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February 10, 2009

Madagascar: U.S. Department of State Issues Travel Alert Due to Demonstrations in Madagascar

The Department of State has issued a travel alert to warn U.S. citizens of safety and security concerns

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February 10, 2009

New Bills Would Amend ERISA to Mandate Disclosure of Hedge Fund Investments, Require Coverage for Fertility Treatments

A couple of recently-introduced bills would amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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February 10, 2009

United Kingdom: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Plans to Introduce "Virtual Embassies"

KableNET reports that the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is planning to establish

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February 9, 2009

Legislative and Regulatory News for the Week of February 1

Employee BenefitsBoth the House and Senate versions of the 2009 Stimulus Bill include sweeping revisions

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February 9, 2009

Act Would Permit Leave to Attend School Functions, Extracurricular Activities, Medical Appointments

A bill that would expand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for both private and federal employees

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February 9, 2009

Bill to Regulate Combustible Dust Exposure at Industrial Sites is Reintroduced

As predicted, Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor committee, Rep. John

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February 6, 2009

DHS Secretary Napolitano Issues Immigration and Border Security Action Directive

On January 30, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced a wide-ranging

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February 5, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court Expands Employee Protections Against Retaliation

The United States Supreme Court recently held, in a unanimous opinion, that Title VII's anti-retaliation

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February 5, 2009

EBSA Proposes Extension Date for its Investment Advice Regulations

Pursuant to the January 20, 2009 memo by Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel directing all federal agency heads

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February 5, 2009

An In-Depth Look at the New COBRA Provisions in Stimulus Bills

Both the House and Senate versions of the 2009 Stimulus Bill include sweeping revisions to ERISA’s

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