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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

USDOL Publishes Final Rule Regarding Monetary Penalties Against Employers for Tip Violations

September 24, 2021

Via: LexBlog

On September 23, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule announcing when it will assess civil money penalties (CMPs) against employers who retain tips earned by their workers. Under the rule, available here, the DOL may […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Courts Giving DOL More Time to Claim ERISA Violations

September 24, 2021

Via: JD Supra

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) is relying on a recent Supreme Court decision to effectively extend the amount of time the agency has to bring fiduciary breach claims. DOL investigations often last years, so it is common for DOL to […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Governor Newsom Signs Warehouse Quota Legislation Into Law

September 23, 2021

Via: National Law Review

On September 22, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 701, restrictive new legislation regulating certain employers’ use of employee quotas and work speed data in warehouse distribution centers. The new law governs employers with 100 or more employees at a […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California’s New Privacy Regulator Invites You to Comment

September 23, 2021

Via: National Law Review

As you may recall, the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) established a new state privacy regulatory agency, the California Privacy Protection Agency Board (“CPPA Board”), and the CPRA vests certain rulemaking authority (along with enforcement authority) to the CPAA Board. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

COVID-19 update: CDC panel recommends Pfizer booster shot for some

September 23, 2021

Via: LexBlog

On September 23, 2021, a panel of experts from the CDC, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (“ACIP”), recommended that three categories of people should receive a COVID-19 booster shot: (1) those aged 65 and older; (2) those in long-term […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

USA Patriot Act

September 22, 2021

Via: Investopedia

What Is the USA Patriot Act? The USA Patriot Act is a law passed shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States that gave law enforcement agencies broad powers to investigate, indict, and bring terrorists to […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Legal Considerations and Future Vaccine Mandates—How to Prepare for the Federal Vaccine Mandate

September 22, 2021

Via: LexBlog

At his press conference on September 9, President Biden announced a forthcoming Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to be issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other federal agencies regarding vaccinations and/or routine testing for employers with more […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Cybersecurity Law: A Growing Specialization for Lawyers

September 21, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Over the last few years dating back to the events of 9/11, cybersecurity law has grown in demand due to an increased number of threats. It’s no surprise that the pandemic has heightened security attacks with business being conducted almost […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Northern District of California Dismisses Derivative Lawsuit Alleging Online Child Privacy Law Violations

September 21, 2021

Via: National Law Review

The acronym “ESG” is shorthand for environmental, social, and governance concerns. In recent years, companies have used “ESG” to refer to initiatives involving climate change, responding to racial injustice, and supporting workers’ rights. The “S” in ESG can be a […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL Delays Effective Date of Rescission of Joint Employer Rule

September 20, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced Sept. 20 that its rescission of the prior administration’s joint employer rule would take effect Oct. 5 rather than the original rescission effective date of Sept. 28. We’ve gathered articles on the news […]