Topic: Mining

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Wal-Mart Employees, Rogue CEOs, Infinite Loops, Zimbabwe Expropriations

On this day in 1935, the Social Security Act took effect, creating the nation’s government-run retirement pension. Déjà vu all over again: a federal judge just struck down another proposed class of female Wal-Mart employees… (Orrick) CEO gone rogue? Here’s what to do… (LEVICK) Cybersecurity framework, consumer privacy, taxes, and other key issues facing the… Read more »

Court Upholds SEC Conflict Minerals Rule – First Reports Due in Less Than A Year

“[The] rule […] will require about 6,000 publicly traded companies to report whether their products contain four so-called conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where warlords use proceeds from the mineral sales to finance murder, rape and torture.” (The National Law Journal) On July 23, 2013, a federal court rejected a challenge… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Detentions, HIPAA Policies, Compounding Pharmacies, Club Deals

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and you’ll never go hungry for reading material again! The key lesson for multinationals from China’s arrest and detention of four GSK employees? Update your anti-corruption programs… (K&L Gates) Worried that the Supreme Court’s ruling against “pay to delay” agreements in Actavis could expose… Read more »

SEC Clarifies Conflict Mineral Disclosure Rules: What You Need to Know

“Payments made to majority-owned government transportation services to supply people or materials to an extractive job site are considered ancillary or preparatory and not subject to disclosure.” (Holland & Knight) Late last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission published a set of Frequently Asked Questions on the agency’s conflict mineral and resource extraction disclosure requirements.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Workplace Harassment, Vicarious Liability, Resource Nationalism, Wild Kingdom

To go with today’s JD Supra Corporate Brief, we’d recommend a nice, full-bodied 2013 Arabica-Robusta blend from Brazil… How are companies responding to workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation? Read this benchmark survey… (NAVEX Global) The European Union is on the cusp of implementing new rules that will require greater transparency on payments made in the… Read more »