The IP Beacon August 2015
The Intellectual Property Law Newsletter of Haynes and Boone, LLP
Pretty Pills, Please - The FDA's Focus on Generic Drug Appearance Creates Other Concerns
The FDA recently issued final guidance regarding the size, shape, and other physical characteristics of generic-manufactured tablet and capsule dosage forms. The guidance noted that differences in phy...
Seventh Circuit Gives New Life to Consumer Data Breach Class Action
The Seventh Circuit has revived a class action against Neiman Marcus for losses customers allegedly suffered as a result of a data breach involving payment card information. A federal district court h...
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Targeting Management Fee Waiver Arrangements
On July 22, 2015, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) providing that in certain circumstances a service provider...
Proposed FLSA Changes May Give Employers Greater Freedom in Structuring Employee Compensation
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has proposed significant changes to the overtime pay regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
What Do the July 13, 2015 Amendments to California’s Paid Sick Leave Law Really Mean Anyway?
On July 1, 2015 the California passed Assembly Bill No. 304, which clarifies and amends certain aspects of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.
SEC Issues Proposed Rules for “Pay-Versus-Performance”
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has issued Proposed Rules (the “Proposed Rules”) to implement Section 953(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a...
China: Highlights of the 2015 Food Safety Law
Moving faster than many expected, the National People’s Congress of China promulgated the amended Food Safety Law (“2015 Food Safety Law”) on April 24, 2015. The 2015 Food Safety Law will be effective...
Auto Finance Companies Now Subject to CFPB Supervisory Authority
On June 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a rule bringing non-bank automobile finance companies under its supervisory authority. Auto finance companies were already subject ...
Menu Labeling Compliance Deadline Delayed, But No Time to Wait
Since the FDA issued the final menu labeling rule last December, franchisors have been asking what their role and liability is within the framework created by the FDA. In spite of years of FDA conside...