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  • Blogs
    |June 14, 2021

    On May 11, 2021, New York City enacted the “Retirement Security for All Act” (Bill Nos. 888-A and 901-A). The law establishes a retirement savings program for private employers with five or more employees if those employers do not otherwise offer employees a retirement plan, such as a 401(K), 403(B), or defined benefit pension plan.

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  • Blogs
    |June 11, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace, with the most notable change surrounding acceptability of long-term remote work. An April 2020 Gallup survey found that whereas 31% of respondent U.S. workers reported that they worked remotely between March 16 and March 19, that number grew to 62% between March 30 and April 2. By April 2, 59% of respondents stated that they desired to work from home as much as possible in the future. 

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  • Blogs
    |June 10, 2021

    On June 8, 2021, the Colorado Senate passed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) which, upon approval by Colorado’s governor, will go into effect on July 1, 2023. The CPA follows in the tradition of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) by creating consumer rights and imposing requirements on businesses to guarantee greater protections over consumers’ personal data. 

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  • Newsletters
    |June 09, 2021
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  • Legal Alerts
    |June 09, 2021

    On April 29, 2021, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered its long-anticipated decision in Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Inc. v. Beemac Trucking LLC, et al., unanimously affirming that a no-hire agreement between a business entity and its service vendor was unenforceable because it constituted an unreasonable restraint on trade. The court’s ruling is illustrative of widespread resistance to enforce non-poaching agreements and highlights that Pennsylvania strongly disfavors such restrictions unless they are narrowly tailored.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |June 07, 2021

    As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues into summer, states are beginning to ease their coronavirus-related restrictions in favor of new, more flexible guidelines for vaccinated individuals. In a sampling of the similarities and differences in guidance, this alert covers recent changes in New York and Illinois.

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  • Blogs
    |June 07, 2021

    On Wednesday, June 2, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger released an open letter encouraging businesses within the private sector to adopt immediate protections against ransomware and other cybersecurity threats. The recommendations in the letter are helpful and highlight high-level lessons learned from the increasing frequency and severity of ransomware attacks.

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  • Blogs
    |June 07, 2021

    On January 21, 2021, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy signed into law sweeping amendments to the New Jersey WARN Act, which could soon become the most expansive business closing/mass-layoff notification law in the nation. These amendments were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but could go into effect as early as September 11, 2021, so employers are encouraged to become familiar with the new requirements, outlined in this post.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |June 04, 2021

    Since the COVID-19 crisis began, New York’s legal community has been closely following developments regarding a series of Executive Orders issued by Governor Cuomo involving the suspension and/or tolling of legal deadlines during the 228-day period from March 20 to November 3, 2020. In particular, uncertainty had lingered as to whether these orders would effectively “toll” statutes of limitations and other legal deadlines, or alternatively, merely “suspend” them.

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  • Newsletters
    |June 03, 2021
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