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The California Public Utilities Commission Issues Proposed Decision on New Resource Adequacy Framework

On May 20, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) issued a proposed decision (PD) that would, among other things, adopt Southern California Edison’s (SCE) 24-hour-slice proposal as the new...more

Thomas Fox - Compliance Evangelist

Compliance Into The Weeds - DOJ Expectations for Compliance & CCOs

Compliance into the Weeds is the only weekly podcast that takes a deep dive into a compliance-related topic, literally going into the weeds to more fully explore a subject. This week, Matt and I take a deep dive into the...more

Thomas Fox - Compliance Evangelist

Daily Compliance News - May 25, 2022 - The $2,465 An Hour Edition

In today’s edition of Daily Compliance News: 1. Glencore settles for $15bn. (FCPABlog) 2. Bosses in the UK want ‘butts in seats. (FT) 3. BYN settles for lying about ESG. (Compliance Week) 4. J&J’s lawyer wants to charge...more

Clearview and ACLU Reach Settlement to Limit Access to Photo Database

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On May 9, Clearview AI (Clearview) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reached a settlement whereby Clearview agreed to a nationwide injunction blocking many private entities, and some public entities, from...more

The Hill Country Podcast - Loren Steffy - The Big Empty

Welcome to The Hill Country Podcast. The Texas Hill Country is one of the most beautiful places on earth. In this podcast, I visit the people and organizations that make these the most unique areas of Texas as a Hill Country...more

Supreme Court Rejects Prejudice Element of Waiver Analysis When Enforcing Agreements to Arbitrate

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The Supreme Court on May 23, 2022, in its decision in Morgan v. Sundance, Inc., rejected the “arbitration specific waiver rule demanding a showing of prejudice” to the party opposing the petition to enforce the arbitration...more

Surnames as Trademarks: Tips for Family Businesses

Choosing the right name is important when starting a business because the business name plays an important role in brand growth and perception. For many family-owned enterprises, business name and surname are inextricably and...more

La plus haute cour de l’Alberta déclare que la Loi sur l’évaluation d’impact du Canada est inconstitutionnelle

Le 20 mai 2022, la Cour d’appel de l’Alberta (la « Cour ») a rendu son avis dans le Renvoi relatif à la Loi sur l’évaluation d’impact (2022 ABCA 165) (en anglais seulement). Selon les juges majoritaires de la Cour, la Loi sur...more

Cal/OSHA Extends COVID-19 Regulations Through December 2022

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California’s Third Readopted COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) is now in effect and will remain effective until December 31, 2022. This latest iteration of the ETS remains substantively similar to earlier versions;...more

California Superior Court Strikes Down Director Diversity Mandate

On May 13, 2022, Judge Maureen Duffy Lewis of the Superior Court of the State of California for Los Angeles County entered judgement in favor of three taxpayers bringing state constitutional challenges to S.B. 826, a bill for...more

What Principles of Explainability and Transparency Should an Employer Consider When Using Video Interviewing and Similar Automated...

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Prompted by the widespread adoption and use of video-conferencing software following the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have shifted toward video interviews to evaluate potential hires. Even as employers have begun to...more

Exiger’s Fight to Secure Supply Chains: Spotlight on Information and Communications Technology

Welcome to a blog post series on Exiger’s fight to secure supply chains, sponsored by Exiger LLC. In this series, we will explore the ongoing efforts of Exiger to lead the discussion and enhancement of Supply Chain Risk...more

False Claims Act Risk for Government Contractors: Aerojet RocketDyne Settlement Latest Chapter

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Introduction - On April 29, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. (Aerojet) settled claims by whistleblower Brain Markus for a reported $9 million after the second day of a jury trial. This is the second recent settlement...more

IRS Releases Increased HSA Limits

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The IRS has announced increases to key limits for certain health and welfare benefit programs, including HSA contributions for 2023. ...more

FTC Announces “Crack Down” on COPPA Violations by Ed Tech Companies

Amidst the rising focus on privacy issues affecting children and teens, the FTC just released a new Policy Statement on COPPA, its signature rule protecting the privacy of kids under 13. The Policy Statement, which the FTC...more

Washington State’s Silenced No More Act, Which Largely Prohibits Nondisclosure and Nondisparagement Provisions in Employment...

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On March 24, 2022, Washington State signed into law the Silenced No More Act (the “Act”), greatly restricting the scope of nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions employers may enter into with employees who either work...more

California DFPI Proposes Extensive Rules Relating to Companies’ Responses to Consumer Complaints

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On May 20, California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI or Department) announced that it had filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with the Office of Administrative Law, inviting public comments on the...more

U.S. Supreme Court rejects prejudice requirement for waiver of arbitration

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The U.S. Supreme Court today held that waiver of the right to arbitrate does not require a showing that the other party was prejudiced. The unanimous opinion by Justice Kagan in Morgan v. Sundance reversed the Eighth...more

Payne & Fears

CA Supreme Court: Meal/Rest Break Premiums Can Be the Basis for Waiting Time Penalties and Inaccurate Wage Statement Claims

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On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc., holding unpaid meal and rest break premiums can give rise to derivative claims for waiting time...more

Jennifer Griffin Scotton on Challenging the assumptions around your firm's Business Development capabilities - Passle's CMO Series...

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The skills and capabilities that Business Development training delivers are critical to the success of lawyers and their firms, yet every firm takes a slightly different approach to coaching. To talk about some of the...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The (Carbon) Cost of Doing Business: Private Companies Prepare to Assess and Report GHG Emissions to Value Chain Partners

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed amendments on climate-related disclosures would require public companies, or “registrants,” to provide detailed climate-related information in their registration...more

Hsu Untied (by Richard Hsu)

Hsu Untied interview with Anthony McCusker, Partner at Goodwin

An interview with Anthony McCusker, Partner at Goodwin by Richard Hsu...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

The NLRB is Actively Using the Strongest Weapon in its Arsenal – Quick Injunctions

Last year we warned that the NLRB pendulum was swinging pro-union, but even we could not have predicted just how swiftly the pendulum swing would happen. In the past year alone, General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo of the...more

McDermott Will & Emery

ERISA Litigation: What Have We Learned?

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Earlier this spring, McDermott Partner Erin Turley delivered a presentation about the impacts of recent Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) litigation. Lawsuits now target both large and small employee...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Blockchain and Metaverse Legal Issues for the Government and Government Contractors

The rise of blockchain, metaverse and Web3 technologies has lead to rapid adoption across all sectors of the economy. The government sector is no exception. Perhaps one of the most compelling examples is the recent...more

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