The ITA website is...
February 20, 2017
CFTC Variation Margin Rule No Action Relief
On February 13, 2017, the Staff of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued time-limited no-action relief (Letter No. 17-11) for swap dealers subject to the CF...
Pursuing Political Risk Insurance Coverage In 2017
If 2016 is memorable as a year of immense political upheaval, 2017 may offer more of the same. Already, in the first months of 2017, significant domestic political events have transpired, with the ...
Health Law Vitals - A Healthcare Newsletter from Haynes and Boone, February 2017
In November 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final guidance on medical device reporting for manufacturers ("Final MDR Guidance"). The Final MDR Guidance addresses: (1) manufacturer...
Updates and Highlights in the Mexican Energy Sector, December 2016-January 2017
As part of the implementation of the Mexican energy reform of 2013, several new regulations and administrative guidelines affecting the hydrocarbons and power industries were issued during December 20...
Throwing the First Tomato – What Will 2017’s Food Fights Look Like?
Just weeks into the new administration, perhaps the only certain thing is that there will be uncertainty as the administration makes its mark and works to fulfill campaign promises.
2016 California Labor and Employment Update
SB 3 will increase the state minimum wage to $15.00 per hour over the next six years. The bill sets two minimum wage rate hikes, depending on whether an employer has 26 or more, or 25 or fewer, employ...
Top Five SEC Disclosure Issues for E&P Companies’ 2016 Annual Reports; Get Your DUCs in Order
Comment letters issued in 2016 by the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reporting E&P companies relating to their 2015 annual reports cont...
New Year’s Resolution – State Tax Compliance
As small and medium-sized businesses grow and expand, it is common for them to do business outside their home state; sometimes through the internet and other times by having “boots on the ground.”