With the enactment of the amendments to the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Act, the Connecticut Department of Labor issued an updated guidance, along with an updated poster, for employers.
The amendments, which became...more
Two bills recently introduced in the Colorado Senate propose to change Colorado’s construction defect claims process.
If passed, Senate Bill 15-177 would amend Colorado’s Common Interest Ownership Act, C.R.S. §...more
On February 17, Governor Steve Bullock of Montana signed S.B. 98 into law, which amends the Montana Mortgage Act to clarify licensing requirements. Among other things, the revised Montana Mortgage Act (i) modifies education...more
On February 26, 2014, the Amended DC Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “Act”) goes into effect and imposes several new obligations on Washington, DC employers. The Act makes sweeping changes to notice and recordkeeping...more
In 2013 and again in 2015, California amended its disorderly conduct statute to include instances of “revenge porn.” See Pen C §647(j)(4). The first convictions are coming down with more likely to follow....more
Taxing districts in Cook County may see a slight increase in the funds they receive because of a new type of collection referred to as an Exemption Waiver Distribution. This new collection was established by an amendment to...more
Effective February 27, 2015, a number of noteworthy amendments to New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) go into effect. By way of background, the WTPA is designed to prevent employers from failing to pay workers’ wages...more
After the US elections in November 2014, Congress passed two amendments to provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) – the so-called “swaps push-out rule” and the “Collins...more
The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission [“SEEC”] has issued its first ruling interpreting the 2013 amendment to Connecticut General Statutes Section 9-369b, the state law that prohibits the use of public funds...more
Major Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") Amendments -
Public Act 563 of 2014 ("Act 563") amends the FOIA to impose a number of new regulations on public bodies. All municipalities will need to review their FOIA...more
The Pennsylvania Legislature enacted extensive changes to Title 56 of the Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries Code affecting powers of attorney, effective as of January 1, 2015. The amendments create a number of issues for...more
Notwithstanding the intent of the North Carolina legislature, a federal court ruled that the state’s recently amended law exempting groundwater contamination suits from a 10-year statute of repose did not save a latent toxic...more
On February 5 the White House big data and privacy working group released an “Interim Progress Report” (hereinafter “the Interim Report”) summarizing its “progress in furthering the majority of the recommendations made” in...more
The federal government has announced certain amendments to the federal Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) legislation which covers suppliers of hazardous chemicals in Canada. The purpose of the...more
On December 16, 2014, amendments to the Canadian Patent Act contained in Bill C-43, known as the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2, received Royal Assent.
The amendments seek to fulfill Canada's undertakings to...more
On Jan. 7, 2015, then-Governor Deval Patrick signed the Parental Leave Act into law, extending parental leave to male employees in connection with the birth or adoption of a child. The amendment – which becomes effective on...more
In recent months, we have reported on some significant amendments to Illinois employment laws on the horizon for 2015. Now that 2015—and these new requirements—are in full swing, we thought a brief recap and reminder of two...more
Before the newly enacted statutory amendment, 10 Delaware Code Section 8106(c), parties could shorten, but were not permitted to lengthen, an applicable limitations period by contract because an extension of the statute of...more
On 4 November 2014 the Russian President signed Federal Law ? 343-FZ to amend the Law on foreign investments into strategic sectors (the “Law”)1 and certain other legislative acts.
The amendments entered into force on...more
California S.B. 568, “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World” (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22580-22581) took effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Enacted as an amendment to CalOPPA, the law contains two main provisions: 1)...more
The effective date of the Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, August 1, 2015, is rapidly approaching. The following materials are available to implement the Act...more
On January 7, 2015, then-Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law An Act Relative to Parental Leave (the Parental Leave Act or the PLA), which amends the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (the MMLA). The PLA will...more
On January 29, 2015, the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) published the final anti-human trafficking rule amending the current...more
The Eleventh Circuit has recently issued an opinion clarifying the 2010 amendments to the False Claims Act (“FCA”) and its “public disclosure bar,” which prohibits suits based on information already publicly disclosed. In...more
On December 30, 2014, former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a revised version of an eavesdropping statute that the Illinois Supreme Court had struck down as unconstitutionally overbroad last March. Under the...more
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