ILN Today Post
November 19, 2019
The 13th Anti-Corruption Compliance in China Summit 2019 (ACCN), hosted by Duxes, took place at the Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town in Beijing from November 13-14. ACCN 2019 attracted business leaders and legal experts from around the country to exchange ideas on the latest approaches, best practices and interpretation of staying on the correct side of the law when setting up a compliancy scheme or running a business in the country.
ACCN 2019 included speakers from the highest-profile compliancy analysts and academic institutions, including policymakers and representatives from the State Administration for Market Supervision, TRACE International, Ernst & Young, China University of Political Science and Law, Covington & Burling LLP, the Center for Business Ethics & Compliance and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
November 6, 2019
While the seemingly endless wave of website accessibility cases filed by serial plaintiffs shows no signs of abating (a situation not helped by the United States’ Supreme Court’s denial of Domino’s Petition for Certiorari last month), those who follow accessibility law and the businesses who have been deeply affected by the relentless barrage of serial plaintiffs’ claims, have been waiting for the inevitable “next big thing” that the plaintiff’s bar would pursue en masse under Title III of the ADA.
July 23, 2019
The recently proposed amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) should be a wake up call to those employers who are not already actively planning for the January 1, 2020 compliance deadline.
May 10, 2019
On April 30, 2019, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski announced that the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) had published an updated version of the Criminal Division’s 2017 guidance publication “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.” In making the announcement, Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski said the update was designed to “better harmonize the prior Fraud Section publication with other Department guidance and legal standards.” He noted that DOJ also sought “to provide additional transparency in how [it] will analyze a company’s compliance program.”
ILN Today Post
November 29, 2018
Phoenixing labour hire operator sentenced to jail in WA
A labour hire business operator who fraudulently obtained more than $890,000 through illegal phoenix activity (involving business debts, GST and PAYG obligations) has been jailed for five years and four months and ordered to repay the money.
May 10, 2018
So far, 2018 has brought an increasing number of labor and employment rules and regulations. To help you stay up to date, we are pleased to introduce the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Webinar Series.
April 17, 2018
The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) kicked off its 22nd Annual Compliance Institute on Monday, April 16, 2018. During the opening remarks, Inspector General Daniel Levinson, of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General Office (OIG), announced the rollout of a new public resource to assist companies in ensuring compliance with Federal health care laws. The Compliance Resource Portal on the OIG’s website features:
April 2, 2018
The first quarter of 2018 has already stirred up an array of legal matters that employers in the hospitality industry should be conscious of, both in their day-to-day operations and long-term planning. In February alone, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to curb lawsuits focused on the inaccessibility of brick-and-mortar business establishments and a federal appeals court ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a pilot program that will allow employers to avoid potential penalties for overtime and minimum wage violations. In addition, the #MeToo movement continues to be top of mind across all industries, and hospitality employers should be vigilant in their training and employee awareness efforts. Due diligence in change-of-ownership transactions should include labor relations issues, especially with unionized employees.
January 19, 2018
On January 3, 2018 the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published a final rule implementing new changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records, 42 C.F.R. part 2 (Part 2). The Part 2 privacy regulations govern the confidentiality of substance use disorder (SUD) patient records which are maintained in connection […]
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June 2, 2017
IGT Review into the ATO employer obligations compliance activities
On 24 May, an Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT) report was released into the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) employer obligations audits.
The IGT review was undertaken in response to concerns raised by stakeholders that the ATO’s approach relies heavily on reporting by employers and employees to identify non-compliance. This review was based on submissions from a wide range of stakeholders, including employers, workers, superannuation funds and tax practitioners as well as their respective representatives.