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What Could the Ban on Non Compete Agreements Mean for the Technology Industry
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently turned its focus to employee noncompete... Read More >
USCIS to adjudicate Form I 539
On January 19, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security reached a Settlement Agreement... Read More >
Issues at Stake: Medicare Payment; Definition of Patient
This weekly series provides brief summaries to help you stay in the know on how 340B... Read More >
How Does Weather Affect Compensation
It is the heart of winter and, for some parts of the country, dangerous snow and ice... Read More >
digital assets are intangible personal property
The market for digital assets, such as cryptocurrency and nonfungible tokens (NFTs), all... Read More >
2023 Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Trends

An Increase in Extortion-Only Cyber Attacks – While ransomware attacks have been on the... Read More >

Federal Law News

ALJ turnover has led to significant changes in how Section 337 investigations are conducted

Over the past five years, five of the six Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) at the International Trade Commission (ITC) have retired and four new ALJs have been appointed. Former...

HHS publishes Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes

On January 5, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes” (the “...

January 25, 2023 US Executive Branch Update

This report provides a snapshot of the U.S. Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

8:30 a.m....

USCIS agrees to adjudicate Forms I-539 and I-765 for extensions of H-4 and L-2

On January 20, 2023, as part of a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in Edakunni v. Mayorkas, USCIS agreed to adjudicate Forms I-539 and I-765 for extensions of H-4 and L-2 spouses and employment authorization...

LIBOR ended and replaced by SOFR

On Friday, December 16, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) adopted Regulation ZZ to implement the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act (Act). The Act was approved by Congress on March 15, to address...

Filings Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act Sees Rise in Minimum Value

Beginning on 27 February 2023, the minimum value for transactions potentially requiring the filing of a Premerger Notification and Report Form under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR” Act) will rise to...

U.S. Supreme Court’s Refuses To Address Privileged Treatment Of Dual-Purpose Communications

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case involving a law firm specializing in international tax issues, including the practice of advising clients on the tax consequences of expatriation, raising the...

ISO and ESPP Filing Deadlines Quickly Approach


Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code requires corporations to file information returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and provide information statements to...


State Law News

Colorado Attorney General Announces Settlement over Unearned GAP Fees

On January 4, the Colorado Attorney General announced that his office entered into assurances of discontinuance (available here and ...

LG2 LLC v. American Dairy Queen Corp. Offers Guidance on Minnesota's Franchise Act

A case between a franchisor and franchisee in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota offers guidance on interpreting Minnesota’s Franchise Act. In LG2, LLC v....

New York trial court judge struck down the state’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

On January 17, 2023, a New York trial court judge struck down the state’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, ruling that the New York State Department of Health (DOH) acted outside its authority and noting that “the COVID-...

Delaware Court of Chancery Rules in Ainslie et al. v. Cantor Fitzgerald L.P.

On January 4, 2023, in Ainslie, et al. v. Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., the Delaware Court of Chancery invalidated the forfeiture-for-competition provision in the financial services company’s limited partnership agreement,...

Touchofmodern ECommerce Site is Facing its own FTSA Class Action

Well the Plaintiff’s bar is certainly back out and swinging.

Dozens of putative class actions have been filed in the last couple of weeks under either the TCPA or FTSA (or both.) Earlier this week I...


Czech employment law will see changes this year

The Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has proposed two draft Bills that will introduce major changes to...

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Singapore Launches Model Clause To Assist With SICC Designation

When companies are embroiled in a dispute, what they want are justice and efficiency. Otherwise, justice delayed is...

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USMCA Resolves Core Parts Requirement Dispute

In July 2020, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) marked a turning point for North American cross-border trade,...

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Mexico Tightens Food and Drink Label Restrictions

On September 8, 2022, the Federal Executive ordered the publication of a Decree amending, adding, and revoking...

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Mexico Advertising Regulations For General Health Law

On September 8, 2022, the Reform Bill was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation, by which several...

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