Author Archives: Lindsay Griffiths

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May 2022 Health Plan Considerations in the Wake of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

In the wake of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, employers have been pondering the group health plan implications if Roe v. Wade is overturned, which would remove the federal protection of abortion rights and enable each state to set its own legal requirements regarding abortions. Without Roe, an estimated 26 states either already have laws on their books banning or severely restricting access to abortions, or are likely to pass such laws. This means that group health plan coverage of abortions may be available to participants in certain states and not others. The below provides an overview of group health plan considerations that plan sponsors and administrators should review with counsel if the Supreme Court’s final decision, expected by the end of June, tracks the leaked draft. Read more…

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Lessons in Leadership: Supporting Real Humans

Many of you who read this blog will know that last week, there was a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade that indicated that the Court plans to overturn it.

I have a lot of feelings about this leaked draft, as a woman, as an American, as more information continues to come out from states around my country. Those feelings have often made it difficult to concentrate and focus on the things I would like to, to be as driven as I normally would be as my very rights are in question.

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Connecticut Becomes Fifth State To Pass Comprehensive State Privacy Law

The seemingly relentless passage of state privacy legislation continues as Connecticut enacts its own comprehensive consumer privacy regulation. On May 10, 2022, Governor Ned Lamont signed into law An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (CTDPA). The new law will go into effect on July 1, 2023, the same date as the effective date of the new Colorado privacy law. Read more…

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Trade Alert: Commerce Expands Export Controls on Shipments of EAR99 Items to or within Russia

On May 9, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced a new final rule, to be published on May 11, 2022, expanding export controls against Russia under the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). The final rule imposes a license requirement under 15 C.F.R § 746.5(a)(1)(ii) for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to or within Russia for additional items subject to the EAR identified under specific Harmonized Tariff Schedule (“HTS”) descriptions. The final rule adds 205 HTS codes at the 6-digit level (and descriptions) and 478 corresponding 10-digit Schedule B numbers (and descriptions) to the chart in Supplement No. 4 to Part 746.

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SPACE LAW IN PORTUGAL

“Space Exploration” – expression that still projects our mind to fiction films or pioneer agencies questing the cosmos.

This scenario has however been changing in the last years, fueled by massive dependency on information circulation and the huge investments in faster, more powerful, and universally accessible communication.

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Trade Alert: Treasury Specifies “Services” Prohibited for Export to Russia under Executive Order 14071

On May 8, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued a determination pursuant to Executive Order (“EO”) 14071. The determination specifies that the provision of the following activities to any person in Russia are prohibited: accounting services, trust and corporate formation services, and management consulting services. The prohibition takes effect on June 7, 2022 and does not apply to services provided to entities located in Russia owned or controlled by U.S. persons, or any services in connection with the wind down or divestiture of any entity in Russia not owned or controlled by a Russian person. The determination expands EO 14024 to prohibit such services. Read more…

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What Was the Impact of Section 232 and Section 301 Duties on Your Company?

If your company has been negatively impacted by the Section 232 and Section 301 duties, you may now have another opportunity to voice your concerns in Washington. On May 5, 2022, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) published information regarding a fact-finding investigation into the economic impact of the Section 232 and 301 duties on U.S. industries.

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Llinks Bulletin: The latest changes in the Italian foreign investment control: from Golden Share to Golden Power.

As the third-largest national economy in the Eurozone, Italy has had a long history of public control of industries strategic for its economy. In its time, the public sector has been one of the most influential shareholders of companies of national interest.  Read more…

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U.S. Trade Representative Initiates Four-Year Review of Section 301 Tariffs

On May 3, 2022, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced a statutory two-phase review of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese-origin goods. USTR also published a Federal Register Notice draft describing the process for filing requests for extension of the tariffs.

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START THE NEW TAX YEAR WITH BETTER DEBT RECOVERY PROCESSES

The new tax year began on 6th April 2022, and while you may not have made any ‘new year, new you’ promises, perhaps it could be time to sort out your business finances. It can be easy to let things slip – a late invoice, a missed payment and even an unpaying customer or client. However, when all of these add up, it can have a catastrophic effect on your cash flow and the longevity of your business. We look at simple steps you can take to improve your debt recovery processes. Read more…

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