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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

The Development of AI and Protecting Student Data Privacy

February 22, 2024

Via: JD Supra

During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were forced to pivot from in-person education to online learning, many using the billions of dollars of federal government pandemic aid to invest in EdTech, software, and other technology. EdTech’s rapid adoption quickly became a […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California Attorney General Announces Second Public CCPA Enforcement Settlement

February 21, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On February 21, 2024, the California Attorney General announced that it had reached a settlement with a company, resolving allegations that the company violated the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA). This is only […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California Privacy Protection Agency to Begin Enforcement Activities

February 21, 2024

Via: JD Supra

After a successful appeal of a June ruling, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) is authorized to begin immediate enforcement of privacy regulations developed, and expanded, under the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA). Any company that has been […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DEI Under Scrutiny, Part V: Proposed Utah Bill Would Have Extended Restrictions on DEI to Private Employers’ Training Programs

February 20, 2024

Via: JD Supra

States across the United States have been taking up or passing laws to prohibit diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and programming in public schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions, but a bill recently considered by Utah lawmakers raised concerns […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Profit-Sharing Arrangement Tied To Employer’s Overall Profits Not Subject to Massachusetts Wage Act

February 20, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Employers with Massachusetts-based employees know that the Massachusetts Wage Act (the “Wage Act”), with its strict liability and automatic treble damages and attorneys’ fees, is a powerful and exacting statute with which they must comply. Powerful as it may be […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Dutch Data Protection Authority Fines Uber

February 20, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Authorities opened an investigation after Uber drivers in France sent complaints to the French privacy protection commission, the CNIL. The CNIL transferred the handling of the complaints to the Dutch Data Protection Authority, since Uber BV is incorporated in the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

CFPB seeks approval for new auto finance data collection

February 19, 2024

Via: LexBlog

The CFPB recently published a notice in the Federal Register indicating that it is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of additional auto finance data pursuant to its authority under the Dodd-Frank Act […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Update: Part Deux! New FTC Rulemaking Proposal

February 19, 2024

Via: LexBlog

As we discussed last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has increased its focus and its enforcement related to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), especially in the educational context. Now the FTC is taking further steps to secure […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Union Petitions Spike in 2022 and 2023, Ogletree Deakins NLRB Data Tracking Shows

February 19, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Labor organizing activity rose over the past two years with nearly as many representation election (RC) petitions filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from 2022 through 2023 as the previous three years, while the average time to close […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The Department of Labor Issues New Final Rule for Independent Contractor Classification

February 14, 2024

Via: National Law Review

On January 10, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its final rule that revises its guidance regarding the standard for assessing whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Connecticut Attorney General Issues Report on the First Six Months of the Connecticut Data Privacy Act – Highlighting Enforcement Priorities

February 14, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General (“CT AG”) has released its first report on enforcement of the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (“CTDPA”), revealing its focus on companies’ privacy policies, protections of “sensitive data” (such as genetic, biometric and geolocation […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

FTC Proposes Updates to COPPA Rule

February 14, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On January 18, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) discussed its long-anticipated proposed changes for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) in an open meeting. Released in a notice of proposed rulemaking the month prior, these proposed changes would […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Non-Compete Clarity: California Employers Must Provide Notice of Non-Competes to Employees By February 14, 2024

February 12, 2024

Via: JD Supra

New California laws intended to strengthen the state’s long-standing ban on non-competition agreements are set to create immediate headaches for employers in the state that have, or plan to, impose non-compete or non-solicit clauses on their employees in the Golden […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

CCPA/CPRA enforcement delay overturned

February 12, 2024

Via: JD Supra

In an opinion filed on Friday, California’s Third District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court ruling that postponed until the end of March the enforcement of regulations promulgated pursuant to the California Privacy Rights Act. The CPRA amended the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Is the Video Privacy Protection Act Losing its Allure?

February 9, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Anyone following trends in consumer class action litigation will know that consumer privacy was a primary focus of the plaintiff’s bar in 2023. And there are no signs this uptick in consumer privacy claims is slowing any time soon. Although […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

New Texas law prohibits COVID-19 vaccine mandates by private employers

February 8, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s latest push against vaccine mandates takes form in a new law now in force in the Lone Star State. Senate Bill 7 prohibits private employers from adopting or enforcing certain COVID-19 vaccine mandates. SB 7 directly […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

2024 Workplace Trends: AI, RTO and More

February 8, 2024

Via: JD Supra

It has been almost four years since the COVID-19 pandemic sent the American labor market and workplace into a tailspin, revolutionizing work overnight. In 2024, change remains the constant: As the domestic labor market continues to boom, employers and employees […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Understanding PIPA: Defining Its Scope and Starting to Prepare

February 8, 2024

Via: JD Supra

In the first part of this series we discussed why data and privacy legislation has developed and its purpose. We also provided a brief introduction to Bermuda’s privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection Act 2016 (“PIPA”). While the substantive provisions […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

GenAI & the Workforce

February 7, 2024

Via: LexBlog

A must-read report entitled “Generative Artificial Intelligence and the Workforce” was released last week by The Burning Glass Institute and SHRM. This report was also featured in an article in The New York Times. This report is interesting for the […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Florida Joins California in Adopting Ethical Guidelines for Attorney’s Use of Generative AI

February 7, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The Florida State Bar recently adopted an advisory opinion meant to provide attorneys with guidance on how to use generative artificial intelligence (“GenAI”) without running afoul of ethics rules. In doing so, Florida becomes one of the first state bars […]