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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

European Union set to ban forced labour products

September 23, 2022

Via: JD Supra

On September 14, 2022, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published its legislative proposal for a regulation prohibiting products made with forced labour on the European Union (EU) market1. The legislative proposal aims to prohibit producers, manufacturers and suppliers from placing […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

What Is the Law of Large Numbers?

September 23, 2022

Via: Investopedia

The law of large numbers, in probability and statistics, states that as a sample size grows, its mean gets closer to the average of the whole population. This is due to the sample being more representative of the population as […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

New York State to Follow CDC Guidance on COVID-19 Quarantines

September 22, 2022

Via: SHRM

On Sept. 14, the New York State Department of Health updated its COVID-19 quarantine and isolation webpage to remove earlier written COVID-19 guidance and tables dated May 31. The webpage now states that New York is following the Aug. 24 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Fair Trials for Employees with Intellectual Disabilities

September 22, 2022

Via: LexBlog

We often think of a fair trial in terms of having an impartial judge and jury, effective assistance of counsel, the opportunity to present evidence and witnesses, and the ability to cross-examine the adversary’s witnesses and present rebuttal evidence. However, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California Privacy Rights Act Nudges State Closer to the GDPR

September 22, 2022

Via: LexBlog

After Europe blazed the trail by passing the sweeping General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in 2016, California followed closely in the footsteps of European efforts by passing the most comprehensive data privacy law in the United States, the California Consumer […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

California Issues Monkeypox Guidance for Employers

September 21, 2022

Via: SHRM

On Sept. 15, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) published guidance on protecting workers from monkeypox. The guidance applies to workplaces covered by the Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) standard, which includes healthcare facilities, medical transport, police, and public […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Human Rights Commission reacts to proposed migrant worker housing by-law in Kingsville

September 21, 2022

Via: Law Times

The Ontario Human Rights Commission recently reacted to a proposed housing by-law for migrant workers in Kingsville. In August 2021, the Kingsville Town Council passed an interim control by-law restricting off-site dwellings for temporary farm workers until a housing study […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education Definition

September 20, 2022

Via: Investopedia

IRS Publication 970 is a document published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that provides information on tax benefits available to students and families saving or paying for college. It explains the tax treatment for the most common forms of […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

Why B2B Companies Can’t Ignore the 5th P of Marketing — Payments

September 20, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

For decades, marketers have relied on the four Ps — price, product, promotion and place — as staples of strategic planning. In 1960, E. Jerome McCarthy proposed the four Ps in his book, Basic Marketing: A Managerial Approach, and they […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Law Will Protect Employees’ Use of Marijuana Outside Work

September 20, 2022

Via: SHRM

The California Legislature recently passed a bill prohibiting employers from penalizing workers for using marijuana during their off-work hours. Recreational use of marijuana has been legal in California since 2016. While off-duty use would be legally protected, the new bill […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

How Do Student Loans Factor Into Your Taxes?

September 19, 2022

Via: Investopedia

The student loan interest tax deduction is designed to reduce your taxable income, based on how much student loan interest you’ve paid during the year. It’s important to note that you don’t receive a deduction based on how much you’ve […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

What Is Indentured Servitude?

September 19, 2022

Via: Investopedia

What Is Indentured Servitude? Indentured servitude is a form of labor where an individual is under contract to work without a salary to repay an indenture or loan within a certain timeframe. Indentured servitude was popular in the United States […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL’s Proposed Form Revision Could Have Chilling Effect on Contractors

September 19, 2022

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed form revision calling for federal contractors that use “persuaders”—consultants or attorneys who inform employees about the possible effects of unionization—to be publicly identified. The proposal could result in fewer contractors […]


Know Your Rights

Weekly Briefs: ABA supports marriage equality law; Stanford offers new model for legal ed loans

September 16, 2022

Via: ABA Journal

ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross is calling on members of the U.S. Senate to vote for the Respect for Marriage Act, which the U.S. House of Representatives passed with significant bipartisan support in July. In a letter sent to senators Thursday, […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Biden Administration Issues Executive Order Defining Additional National Security Considerations for CFIUS

September 16, 2022

Via: LexBlog

On September 15, President Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) with the first ever formal Presidential direction to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee). The EO emphasizes the risks that the Committee should […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Sanctions/Export Highlights [As of September 15, 2022]

September 16, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Sanctions Designations: U.S. Designates Numerous Individuals and Entities: On September 15, 2022, the U.S. added a number of individuals and entities to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN”) List. The sanctions target Russia’s financial system, including the heads […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Labor Day 2022 Shows Union Activity at Highest Level in Decades

September 15, 2022

Via: National Law Review

Labor Day 2022 comes at an optimistic time for U.S. labor unions. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, representation petitions and elections were declining steadily. However, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election filings have increased by 58% in the first nine […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Privacy Tip #344 – Advocacy Groups Urge Senators to Advance Bills Protecting Children’s Data

September 15, 2022

Via: National Law Review

Provider groups and privacy advocates have joined together to put pressure on Congress to pass two bipartisan bills designed to bolster children and teens’ privacy. The Kids Online Safety Act (S. 3663) and the Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Wait – But the Disability Law Doesn’t Actually Say That!

September 15, 2022

Via: LexBlog

So awhile back, I wrote a blog post about DC laws that were passed but not implemented. But we just ran into the opposite issue – apparently DC has implemented a law that doesn’t – technically – exist! Let me […]


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. […]