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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Independent Contractor Misclassification Cases Proliferate: January 2023 IC Legal News Update

February 7, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Case developments last month involved independent contractor misclassification lawsuits in the Southwest, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic states. While more IC misclassification lawsuits have been brought in California than any other state, a quick search of our 250-plus posts published since we […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

A New Draft Privacy Model Blooms From the NAIC Privacy Working Group

February 7, 2023

Via: JD Supra

On February 1, the NAIC’s Privacy Working Group’s new privacy model germinated. After months of development, the exposure draft, titled “Insurance Consumer Privacy Protection Model Law #674” (Proposed Model), has finally reached daylight. The Proposed Model is intended to replace […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulation Is Now in Effect After OAL Approval

February 6, 2023

Via: JD Supra

On December 15, 2022, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted the COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulation to replace the Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), which were set to end on December 31, 2022. On February 3, 2023, the Office […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Preparing for New Consumer Privacy laws in Colorado, Connecticut and Utah

February 6, 2023

Via: JD Supra

We would not blame companies for feeling fatigued after the race to comply with the amended California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the soon-to-be finalized CCPA regulations and the new Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) requirements. For some companies, however, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California Attorney General Initiates New Investigative Sweep under the CCPA

February 1, 2023

Via: JD Supra

The California Attorney General on Friday announced a new investigative sweep under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The announcement marks the third year in a row in which the Attorney General’s office has initiated a significant enforcement or regulatory […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

3 Ways to Save Money on Taxes That Most Entrepreneurs Miss

January 31, 2023

Via: Entrepreneur

There is one time a year that requires a detailed level of attention for a business owner, no matter the size of your business. When tax season comes around, entrepreneurs initiate survival mode sometime between January and April 15 and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Are 4-Day Work Weeks Right 4 Employers?

January 31, 2023

Via: LexBlog

In the midst of a national labor shortage, employers recruiting from a shrinking pool of potential employees are looking for ways to gain a competitive edge over other employers. What’s a better job perk than having every Friday off? Companies […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The Top 5 DEI Workplace Trends for 2023

January 30, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Much has changed within the workplace over the last several years as companies have become increasingly dispersed, more dependent on ever-changing technology, and are adapting to new, dynamic work environments. Because of this, we will continue to see more trends […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

EEOC Releases Updated Guidance on ADA Requirements for Individuals with Hearing Disabilities in the Workplace

January 30, 2023

Via: JD Supra

On January 24, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released updated guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to job applicants and employees with hearing disabilities. The guidance provides information about hearing conditions as a disability […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Releases New Guidance on Pay Data Reporting: 4 Key Changes for Employers to Note

January 25, 2023

Via: JD Supra

California employers with at least 100 employees are likely familiar with the pay data reporting requirements that were enacted in 2020. Recent amendments under SB 1162, however, make some significant changes for 2023. You may have noticed that SB 1162’s […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

Why a Proper Digital Marketing Strategy Is a Financial Advisor’s Secret Weapon

January 24, 2023

Via: Entrepreneur

You’ve done a lot to build your brand as a financial advisor. Your business is prominently displayed on bus benches, billboards and even at local little league sports games — but now, you could be missing the bigger opportunity. The […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

What Is Percentage Depletion for Taxes?

January 24, 2023

Via: Fit Small Business

Percentage depletion is a tax provision that helps independent producers and royalty owners account for the reduction of a nonrenewable mineral resource, such as oil, gold, and iron, and to recover the associated cost. Another option for depletion is the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

State Comprehensive Privacy Law Update for 2023

January 23, 2023

Via: JD Supra

The new year has already seen a flurry of state privacy law activity, with legislators in at least nine states (Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee) proposing new comprehensive privacy legislation. Some states’ bills represent […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

2023 Privacy and Data Security Preview

January 23, 2023

Via: JD Supra

2022 proved to be an historic year for privacy and data security. Connecticut and Utah joined the list of states that have now passed comprehensive data privacy laws, bringing the total to five (5) states. For the first time, federal […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

Telemarketing Lead Generators: How Many “Marketing Partners” Is Too Many?

January 19, 2023

Via: LexBlog

For years, lead generators have obtained telephone numbers for their clients to call by obtaining the consumer’s consent to receive calls from certain entities specifically identified by the lead generator. A typical model uses language that asks for the consumer’s […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

6 Master Sales and Marketing Tips for Tech Companies in the 2023 Downturn

January 18, 2023

Via: Entrepreneur

1. Keep pricing and quotas reasonable Many companies try to raise their prices or sales quotas when they hit challenging times, but this is usually unwise. Companies need to recognize that customers feel the pinch just as much as they […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Sudden Illness at Work Can Trigger FMLA Obligations

January 18, 2023

Via: SHRM

Because employees spend a lot of time at work, it’s not uncommon for medical emergencies and flare-ups of chronic conditions to occur at the workplace. Workers may experience events like heart attacks, hernias, fainting, asthma attacks or acute appendicitis. If […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Do I Really Have To Pay My Interns? What Business Owners Need to Know About Internships and Labor Laws

January 17, 2023

Via: Entrepreneur

Internships are a great way for students to build new skills and gain experience. Although interns are often unpaid, internship programs are still subject to federal and state labor laws. Whether you are a new startup or a seasoned business […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

COVID-19 Legal Check-Up: Where Are We Now?

January 17, 2023

Via: JD Supra

With the onset of the COVID-19 XBB.1.5 variant, more employees are in need of time off from work this winter to recover from unfortunate illness. Below is a quick update for employers on the current state of COVID-19 paid leave […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Case Clarifies When Employees Can Strike

January 11, 2023

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Jan. 10 for a case that could shed light on when workers can strike. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) gives workers the right to strike, but those protections don’t apply if […]