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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Court Broadly Defines Protected Activity Under California Whistleblower Protection Act

February 7, 2023

Via: SHRM

An employee who alleged that he was fired for disclosing violations of federal law to his supervisor and to a third-party contractor could go forward with his claim for retaliation under the California Whistleblower Protection Act, a federal appeals court […]


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 […]


Know Your Rights

Is It Legal To Gamble With Other People’s Money?

February 2, 2023

Via: FindLaw

Two Minnesota men are under investigation for collecting fees to gamble in casinos on behalf of others. The scheme in question, according to the Minnesota Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division, involves a suburban Minneapolis man, sometimes aided by his brother, […]


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 […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations, Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

More digital advertising and data tax legislation introduced

January 26, 2023

Via: LexBlog

New York and Massachusetts are the latest states to introduce tax legislation targeting digital advertising and data collection. Like the similar bills introduced earlier in Connecticut, New York, and Indiana, proposals similar to these latest New York and Massachusetts bills […]


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, Employment & Labor

Compliance Checklist for Employers with Out-of-State Remote Employees

January 19, 2023

Via: JD Supra

1. Business Registration Requirements Employers must always evaluate whether hiring an employee in a given state means the employer is “conducting business” in that state. The answer to this query varies state-by-state but often depends on the employee’s role within […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions: Top 7 Wage and Hour Mistakes for Hospitality Employers to Avoid

January 19, 2023

Via: JD Supra

1. Donating the Proceeds of The Tip Jar While the concept is benevolent (hey, who doesn’t like donating to a noteworthy charity?), it’s risky to divert tips that are owed to employees to any source other than the employees themselves. […]


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

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

But Wait, There’s More – Additional Labor Law Developments You Need to Know About

January 12, 2023

Via: JD Supra

While we continue to absorb the impact of the National Labor Relations Board’s recent expansion of its authority to include awards for consequential damages in unfair labor practice (ULP) cases, there are other significant pro-union decisions and directives that need […]


Know Your Rights

Students’ Rights at School

January 9, 2023

Via: FindLaw

First Amendment Right to Free Speech The Bill of Rights is made up of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution (But you knew that already, right?), including the First Amendment. In 1969, the Supreme Court decided that the […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

The Top 5 “Hottest” Alabama Tax Cases in the Past Year

January 9, 2023

Via: JD Supra

We summarize here what we believe are the top 5 Alabama tax cases decided in the past year that would interest our CPA readers. Not surprisingly, almost all are Alabama Tax Tribunal rulings, so in those instances we deleted that […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Puerto Rico Adds Legal Protections for Interns, Right to Paid Internships

December 29, 2022

Via: JD Supra

The Puerto Rico Fair Internships Act, Act No. 114-2022 (Act 114), seeks to protect students and recent graduates by guaranteeing paid internships and establishing other legal rights for interns. The law follows one passed in September 2022 to expand coverage […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

New York State enacts broad wage transparency law

December 29, 2022

Via: JD Supra

As we detailed in a recent Thomson Reuters article, wage transparency laws have become the latest trend in US workplace-related legislation. Such laws have, to date, been enacted in noteworthy locales such as California, Colorado and New York City. On […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

The New Year Brings New Data Privacy Obligations

December 23, 2022

Via: JD Supra

On Jan. 1, 2023, both the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and Virginia Consumer Data Privacy Act (VCDPA) come into effect, introducing new and updated data privacy and security obligations to covered entities. As these acts will apply to private […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Announces Increases in 2023 Pennsylvania Statewide Average Weekly Wage and Compensation Rate Schedule

December 14, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, Pennsylvania workers who are out of work due to a work-related injury do not receive one hundred percent of their wages. Instead, they receive as compensation a portion of their wages as set forth […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

How the Dems’ new Senate majority will affect tax policy

December 12, 2022

Via: POLITICO

LOOKING TO THE 118th CONGRESS: The Congressional deck was reshuffled in interesting and unexpected ways last week, with Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) notching a win in Georgia’s run-off on Dec. 6 and, later in the week, Arizona’s Sen. Kyrsten Sinema […]