ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that federal inspectors issued 315 citations, orders and safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and six metal/nonmetal mines last month. The coal mines were issued 200 citations, 50 orders and one safeguard, while the metal/nonmetal operations were issued 62 citations and two orders.These inspections, which began in force in April 2010 following the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine, involve mines that merit increased agency attention and enforcement due to their poor compliance history or particular compliance concerns, including high numbers of violations or closure orders; frequent hazard complaints or hotline calls; plan compliance issues; inadequate workplace examinations; a high number of accidents, injuries or illnesses; fatalities; and adverse conditions such as increased methane liberation, faulty roof conditions and inadequate … [Read more...] about MSHA Announces Results of November Impact Inspections
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Two related broker-dealers agreed to pay the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority US $17 million to resolve charges that they did not implement and maintain an adequate anti-money laundering program. More significantly, the AML compliance officer of one of the broker-dealers also paid a fine and agreed to a temporary industry suspension for her alleged role in her firm’s violations. In addition, a famous professional golfer settled charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission for his role in a larger alleged insider-trader scandal but was not charged with insider trading himself. As a result, the following matters are covered in this week’s edition of Bridging the Week:Two Related Broker-Dealers To Pay US $17 Million for Widespread AML Compliance Failures; Former AML Compliance Officer Also Sanctioned (includes Compliance Weeds and My View);Famous Golfer, Professional Sports Gambler and Corporate Tipster All Named in SEC-Insider Trading Action; Criminal Charges … [Read more...] about Bridging the Week: May 16 – 20 and May 23, 2016 (AML; Compliance Officers; Whistleblowers; Golfer)
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) are the two authorities in charge of investigation and supervision of “monopoly” agreements and abuses of dominant market position. NDRC focuses on price-related cases while SAIC takes care of non-price related violations of the law. Compared to MOFCOM, which is responsible for merger control, NDRC and SAIC have been relatively quite since China’s AML came into force on 1 August 2008.We know that, according to Article 46 and 47 of the AML, NDRC and SAIC are entitled to impose a fine of up to 10 per cent of an undertaking’s turnover in the previous year. Despite such significant punishment power in hand, NDRC and SAIC seem to be proceeding prudently. From 2008 to 2010, NDRC and SAIC have dedicated their resources to creating detailed rules for implementing the AML. After implementation rules were introduced, 2011 saw more action from NDRC and … [Read more...] about NDRC and SAIC’s Actions in 2011 and Prospects in 2012
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A Supreme Court bench comprising of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Arun Mishra directed the Bihar and Chhattisgarh Governments to trace the missing children in their States within a month. It said that it would take two states at a time to examine whether they have complied with its directions.The Bench showed satisfaction with the efforts taken by the Bihar Government, which traced 169 missing children within a week of the Court’s orders. The State now has an onus of finding the remaining 464 children within 3 weeks.Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, appearing for Bihar, submitted that in the last one year, 2,874 cases of missing children were registered and 2,241 children were found and 633 are still missing.The Bench also summoned Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh for the State’s failure in finding the missing children. It took note of the fact that out of the 23,000 children that went missing in Madhya Pradesh since 2011, 7,000 still remained … [Read more...] about SC orders Bihar and Chhattisgarh to trace missing children within a month; directs MP Chief Secretary to appear on November 20