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- The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement: A summary of changes in Mexico’s laws
The US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (referred to as the USMCA) entered into force on July 1, 2020. A key aspect of the trade agreement, which replaces and improves on the 25+-year-old NAFTA, is sweeping changes Mexico is making to an array of laws. In this alert, we summarize these significant changes. LAW OF GENERAL TAXATION REGARDING...
- COVID-19: US State Policy Report – August 6, 2020
This report captures the shifting state, territorial and local government policies and guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and reopening of the economy in the US by tracking public information from official sources, such as gubernatorial comments, executive actions and guidance. The following states have new or updated information: Florida, Montana, New Hampshire, New...
- Mexico Update: Interinstitutional Accord
On July 31st 2020, the Interinstitutional Accord between the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Health, through the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) and the Consumer Protection Federal Bureau (PROFECO) regarding the surveillance activities of the Amendment to the Modification of the Mexican Official Standard NOM-051-SCFI/SSA1-2010, was published on the...
- COVID-19: US State Policy Report – July 31, 2020
This report captures the shifting state, territorial and local government policies and guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and reopening of the economy in the US by tracking public information from official sources, such as gubernatorial comments, executive actions and guidance. The following states have new or updated information: Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon,...
- Global Law and Business Podcast: Mariana Gallegos (Mexico)
Listen HERE or stream on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or Soundcloud! The large-scale shift to telework brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting businesses around the world to explore new avenues to engage with clients and friends. Harris Bricken is no exception, and we are proud to announce our new podcast series: Global Law and...
- Federal Appeals Court Allows Title VII “Sex-Plus-Age” Claims (US)
The Tenth Circuit – covering Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming – just became the first federal appellate court to explicitly rule that employees can bring “sex-plus-age” claims against employers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964—a claim alleging discrimination on the basis of gender against individuals over the age...
- Washington State AG Settles with Online Platform Over Alleged COPPA Violations
Protecting the online privacy of children by enforcing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) continues to be of paramount importance to federal and state regulators. In addition to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), several state attorneys general (AGs) have brought COPPA actions recently, including the New Mexico and California AGs, and, most notably, the...
- Key Changes to US Shelter-In-Place / Reopening Orders [Current as of July 10]
We recently published an update to our 50-state Shelter-In-Place / Reopening Tracker. Please see HERE. This is updated weekly. For your convenience, here is a summary of the major updates from around the country: The Governors of several states extended their shelter-in-place/emergency declaration orders, including Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, and Vermont. The...
- Ori Lev Asks Ninth Circuit to Uphold Injunction of Asylum “Metering” Rule
This past Friday, Mayer Brown partner Ori Lev and co-counsel from the Southern Poverty Law Center argued before the Ninth Circuit in support of affirmance of a preliminary injunction that protects asylum seekers who had previously been “metered” – or told to wait in Mexico before they could even make a claim for asylum in...
- COVID-19: US State Policy Report
This report captures the shifting state, territorial and local government policies and guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and reopening of the economy in the US by tracking public information from official sources, such as gubernatorial comments, executive actions and guidance. The following states have new or updated information: Connecticut, Hawaii, Michigan, New Jersey,...
- Mexico tests recipe for food safety
New rules target green onions, are tougher than in U.S. By Diane Lindquist UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER May 15, 2005 MEXICALI — After the deadly hepatitis A outbreak linked to Baja California green onions a year and a half ago, Mexico has imposed an unprecedented food safety program that far exceeds...
- Environment Department strives to reduce food-borne illnesses
According to the New Mexico Environment Department, since 2002, reported cases of Salmonella in New Mexico have decreased from 338 cases to 288 cases through 2004, the most recent year for which data is available. That decrease represents a drop in the incidence of Salmonella of about 14.8 percent...
- On Mexico’s ban of US Lettuce
The Produce News reports that the health department of the government of Mexico, in an official memorandum dated Oct. 9, announced an immediate halt on the importation of all fresh lettuce from the United States including bulk lettuce and fresh salads containing lettuce, an action that baffled many ...
- E. coli in red meat is becoming a problem again
In the last six weeks there have been six recalls of meat and nearly 50 people sickened. Tyson Fresh Meats voluntarily recalled 40,440 pounds of ground beef products due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The ground beef products were produced on June 2, 2007 and were distributed to...
- Implicit And Explicit Authority Of Corporate Representatives Differences Between Mexican And US Law
The scope of authority vested in an individual by virtue of his or her position in a US company can be as confusing and unfamiliar to a person from Mexico as the use of powers of attorney in Mexico is to someone from the US. A US person about to form a Mexican company will be......
- Broadcast Station Reminder: EEO Public File Reports and Form 397 EEO Mid-Term Reports due by June 1st for Stations in Select States
June 1st marks the deadline for two FCC EEO requirements. First, by June 1st, radio and television stations located in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming, must prepare their Annual EEO Public File...
- Outbreak Investigation Class 101 Not Doing So Good
In case anyone is concerned that the tomato industry or the larger produce industry does not have a voice in this ongoing Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak, let us introduce you to Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit. Through this saga, we’ve largely relied upon “official” sources of information. The states,...
- Gulf of Mexico Lease “Price Threshold” Conditions Held Unlawful
A unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has held that the United States Department of the Interior violated the Outer Continental Shelf Deep Water Royalty Relief Act (“RRA”) by imposing price threshold conditions that require federal lessees to pay royalties...
- Pork Producers Feel Effects of Swine Flu
Pork producers are feeling the effects of the swine flu as the number of reported cases of the virus increases. Stock prices for Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, and Arkansas-based Tyson Foods, fell 12 percent and 9 percent today, respectively. The Wall Street...
- An Update on The U.S.-Mexico Border 2012 Program
By Wayne Nastri and Howard Berman, Dutko Worldwide The regional offices of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) are tasked with implementing this nation’s environmental policy through operations and enforcement. USEPA’s mission remains straight-forward; protect human health and ...