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October 18, 2016, Covington Alert
At the end of each September in California, a flurry of legislative activity precedes the deadline for Governor Brown to sign or veto bills approved during the 2015 to 2016 legislative session. As in years past, a number of employment-related bills were signed into law by Governor Brown. The following alert highlights a few such bills that merit attention. Unless otherwise noted, all these laws go into effect January 1, 2017. As always, employers are advised to seek counsel with respect to the requirements and implications of each of these new laws.
February 7, 2017, Covington Alert
This International Employment Update summarises recent international employment law developments in Austria, China, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
January 30, 2017, Covington Alert
As has been widely reported, President Trump issued an Executive Order (“the Order”) on Friday, January 27, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” which, among other directives, bans individuals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia (the “Covered Countries”) from entering the United States ...
June 21, 2016
SILICON VALLEY—Covington advised Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading provider of internet service in China, in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Supercell from SoftBank. A consortium established by Tencent will acquire up to 84% of Supercell for $8.6 billion in a transaction valuing Supercell at approximately $10.2 billion.
Supercell is a ...