Authored by our members, this blog features updates about legal and business trends, the impact of changes in law and other topics of interest affecting multi-jurisdictional businesses.
Only two years ago, in the case of In re Tam, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the federal law (the Lanham Act) that prohibited registration of “disparaging” marks violated the First Amendment’s Free Speech Clause.
On May 30, 2019, JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay US$5 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by male employees who requested paternity leave under company policy and were granted less leave than their female counterparts.
On April 19, 2019, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rejected a trade association’s constitutional challenge to the North Carolina rules that prevent corporations from providing legal advice.
On 28 May 2019, the World Health Organization announced a resolution encouraging Member States to “enhance public sharing of information on actual prices paid by governments and other buyers for health products, and greater transparency on pharmaceutical patents, clinical trial results and other determinants of pricing along the value chain from laboratory to patient.” The resolution also urged Member States to “work collaboratively to improve the reporting of information by suppliers on registered health products, such as reports on sales revenues, prices, units sold, marketing costs, and subsidies and incentives.”
The Italian Ministry of Health reported the adoption of this resolution with triumphant tones, since the resolution was proposed by Italy and co-sponsored by Algeria, Andorra, Botswana, Brazil, Egypt, Eswatini, Greece, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malesia, Malta, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Uruguay.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers with at least 50 full-time employees to provide certain health plan coverage to their full-time employees, or face penalties.
Bill amendments to Mexico’s Federal Labor Law (the Law) were filed on 22 December 2018 at the Chamber of Representatives and approved on 29 April 2019.
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) have joined forces and recently issued a consultation document providing guidance for credit institutions, payment institutions and electronic money institutions opening accounts for FinTechs.
Hong Kong, like much of Southeast Asia, has made slow progress in supporting LGBTQ+ rights when compared with jurisdictions in the Western world.
Hong Kong and China have taken a major step forward in legal collaboration, with a reciprocal deal to recognise and enforce judgments in certain types of cases.
On February 18, 2019, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (the Commission) published guidance on race-based hairstyle discrimination under the local New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), with a focus on hairstyles associated with African-Americans.