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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Proposed State Privacy Law Update: March 25, 2024

March 25, 2024

Via: JD Supra

1. What’s New? The big news last week was three bills passing out of a state chamber. In Vermont, Representative Priestley’s H.121 unanimously passed the House on March 22. As we noted last week, this general consumer data privacy bill […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

State Comprehensive Privacy Law Update – March 2024 #2

March 25, 2024

Via: JD Supra

As we progress deeper into the 2024 legislative session, developments in the comprehensive privacy law arena have continued apace. In the weeks since our last update, New Hampshire formally joined the ranks of states with comprehensive data privacy laws on […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Are employment policies referred to in employment contracts binding terms of employment?

March 22, 2024

Via: LexBlog

There are different legal requirements for amending terms of employment and employment policies. An employee`s consent is required in order for an employer to amend a term of employment, whilst an employer is only required to consult an employee prior […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Are Your Workers Independent Contractors or Employees: A New DOL Rule Aims to Help Employers Answer That Question

March 21, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division updated its regulation concerning Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standard Act, with changes effective March 11, 2024. The revised rule finalizes the proposed rulemaking released in October 2022 with […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Utah Governor Signs Spate of Privacy Bills into Law

March 20, 2024

Via: LexBlog

Last week, Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox signed three privacy-related bills into law. The bills are focused on, respectively, protection of motor vehicle consumer data, regulations on social media companies with respect to minors, and access to protected health information […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor, Know Your Rights

Can You Legally Get Criminal Background Checks on Independent Contractors?

March 19, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Independent contractors can pose safety and security risks as much as employees. Some go into customer homes. Others have access to personally identifiable information and proprietary business information. Some independent contractors drive trucks making deliveries for companies identified by logos […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Claiming Inflation Reduction Act Tax Credits and Deductions on Your 2024 Return? Make Sure You Complied with the Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Requirements

March 18, 2024

Via: LexBlog

Tax season is here. As a result, many companies may be seeking to claim the increased tax credits and deductions available under the Inflation Reduction Act (the “IRA”). As we discussed in previous posts you can read here and here, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Ensure Responsible Data Use With These 5 Privacy Assessments

March 18, 2024

Via: JD Supra

As your company grows, so do the risks of errors and missteps. Integrating new technologies across different teams and facets of your business brings countless opportunities, but the risk of privacy infringements rises, too. Take AI, for example: Last year, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Council of EU publishes updated text of proposed Regulation on instant credit transfers in euro

March 15, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On 15 March 2024, the Council of the EU published the updated text of the proposed Regulation amending the Single Euro Payments Area Regulation, the Cross-Border Payments Regulation, the Settlement Finality Directive and the Second Payment Services Directive as regards […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

The Next Wave of Privacy Litigation: The Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act

March 14, 2024

Via: LexBlog

Enacted in 1998, Illinois’ Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA) governs the confidentiality and use of genetic testing and genetic information by employers and insurers. The statute was designed to prevent employers and insurers from using genetic testing and information as […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Texas Data Privacy and Security Act: Decoding the ‘Small Business’ Exception

March 13, 2024

Via: JD Supra

As many employers now know, Senate Bill 553 (“SB 553”) mandates that covered employers implement their written Workplace Violence Prevention Plan(s) and employee training programs by July 1, 2024.  On March 1, 2024, Cal/OSHA released a model Plan which employers […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Biden Administration to Implement New National Security Rules Targeting Personal Data

March 12, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On February 28, 2024, the Biden administration announced the creation of a new national security regulatory regime that will prohibit or restrict certain transactions involving bulk sensitive US personal data or government-related data and specified “countries of concern.” The Biden […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Court Vacates New NLRB Joint Employer Rule

March 12, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On Friday night, March 8, a federal district court in Texas vacated the new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule on joint employment. The rule was scheduled to take effect today, March 11. The rule would have implemented a new […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

3 Marketing Blind Spots That Are Holding You Back (and How to Fix Them)

March 11, 2024

Via: Entrepreneur

Have you ever taken blurry, out-of-focus pictures before only to figure out it wasn’t your photography skills that were the problem — it was the camera lens? After cleaning the glass, your pictures were perfect. Oftentimes, in business, it’s the […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

California Considers Restricting Broad Swath of Content Personalization and Online Advertising Activities

March 8, 2024

Via: National Law Review

On March 8, 2024, the California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA” or “Agency”) Board (“Board”) will consider draft regulations that set forth how automated decisionmaking technology (“ADMT”) and profiling will be regulated under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The proposal […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Live Local Act ‘Glitch Bill’ Highlights Property Tax Exemption Risk

March 7, 2024

Via: National Law Review

On Feb. 28, 2024, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 328, the Live Local Act “glitch bill,” amending and clarifying 2023’s Live Local Act affordable housing law,1 and the bill is on its way to Gov. DeSantis’ desk for […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The Department Of Labor’s New Rule: Employee Versus Independent Contractor?

March 6, 2024

Via: JD Supra

In the dynamic landscape of federal regulations, significant changes have emerged in 2024 that businesses need to be aware of. One of these changes includes the redefining of the classification of “independent contractors” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

What Is Deinfluencing? A New Age of Marketing Explained

March 5, 2024

Via: Fit Small Business

At the start of the New Year, my social media feeds took a turn toward anti-consumerism as established influencers and new creators alike began “deinfluencing” me. As you might have gleaned from the name of the phenomenon, deinfluencing is when online creators […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

“You Can’t Say That!” Or Can You? Words of Protest on Company-Provided Apparel Under the National Labor Relations Act

March 5, 2024

Via: National Law Review

Few governmental agencies can require private employers to permit their employees to say things on the job, in the presence of customers and co-workers, that employers don’t like. But the National Labor Relations Board can. Most employers associate the National […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

CBA “checks the math” on recent CFPB credit card report finding large bank issuers charge higher interest rates than smaller issuers

March 4, 2024

Via: LexBlog

After targeting credit card late fees in its proposed rule, the CFPB has set its sights on further attacking credit card pricing through interest rates. The CFPB published a blog late last month stating that credit card interest rate margins […]