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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Minnesota Joins the Ranks: Enacting the Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act

June 17, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On May 24, 2024, Governor Walz signed the recently passed Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act (“MCDPA” or “the Act”), making Minnesota the nineteenth state to enact a comprehensive data privacy law.  The MCDPA, effective July 31, 2025, provides robust protections […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

New York State Takes the Lead in Introducing Paid Prenatal Leave for Medical Appointments of Pregnant Employees

June 13, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Starting from January 1, 2025, employers will be obligated to offer 20 hours of paid prenatal personal leave within a 52-week calendar period to pregnant employees for healthcare services related to their pregnancy. The obligation to offer this leave is […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Legal Update: Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law Gets Major Overhaul: Who’s Covered, What Qualifies, and More

June 12, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On May 21, 2024, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed legislation expanding Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave law beginning January 1, 2025. The new legislation expands the scope of employers covered by the law, increases the number of employees eligible for leave, and broadens […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Making Sense of New York’s Estate Tax “Cliff”

June 11, 2024

Via: National Law Review

In addition to the federal estate tax, which may be levied upon a decedent’s estate, New York imposes a separate state estate tax regime. Generally a decedent’s estate is subject to the New York State estate tax if such decedent […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

AI-Empowered HR: Crafting Compliance in the Digital Age

June 10, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has released a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) guiding employers on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in human resources activities. The FAB focuses on how the use of AI can cause […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Passing Assets and Accounts to Your Heirs Is About To Become Much More Difficult

June 6, 2024

Via: JD Supra

If you are in the process of long-term estate planning or updating an existing estate plan, the process for passing assets and accounts to your heirs is about to become much more difficult and expensive. Presently, each individual can pass […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act aka the EEOC’s New Baby

June 5, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), the newest member of the family of federal anti-discrimination laws, is almost one year old! Instead of inviting employers over for cake and photo ops, after one year of accepting charges of discrimination under […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Minnesota Enacts Comprehensive Consumer Data Privacy Law

June 4, 2024

Via: JD Supra

To whom does the Minnesota Act apply? The Minnesota Act imposes obligations on “controllers” – individuals or legal entities that determine the purpose and means of processing personal data – who either conduct business in the state of Minnesota or […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

A little Tax Court momentum

June 3, 2024

Via: POLITICO

Presidential administrations of both parties have made it a priority to fill vacancies up and down the judiciary in recent years. Except, maybe, when it comes to the U.S. Tax Court. As it stands, six of the Tax Court’s 19 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Workplace Law Update: 10 Essential Items on Your June To-Do List

June 3, 2024

Via: JD Supra

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law, especially since the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace. In order to ensure you stay on top of the latest changes and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies that Amendments to Wage Payment Law and Wage and Hour Law Are Prospective

May 30, 2024

Via: LexBlog

In Maia v. IEW Construction Group, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided a critical issue in employer’s favor regarding the “look-back” periods and availability of liquidated damages under New Jersey’s Wage and Hour Law (WHL) and Wage Payment Law (WPL). […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL’s guidance on use of AI in hiring and employment

May 29, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On April 24, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance on how employers should navigate the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in hiring and employment practices. The DOL emphasized that eliminating humans from the processes entirely could result […]


Know Your Rights

Legal Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims: Steps to Take After an Incident

May 28, 2024

Via: National Law Review

Michigan has over 255,000 registered motorcycles, which is not a large figure for its population. In fact, Michigan is in the lower half of the states in terms of motorcycle ownership per 100,000 residents. Its motorcycle accident rates are not […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

What are the tax Aspects of Prenuptial Agreements in Israel?

May 28, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Contrary to popular belief, the purpose of signing a prenuptial agreement is not just to dictate the division of property in the event of divorce. Signing a prenuptial agreement can also provide significant tax advantages to a couple during their […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Energy Tax Credits – Final Regulations on Transferability and Guidance on Domestic Content

May 23, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The Treasury Department and IRS recently issued final regulations on the transfer of certain credits to implement the transferability provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which take effect on July 1, 2024. Moreover, on May 16, 2024, the IRS […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Do Your Employees Feel Safe? Here’s How to Create a Psychologically Safe Workplace

May 22, 2024

Via: Entrepreneur

You may have heard of psychological safety. It is an important element in positive team dynamics, particularly as it relates to fostering a supportive, productive and innovative company culture. Harvard Business School professor and researcher Amy C. Edmondson first coined […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL Issues Guidance to Agency Staff on Employers’ Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

May 21, 2024

Via: National Law Review

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has published a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) on the application of federal labor standards to employers’ use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other automated systems in the workplace. Bulletins provide […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Privacy Comes to the Bluegrass State: Kentucky Enacts a Comprehensive Data Privacy Law

May 21, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On April 4, Governor Andy Beshear signed the Kentucky Consumer Data Protection Act (KCDPA), making Kentucky the fifteenth state to enact a comprehensive data privacy law. Set to go into effect on January 1, 2026, the KCDPA largely conforms to […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

A tax vote incoming

May 20, 2024

Via: POLITICO

The House now is scheduled to vote on Tuesday on a measure that would give tax relief to disaster victims. If that seems quick — well, it was. Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) just announced on Thursday that his discharge petition […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Maryland Governor Signs New Law Restricting Non-Competes for Healthcare and Veterinary Professionals: 5 Key Takeaways For Employers

May 16, 2024

Via: JD Supra

A new Maryland law will significantly restrict employers from using non-competition agreements for many healthcare and veterinary professionals. Gov. Wes Moore signed the legislation into law on April 25 – just two days after the federal government announced a ban […]