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- Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogPresident Biden Signs Executive Order to Promote Fair Competition and Further Regulate Data PrivacyPosted on July 23, 2021 by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPEarlier this month, President Biden signed the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. The stated goal of the Executive Order is to increase competition in the United States and resolve issues related to monopolistic behaviors, including with respect to privacy and data protection. Continue Reading
- Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsKeep Mental Health Parity Compliance Documentation at the Top of Your Compliance To-Do ListPosted on July 22, 2021 by Haynes and Boone Benefits GroupAs discussed in our prior blog posts, available here, here, and here, an employer must maintain documentation demonstrating that its group health plan is compliant with mental health and substance use disorder parity rules. The DOL has made compliance with these rules a high priority, and DOL enforcement efforts have begun. Employers should follow up […] The post Keep Mental Health Parity Compliance Documentation at the Top of Your Compliance To-Do List appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
- Blog: Taking Care of HR BusinessFuture of Non-Competes: Insights into Executive Order Promoting Competition in the American EconomyPosted on July 20, 2021 by Nicholas E. AnaniaPresident Biden’s June 9th Executive Order (EO) on Promoting Competition in the American Economy touches on a handful of potential measures and initiatives aimed at promoting competition throughout the U.S. workforce. Section 5(g) of the EO, which specifically relates to non-compete agreements, states: “To address agreements that may unduly limit workers’ ability to change jobs, [...]
- Blog: BuildSmartCICA Violated Where Sole-Source Award Duration Was Too LongPosted on July 15, 2021 by Aron C. Beezley and Patrick R. QuigleyThe U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), in Sierra Nevada Corporation v. United States, recently held that a contracting agency’s justification of a sole-source contract award ran afoul of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) because the duration of the sole-source contract was longer than reasonably necessary. The COFC’s decision in this case is noteworthy...Continue Reading
- Blog: Waller Law BlogExecutive order targets hospital consolidation, non-competesPosted on July 8, 2021 by Executive order aims to increase scrutiny on healthcare mergers, limit non-competes and support price transparency.
- Blog: The Business Law BlogAmendments to the Business Corporations Act Permit Virtual Meetings in
British ColumbiaPosted on June 1, 2021 by Stuart D. Breen, Michael Li, Chat Ortved, Jagdeep S. Shergill, Jacqueline
WilmottVirtual shareholder meetings have become ubiquitous for both public and private companies since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian securities regulators, stock exchanges and federal and provincial governments quickly responded to accommodate electronic meetings where it was otherwise not permitted. In British Columbia, Ministerial Order No. M116 was ...