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  • Blogs
    |November 24, 2021

    On November, 18, 2021, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a joint final rule to establish computer-security incident notification requirements for banking organizations and their bank service providers. The final rule's new definition narrows the focus to those incidents most likely to materially and adversely affect BOs, while still retaining general consistency with the NIST definition.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |November 24, 2021

    Earlier this month, OSHA issued emergency workplace safety rules requiring businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees are vaccinated or submit to regular COVID-19 testing. In response, on November 18, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law four bills passed during a special session of the Florida legislature, which limit employers’ ability to impose COVID-19 vaccine mandates and prohibit school districts from adopting a mask mandate or requiring asymptomatic students that have been exposed to COVID-19 to quarantine and require Florida to set up its own OSHA program.

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  • Newsletters
    |November 22, 2021
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  • Blogs
    |November 18, 2021

    Many employers have already acted wisely by adopting policies to advise their employees that the employer reserves the right to engage in electronic monitoring of employee communications by phone and email, as well as employee internet access and usage. Effective May 7, 2022, New York employers will be obligated to adopt and enforce such policies if they do engage in such monitoring.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |November 17, 2021

    Our recent alert described the OSHA emergency temporary standard (ETS) – promulgated on November 5, 2021 – requiring vaccinations or testing by employers with at least 100 employees, which was issued in response to President Biden’s directive of September 9. We advised as to the planned dates by which covered employers had to become compliant, as well as the measures required to achieve compliance. However, OSHA has announced a suspension of activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS in light of the November 12 decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to stay the ETS.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |November 17, 2021

    On November 16, 2021, with broad bipartisan support, the U.S. Senate confirmed Jonathan Kanter as the new Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) by a vote of 68-29. Mr. Kanter’s confirmation marks another step in the Biden Administration’s commitment to more vigorous enforcement of U.S. antitrust laws.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |November 17, 2021

    A Charlotte, North Carolina federal jury recently returned a $10 million verdict in punitive damages in favor of a white male executive who was fired and replaced by a minority and a white woman. The case, Duvall v. Novant Health, Inc., was tried in the Western District of North Carolina. The jury returned its verdict after reviewing evidence that Novant, a major hospital system, terminated a high-level executive after adopting a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiative program with racial and gender “targets” to implement a national hospital system diversity program. 

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  • Blogs
    |November 17, 2021

    On October 5, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law legislation that provides new protections for persons aged 70 and older under the umbrella of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD). The new law is designed to enable older workers to “retire by their own volition” and protect their financial independence. The law is effective immediately.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |November 16, 2021

    On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package into law, providing significant funding for renewable energy and electric vehicle infrastructure, including lithium-ion battery storage and recycling technology, along with funding for transportation, electric grid, broadband, and water infrastructure upgrades.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |November 15, 2021

    On September 22, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law several employment-related bills, which are set to go into effect January 1, 2022. This alert contains a summary of those new laws, which impact abitration fees, warehouse distribution centers, farmworkers, optometrists, and more.

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