FEDERAL ISSUESTSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/NTP/TRIEPA Extends Comment Period On Chlorinated Paraffins Risk Assessments: On February 22, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended the comment period on the draft risk assessments it has prepared for certain medium and long chain chlorinated paraffins. 81 Fed. Reg. 8712. This is an important opportunity to comment on the risk assessments prepared by EPA following the submission of Premanufacture Notifications (PMN) on certain chlorinated paraffins long manufactured and used by many industrial sectors that EPA deemed "new" chemicals and thus the subject of several new chemical notifications required to be submitted under the terms of a Consent Agreement. EPA reluctantly made available the risk assessments supporting its determination that the chemicals pose risks. Comments are now due on March 23, 2016.Agencies Convene Second Meeting On Modernizing Regulatory System For Biotechnology Products: On March 2, 2016, EPA and other federal … [Read more...] about Federal Issues, Nanotechnology, FDA, Renewable Products: Clients and Friends Memorandum
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Currently before the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is Banner Health System v. National Labor Relations Board, in which Banner Health appeals a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) ruling that the routine practice of requiring workplace investiga-tions to be kept confidential violates Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. § 157 (the “NLRA”). As any human resources professional can attest, it can be disruptive and costly to undertake an internal investigation under the best circumstances; if Banner Health is upheld, the challenges of undertaking proper investigations will continue to multiply.Why Should a Broker-Dealer or Employer Care?It is not uncommon for employers to mistakenly believe that the NLRA applies only to unionized employers and their employees. The NLRA applies to all organizations, however, especially in light of the NLRB’s recent moves to promote labor rights beyond just … [Read more...] about Wall Street Confidential: Does Your Workplace Policy Put You at Risk With the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)?
Note: This month’s CLE, “Family Law Goes Global,” is Wednesday, July 21.Christopher Savoie got the kind of telephone call that terrifies a parent on Aug. 12, 2008. The school where his two young children attended classes wanted him to know that they had not shown up that day.But Savoie’s first thought was not that Isaac and Rebecca had been victimized by some stranger. Instead, he rushed over to his ex-wife’s home not far from his in the Nashville, Tenn., suburbs. “The first thing that came to mind was murder-suicide,” he says. “It was a horrible thing to imagine. I’d had no contact with her in two days, and that wasn’t normal.”Savoie found his ex-wife’s house empty and the blinds drawn. That’s when another explanation for the children’s disappearance began to worry him.For months, Savoie had been telling people—including the judges overseeing the couple’s divorce—that he feared his … [Read more...] about When Global Families Fail
Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi (born 24 February 1959) is an eminent jurist, parliamentarian, visible media personality, well known columnist, author and commentator. He is the son of Dr. Laxmi Mall Singhvi, a renowned lawyer and India’s former High Commissioner to the UK and Kamla Singhvi. He is a Member of Parliament; the senior most National Spokesperson of the Congress Party; the youngest designated Senior Advocate, Supreme Court (at age 34); a former and youngest Additional Solicitor General of India (ASG) (at 37) and former elected Vice President, Supreme Court Bar Association. He is former Chairman of the AICC All India Law and Human Rights Department and former Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Law, Justice, Personnel & Grievances. He was formerly Vice Chairman of Congress’ Media Department.He obtained B.A.(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D., PIL educated at St. Stephen’s College, Trinity College, Cambridge and Harvard University . … [Read more...] about The time is ripe to try Phase One of foreign law firms under “controlled conditions”; Interview with Senior Supreme Court Lawyer ; Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi