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  • Blogs
    |September 30, 2022

    The emergence of “collectives” in the world of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) has raised the questions of whether these entities seeking 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) are actually public charities and if donations to these collective entities should be considered tax-deductible.

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  • Blogs
    |September 29, 2022

    On September 15, 2022, California Governor Newsom signed the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (the Act). This Act, scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2024, is the first state law to require heightened standards for businesses’ collection and use of the personal information of California individuals under the age of 18. Currently the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects data of minors who are under the age of 13.

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  • Blogs
    |September 29, 2022

    New York City has, until now, stood apart from the rest of the country by holding tight to its mandate that all private businesses require their employees to be vaccinated if they are working in the office. Many employers will be pleased to learn of Mayor Eric Adams’ recent announcement that, effective November 1, 2022, private businesses in the City will no longer be required to mandate their employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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  • Blogs
    |September 28, 2022

    Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released its revised Case Processing Manual (CPM). The OCR often enforces civil rights laws and handles investigations of our nation’s schools. The CPM identifies the policies and procedures that the OCR relies on when investigating and resolving complaints. The revised CPM makes several notable changes and suggests that the OCR will take a more aggressive stance moving forward on complaints it receives.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |September 28, 2022

    In part one of this three-part series, we focused on the losses and coverage issues that arose in the insurance industry as a result of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. In part two, we focus on a key developing issue for the insurance industry: the availability of insurance to Russian corporations and/or companies doing business with or in Russia.

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  • Blogs
    |September 27, 2022

    Employment law compliance continues to be an active risk mitigation area for film production companies and producers on film projects. This post covers three important considerations to help limit exposure before the cameras start rolling.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |September 27, 2022

    In Three Aces Towing, Inc. d/b/a Three Aces Storage, Cause No. 21-0652, ___SW3d ___, (Tex. 2022), the Texas Supreme Court reversed a decision from the state’s Fourteenth Court of Appeals to impose liability on a business owner who assisted in the offloading of a portable storage unit, finding that the owner’s duty of care ended prior to the accident.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |September 26, 2022

    On September 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Eliminating Limits to Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims Act (the Act), Public Law No. 117-176, which amended 18 U.S. Code sec. 2255 and eliminated any statute of limitations for federal civil claims related to sex abuse crimes against minors, including forced labor, sex trafficking, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. 

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  • Blogs
    |September 22, 2022

    On August 26, 2022, a putative class action brought on behalf of over 100 employees of a healthcare clinic, challenging the clinic’s policy requiring that its employees either receive COVID-19 vaccines or be tested twice weekly for the virus, was dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The court rejected the claim that the employer’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements constituted religious discrimination.

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  • Blogs
    |September 20, 2022

    Businesses are constantly targeted by criminals attempting to gain access to information that will allow them to fraudulently divert wire transfers. This fraud often occurs after the criminal has compromised the email account of someone in the company who can approve such transfers, taking over communications with customers and vendors. This exploit has become a multibillion-dollar criminal business model. But can those funds be recovered? And how can you protect yourself from such attacks?

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