Volume 9, Number 7, July 2013
 
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PRODUCT NEWS

New Product: Privacy Law Library

Given the myriad of federal, state, and international regulations regarding use of personal data, Wolters Kluwer has created the Privacy Law Library to address these issues. The library covers privacy issues related to health care, employment and marketing as well as new financial privacy developments from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the expanding privacy regulatory scheme outside of the United States. Library resources include:

  • Privacy and Data Security Deskbook
  • Financial Privacy Law Guide
  • Privacy Law in Marketing
  • HIPAA: A Guide to Health Care Privacy and Security
  • Global Privacy and Security Law
  • Federal and State Employee Privacy Compare (comparative tool)

For more information, contact your Wolters Kluwer account representative.

Securities Topic Navigator mobile app now available for portable access to federal securities content

This free app for iPad and iPhone is now available for download from the iTunes store. The app will enable you to use the Securities Topic Navigator tool (included with your IntelliConnect subscription) to browse topics while on the go.

Click here for a brief video showing how to download and use the Securities Topic Navigator app. The video may also be downloaded to your firm’s intranet to publicize its availability. If your firm uses IP authentication to access IntelliConnect, contact your Wolters Kluwer account representative for log in information.

New look for Wolters Kluwer Daily Reporting Suite

In response to customer feedback, all of our Dailies have a fresh, new mobile-friendly design. If you do not currently subscribe and would like to preview the new design, click here to sign up for a free trial. The suite is fully customizable with breaking news in Antitrust Law, Banking/Finance Law, Employment Law, Health Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property Law, Products Liability Law and Securities Regulation.
Also be sure to download our time-saving, feature-rich mobile apps which are included with the service. Apps are now available for the iPad/iPhone, BlackBerry and Droid.

New briefing paper: SEC Acts on JOBS Act: Title II Implementation and Potential Market Impact

This new briefing paper, by Wolters Kluwer Principal Analyst Jim Hamilton, discusses new regulations relating to Title II of the JOBS Act.

On July 10, the SEC adopted regulations that end the ban on general solicitation and advertising under Rule 506 of Regulation D. The SEC also amended Securities Act Rule 144A to provide that securities may now be offered to persons other than qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) with certain restrictions. Jim reviews these changes and discusses how the market might both react and be affected.

Highlights of the paper include:

  • Verification of accredited status to be required
  • Reaction in the Senate
  • Additional Form D filing requirements proposed
  • Rule disqualifies bad actors

Click here to download a PDF of SEC Acts on JOBS Act: Title II Implementation and Potential Market Impact.

Special Report: Compliance challenges arise after definition of marriage in DOMA falls

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of DOMA and a related case challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriage. This briefing discusses the court’s rulings in United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry and examines some of the employee benefits and tax issues that the rulings will affect. This briefing is a general discussion of just some of the possible implications of the rulings. Click here to download a PDF of the special report.

 

NEW BOOKS

Employer's Guide to Union Organizing Campaigns, 2013 Edition

Employer’s Guide to Union Organizing Campaigns provides the insights and tools necessary for creating effective, legally compliant policies and responses to union activity. With practical how-to guidance, sample letters, checklists, and documents, plus coverage of current case law, this book enables you to understand the effects of today’s organizing environment on your company, recognize new union tactics, and respond to union organizing activity without violating the law, alienating the workforce, or creating ill-will in the community.
Click here for more information and to order.

Social Media: Legal Risk and Corporate Policy

This new book by electronic discovery expert Adam I. Cohen explores the rapidly increasing significance of social media-related civil litigation and the intricacies of navigating the privacy policies of the most frequently used social media channels for corporations and individuals. It examines the practical issues relevant to business enterprises and offers a one-of-a-kind social media policy creation toolkit to provide step-by-step guidance and comprehensive sample provisions for immediate use.
Click here for more information and to order.

Arbitration in Africa. A Practitioner's Guide

This unprecedented volume assembles for the first time a country-by-country analysis—both practical and insightful—of how arbitration is conducted in 46 African countries, providing essential information about legislative provisions, treaty adherence, and arbitral procedure. Useful tables of intra-African bilateral investment treaties, a list of ICSID proceedings involving African States, and other tabular features are also included.
Click here for more information and to order.

Temporary Agency Work in the European Union and the United States

This book provides in-depth insight into the transposition of Directive 2008/104/EC in national legislation, collective agreements, and practices throughout the European Union. A comparison with the regulation of temporary agency work in the United States gives perspective to the analysis and allows for an assessment of the level of protection afforded in this sector of the labor market both in the EU and in the US.
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Taxation of Corporate Groups

This book refines the features of a variety of different common law and civil law systems down to a recognizable standard CIT system, identifying in the process the system’s core strengths and problems, as well as the factors that determine its impact on corporate behavior. The author offers insightful perspectives on such crucial issues as the following:

  • Corporate group members versus corporate groups as taxable entities
  • Anti-abuse rules and developments in judicial anti-abuse doctrines
  • Costs associated with, e.g., valuation of assets, compliance, and administration
  • Limitations on the use of losses
  • Manipulation of legal characterization
  • Transfer of assets and income

Click here for more information and to order.


CONFERENCES

AALL

It was great seeing many of you at AALL this year, and we thank you for visiting the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business booth—the response was exceptional! If you did not have a chance to go to the meeting or stop by our booth, we featured our Daily Reporting Suite—a daily reporting service created by attorneys, for attorneys—providing same-day coverage of breaking news, court decisions, legislation, and regulatory activity, RBsource for securities practitioners, and the new Kluwer IP Law solution for global coverage of all aspects of Intellectual Property law.


Training & Customer Support

Training Tip for IntelliConnect

What’s the quickest way to retrieve Securities Releases when I know the citation?

You can use the Citations command within the IntelliConnect tool bar for a fast and easy way to retrieve Securities Releases if you have the correct citation. Here are the IntelliConnect action steps:

  • Click Citations command in the gray tool bar
  • Click to expand the +Securities (Federal) topic
  • Click the topic: SEC Releases and Other Materials
  • Enter the citation into the proper template. (For Releases, enter the Act year or initials in the 1st box and the specific release # in the 2nd box.)
  • Click GO

Below are some examples:

TIP: You can also conduct a word search for an SEC Release, e.g., Release No. 33-5306, to retrieve the cited document plus all other documents containing a reference to that Release. In this example there were 54 other documents besides the Release itself that were returned.

LegalPro Training

Our LegalPro Training contains pre-scheduled complimentary training sessions for IntelliConnect, LoislawConnect, RBSource, SECnet, and Kluwer services (including Kluwer IP Law, Kluwer Arbitration and Kluwer Competition Law).
Note: Registrations for IntelliConnect and LoislawConnect trainings are limited to a single person, so that each session can be customized to the individual’s subscription and research needs, but participants are welcome to share connection details with others in their firm.

You may also send an email to LegalProTraining.com and request a customized training for a product/platform on a specific date/time, and one of our professional trainers will contact you to arrange a session.

Training Resources for Legal Professionals website
Check out our website: Training Resources for Legal Professionals for additional online resources regarding our internet products and platforms. You can review materials by Platform/Application, such as IntelliConnect, Kluwer Arbitration, Kluwer Competition Law, Kluwer IP Law, LoislawConnect, and RBsource or by type of material, such as LegalPro Training, Videos or Other Resources.

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