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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 […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Michigan Court of Appeals holds MBT business loss carryforward cannot be claimed on taxpayer’s first corporate income tax return

February 6, 2023

Via: LexBlog

On January 19, 2023, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that a taxpayer, transitioning from the Michigan Business Tax (MBT) to the Corporate Income Tax (CIT), cannot claim prior MBT business losses on its first CIT return. For tax years […]


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 […]


Know Your Rights

School Suspension and Student Rights

February 2, 2023

Via: FindLaw

Getting suspended from school might not sound that bad sometimes. After all, school days are long, so what’s wrong with a little vacay from the school year every now and then? However, out-of-school suspensions likely become part of your permanent […]


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 […]


Know Your Rights

What Can You Do About a Neighbor’s Annoying Second-Hand Pot Smoke?

January 31, 2023

Via: FindLaw

People who have never visited states where marijuana is legal might imagine them as places where pot smokers loll about in public parks or street corners as they toke away on shared joints. If so, they’re wrong. Even though 21 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

BAG decision on the obligation of German employers to record working hours

January 31, 2023

Via: LexBlog

At the end of 2022, the German Federal Labor Court (BAG) published a decision stating that employers are obliged to introduce a system for recording the total working hours of their employees (BAG, 1 ABR 22/21). Up to now, the […]


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 […]


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, Employment & Labor

National Safety Council Releases Workplace Violence Resources for Employers

January 26, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the wake of increased employee mental health concerns and mass shootings across the country, employers looking to create or enhance a workplace violence program can look to the National Safety Council (NSC), which released a series of […]


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 […]


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

Changes and novelties in the field of Data Protection 2022

January 25, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Below, find the latest and most recent changes in Data Protection in 2022: 1. Decree 255 of 2022 (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism) – Binding Corporate Rules: On February 23, 2022, in order to promote legal certainty and the […]


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

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 […]


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 […]