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hemp, hemp-derived products, marijuana, cannabis
Effective June 6, 2019, the United States Postal Service (USPS) revised its rules and regulations to provide new mailing standards for hemp and... Read More >
immigration, USCIS, legal responsibilities of sponsors of aliens
USCIS Acting Director Cuccinelli tweeted June 14 that “@USCIS took action to further @POTUS directive to enforce the legal... Read More >
Congress Taxpayer First Act
Although plagued by delays and other challenges, the IRS Whistleblower Reward Program has achieved some success in encouraging... Read More >
Machine Learning in Hiring
More and more organizations are beginning to use or expand their use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools and services in the workplace. Despite AI... Read More >
health care 2020
This is a continuation of our attempt to analyze the various single payor health care proposals that are being made during this election cycle. More... Read More >
health care blockchain
As the excitement around blockchain technology continues to grow in the healthcare sector, there is an increasing realization that blockchain has the... Read More >
Amazon Prime Air, a Amazon Prime Air drone design revealed
Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, announced Amazon Prime Air, a delivery-by-drone initiative more than five years ago, and last week, Amazon revealed more... Read More >
US-Mexico Immigration Tariff Resolution
Putting all the hyperbole and posturing to one side, the recent agreement between Mexico and the U.S. which averted the tariffs can be found in the U... Read More >
If you maintain a qualified retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or pension plan, that covers more... Read More >
Employers Win Against Non-Employee Union Organizers
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an employer-friendly decision last Friday, giving... Read More >
NLRB Limits Access Rights To Public Spaces of Employers
On June 14, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) issued an important decision... Read More >
mining safety
On June 13, 2019, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced it had completed its... Read More >

Federal Court News

 State Schools Not Immune to IPR Proceedings

School may be out for the summer, but public colleges and universities would do well to spend their break shoring up strategies and defenses against potential inter partes review (“IPR”) proceedings. Last week the Federal Circuit ruled that...

RD Legal Funding Files Opening Brief with CFPB

RD Legal Funding has filed its opening brief in the Second Circuit, where the CFPB and New...

Seventh Circ Obesity Alone Not ADA Disability

As we previously reported here, the issue of whether obesity is a legally-protected impairment is complex,...

No Access to California Wage-and-Hour Laws for OCS Platform Worker

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an outer continental shelf (OCS) drilling platform worker could not claim under California state wage-and-hour laws. ...

State Court News

Nevada Paid Time Off  Mandated

On June 13, 2019, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed ...

West Virginia Reverses Delegation Clause in Rent A  Center Employment Suit

Petitioners, two Rent-A-Center entities, moved to compel arbitration of a lawsuit by Anita Ellis alleging that Rent-A-Center unlawfully terminated her employment for seeking workers’ compensation benefits. At the time she was...


Mexico Protection From Workplace Psychosocial Risks Rule

Globalization, technology developments, and the world’s economy, among other factors, have changed our day-to-day dynamics and have transformed the way we work. This means that employees must deal with emotions and...

Banks Developing Digital Blockchain Settlement System

Late last month, several of the world’s largest banks invested $50 million in a digital cash settlement project with the aim of developing a more efficient clearing and settlement system. The new technology, referred to as the ‘utility settlement...

European Union Flags

On June 3, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published a consultation paper on a draft opinion on sustainability within the Solvency II Directive, following a request from the European...