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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania Consider Data Privacy Legislation

September 14, 2022

Via: SHRM

State governments are continuing to propose and adopt legislation that requires businesses to implement policies and procedures to ensure privacy rights for consumers. Businesses operating in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania should prepare for the potential dawning of a new day. […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

What Is Cybersecurity Insurance for Law Firms?

September 14, 2022

Via: National Law Review

As legal technology becomes more commonplace across the industry, legal clients expect their attorneys and law firms to not only have modern resources, but robust measures in place to protect their information. With cyber threats on the rise, it’s crucial […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Issues Workplace Guidance on Reasonable Suspicion Determinations

September 14, 2022

Via: JD Supra

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (“the Commission”) on September 9, 2022 issued long-awaited guidance for employers on how to respond when employees are suspected of marijuana impairment. This is the Commission’s first workplace guidance since the adoption of the […]


Know Your Rights

Is Corporal Punishment Legal in Schools?

September 13, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Does sparing the rod spoil the child? In schools, at least, a growing consensus over the last 50 years is that it does not. Corporal punishment declined dramatically over that span, in large part due to findings that hitting or […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

FLSA Administrative Exemption Requires Showing that Employees Meet the Criteria

September 13, 2022

Via: SHRM

An employer failed to show that the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) administrative exemption applied to two former employees who were suing for unpaid overtime, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Although the employees’ investigative duties were important […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Short (Short Position) Definition

September 12, 2022

Via: Investopedia

A short, or a short position, is created when a trader sells a security first with the intention of repurchasing it or covering it later at a lower price. A trader may decide to short a security when she believes […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

CCLA and LEAF slam discriminatory Newmarket by-law

September 12, 2022

Via: Law Times

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund (LEAF) have called for the immediate suspension and repeal of Newmarket By-Law 2020-31, which imposes new business license requirements on personal wellness establishments. CCLA and LEAF fear […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Colorado Issues Final Rules on Paid Family and Medical Leave

September 9, 2022

Via: SHRM

Colorado’s rulemaking process regarding its new paid family and medical leave insurance program (FAMLI) continues. On Aug. 26, the state published final regulations, which provide the most concrete guidance to date regarding the benefits to which employees will be entitled […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Top Five Labor Law Developments for August 2022

September 9, 2022

Via: National Law Review

1. Compensation in non-union jobs is outpacing compensation in union-represented jobs. A Bureau of Labor and Statistics report indicates the total wage and benefit costs for private-sector nonunionized employers was 3% higher than unionized employers for the 12-month period ending […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Clean Hydrogen Tax Benefits Under the Inflation Reduction Act

September 9, 2022

Via: National Law Review

On August 22, 2022, US President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the Act) into law, which includes $369 billion in energy and climate spending with an unprecedented focus on clean hydrogen. Specifically, the Act introduces a […]


Know Your Rights

Supporting Preparations for and Return from Parental Leave

September 8, 2022

Via: SHRM

Few life events are as transformative as parenthood, and the changes new parents experience can be overwhelming. To help in the transition to parenthood, the Duane Morris law firm has adopted a unique policy—the Ramp Down/Ramp Up Parental Leave Policy—so […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

No More Exceptions: What to Do When the California Privacy Exemptions for Employee, Applicant and B2B Data Expire on January 1, 2023

September 8, 2022

Via: National Law Review

California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) give consumers substantial rights regarding the disclosure and use of their personal information collected by businesses subject to the law. Significantly, CCPA/CPRA define the term “consumer” to mean […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The NLRB Proposes to Re-Re-Revise Its Joint Employer Standard

September 8, 2022

Via: JD Supra

On September 6, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) regarding the standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). The rule as proposed would effectively overturn […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Employers Get Ready: Expanded Privacy Compliance Begins in 2023

September 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

For the past few years, California’s comprehensive privacy law known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) included an important partial exemption for employees, applicants, and independent contractors, collectively known as workforce members. The California Privacy Rights Act, which amended […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Court Won’t Force Permanent COVID-19 Safety Standard for Health Care Employers

September 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

A collection of nurses unions asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to order the U.S. Department of Labor to make permanent the agency’s emergency temporary standard for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

No More Exceptions: What to Do When the California Privacy Exemptions for Employee, Applicant and B2B Data Expire

September 7, 2022

Via: National Law Review

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) gives consumers increasingly more control over their personal information when collected by businesses subject to the law. We have previously discussed the compliance requirements of these data […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

What Is Borrower Defense?

September 6, 2022

Via: Investopedia

What Is Borrower Defense? Borrower defense loan discharge, often shortened to “borrower defense,” is a federal regulation that allows students who have been defrauded by their college, university, or career school to seek forgiveness for their student loans. You may […]


Know Your Rights

Why Does TSA Swab Your Hands in Airport Screening?

September 6, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Most of us are used to the TSA screening process at airports by now. Although first-time travelers may not be used to air travel restrictions and security screenings. Here is a summary of the typical process: Have your boarding pass […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

NLRB Issues Proposed Rule on Who Is a Joint Employer

September 6, 2022

Via: SHRM

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Sept. 6 issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on the standard for who is a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRB recommends replacing the proposed rule that took […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy in 2022

September 2, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Content is still king, but the problem is, there are just so many forms of content now! So, where do you start? Content marketing for your business can be a full-time job, and if you’re not in a position to […]