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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, 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

Your Business’s Mobile App Could Be Subject to California Attorney General Investigation

February 3, 2023

Via: SHRM

The California Attorney General just announced an investigative sweep of mobile apps that allegedly fail to meet the requirements of state data privacy law, meaning businesses that conduct business through apps need to immediately ensure they are compliant with the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Illinois legislature passes Paid Leave for All Workers Act

February 3, 2023

Via: JD Supra

On January 10, 2023, the Illinois legislature passed SB 208, also known as the Paid Leave for All Workers Act, a bill that provides paid leave to virtually all Illinois employees. Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign the bill […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The proposed FTC rule to ban non-compete clauses: What California employers need to know

February 2, 2023

Via: JD Supra

As if California statutory and case law limiting non-competition clauses was not complicated enough, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) now has entered the fray. Based on the current proposed FTC rules, the law in California on restrictions of non-competes may […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Pay Equity in Washington: Pay Transparency Comes to The Evergreen State

February 2, 2023

Via: LexBlog

On January 1, 2023, Washington joined the growing list of states requiring pay transparency in job postings. Amendments (the “Amendments”) to the Washington State Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (the “EPOA”) require covered employers to disclose pay range, benefits, and […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Tax Considerations for Cross-Border SPACs

February 1, 2023

Via: JD Supra

SPACs, or special acquisition corporations, were all the rage in 2020 and 2021, including investors such as sports icons and media moguls. Also referred to as “blank-check companies,” SPACs offer an alternative way for private firms to go public and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

New Workplace Protections For Pregnant And Nursing Moms

January 27, 2023

Via: JD Supra

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (“CAA”) (the $1.7 trillion government funding bill) includes provisions that provide Federal workplace protections for pregnant and nursing moms.[1] When President Biden signed the CAA on December 29, 2022, two new laws went into […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The First Circuit Takes a Deeper Look into Employee Exemption Decisions

January 25, 2023

Via: JD Supra

On January 11, 2023, the First Circuit (the federal Court of Appeals covering MA, RI, NH, ME and Puerto Rico) issued its decision in Walsh v. Unitil Service Corp., which scrutinized an employer’s evaluation of whether its employees qualified as […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

The Evergreen privacy programme – myth or reality?

January 23, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Though perhaps falling short of being a universally accept­ed one, it is a truth that any organisation processing per­sonal data needs a privacy programme. But how best should an internal compli­ance framework be structured in order to keep apace with […]


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 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Under the Radar Laws Expand Protections for Pregnant Employees in the Workplace

January 20, 2023

Via: National Law Review

As part of the bill funding the federal government, President Biden signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act). These relatively unknown laws are important pieces of legislation carrying with […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

2023 Privacy and Data Security Preview

January 20, 2023

Via: LexBlog

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 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Connecticut Proposes Legislation to Increase Salary Transparency in Job Postings

January 20, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Connecticut recently proposed legislation (Proposed H.B. No. 5243) that would “require employers to disclose salary ranges in all job postings.” In 2021, Connecticut was one of the first states to enact a pay transparency law requiring employers to disclose to […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Australia Passes Comprehensive Workplace Reform: 12 Key Updates Employers Should Note

January 20, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Employers in Australia are facing the most comprehensive workplace relations reform in more than a decade and will need to ensure they update their policies and practices to account for key changes. Australia’s Fair Work Act 2009 was a landmark […]


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, Employment & Labor

Illinois Employers Subject to New Requirements in 2023

January 18, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Minimum Wage Increase An increase of the Illinois minimum wage took effect on January 1, 2023, raising the minimum wage to $13.00/hour within Illinois. Illinois has been on the path to a $15.00/hour minimum wage since 2019 when Governor J.B. […]


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, Employment & Labor

California Labor Agency Posts FAQs Relating to New Pay Scale Posting Requirements

January 13, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Employers posting jobs to be filled in California must now include a pay range in the posting under new requirements that took effect at the beginning of 2023. Senate Bill (SB) 1162, which was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in […]