President Obama's budget plan for 2017, election year tips for employers, and more in this edition of Business News Digest

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Fund Forum – March 2016

This issue of Venable's Fund Forum discusses the value to private equity firms, funds, and portfolio companies in creating an effective ERM program. We also provide a summary of the areas that FINRA has prioritized in its 2016 Priorities Letter, share key takeaways from President Obama's Budget Plan for Fiscal Year 2017, and discuss a new standard regarding the "joint employment" relationship recently adopted by the DOL and its impact on investors. Lastly, we highlight changes to ICAP for commercial developers and discuss due diligence considerations of 421-a and affordable housing.

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Election Year Tips for Employers

From now until the polls close on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, politics will be inescapably in the air – and in the workplace. Employees will be talking, and sometimes arguing, and sometimes participating in one campaign or another. Prudent employers should take note of what they may be required to do or prohibited from doing about their employees' desire to participate in the electoral process.

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Labor and Employment Law Update

We are excited to present our inaugural issue of Labor and Employment Law Update. This publication will cover the ever-changing issues in labor and employment law. We will provide analysis and discussion of hot topics along with highlights from previous publications. This issue includes details of recent labor rulings and their impact on employers, updates to New York's wage and hour liability standards, and much more.

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Upcoming Event:

Innovation, Regulation, and Legislation: How Washington is Responding to Technology that Changes the Way We Live and Work

Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. PT

At this lunch & learn, Erik Jones will draw on his past work for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce and the Illinois Attorney General's office to explain how government policymakers and regulators are responding to technological developments that are disrupting industries and regulatory frameworks. The discussion will focus on areas related to cybersecurity, data security, privacy, and consumer protection, and explore where the government is likely headed on legislation and regulation.

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Additional Articles:

Ahead of White House Visit, BIS and OFAC Ease More Sanctions

CA Agency Modifies Text of Proposed Prop 65 "Clear and Reasonable Warnings" Replacement Regulation

CA Agency Proposes Emergency Bisphenol A (BPA) Exposure Warning Regulation, Maximum Allowable Dose Level for BPA

The CFPB Begins Taking Complaints about Marketplace Lenders

CFPB Digest - March 2016

The DOL Publishes Final Persuader Rule Limiting the Advice Exemption

New Endangered Species Act Policy and Final Rules Address Designation of Critical Habitat

OCC Highlights Individual Responsibility and BSA/AML Issues in Recent Guidance Updates