UK-EU Trade Agreement Tall Order on UK Government Brexit Timetable

Now that Brexit is a reality and the U.K. has left the European Union (the “EU”), the issue of what comes next unfortunately is not over.  The U.K. government of Boris Johnson is seeking to finish a trade agreement with the E.U. by the end of December 2020.  Many experts believe that completing and ratifying... Read more »

New Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) Rules to Go Into Effect

On February 13, 2020, new CFIUS rules are scheduled to go into effect. The new rules have been adopted by the Treasury Department under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”) which increases the CFIUS authority to review and disallow investment in U.S. sensitive companies.  The rules also resulted in the exemption... Read more »

California Law Reclassifying Independent Contractors as Employees Takes Effect

On January 1, 2020, a new California Law, reclassifying independent contractors who meet certain criteria as employees instead, went into effect (except for workers’ compensation claims, with respect to which it will go into effect on July 1, 2020).  The new law, as has been widely reported, sets standards which are intended to make persons... Read more »

California Consumer Privacy Act to Go Into Effect January 1, 2020

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) will go into effect as previously reported.  The law will largely set the standard for data privacy in the United States as it will apply not just to California businesses over certain thresholds but to all businesses that do business in California, including internet... Read more »