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Washington Amends and Adds Provisions Regarding Defaulted, Abandoned, or Foreclosed Residential Real Property

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The State of Washington adopted House Bill 2057 related to the services and processes that are available to and required of mortgage servicers and trustees in the context of properties in default as well as abandoned...more

New York City Mandates Cooperative Dialogue for Accommodation Requests

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

New York City maintains some of the most expansive and comprehensive human rights laws in the nation. Two new amendments to the city’s laws, which address the process that employers (and other covered entities, such as public...more

Singapore Commission Proposes Amendments to Competition Act

by Jones Day on

The Bill: The Singapore Parliament passed a bill giving the Competition Commission of Singapore (or CCS) regulatory powers over consumer protection. The expanded body is now (effective 1 April 2018) called the Competition and...more

Arkansas Landfill Post-Closure Trust Fund: Susan Speake (Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality) Arkansas Environmental...

Susan Speake of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) undertook a presentation at the Arkansas Environmental Federation Regulated Waste Seminar titled: Landfill Post-Closure Trust Fund Update...more

Washington State Amends Domestic Violence Leave Law

by Littler on

Effective June 7, 2018, Washington State amended its domestic violence leave law to require employers to provide reasonable safety accommodations to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking and to incorporate...more

Legislature Mulls Mandating Board Interviews Of Everyone But Nonbinary Persons And Caucasian Males

by Allen Matkins on

I have previously written about one California legislator's plan to impose gender quotas on publicly traded companies that have their principal executive offices in the state. The bill is being heard today by the Senate...more

Congress Enacts Law Creating a Sex Trafficking Exception From the Immunity Provided by Section 230 of the Communications Decency...

by WilmerHale on

On Wednesday, April 11, the President signed into law the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, also known as “FOSTA.” FOSTA aims to address congressional concerns that certain online service...more

Update: Amendments to Texas Home Equity Loan Provisions Now Published in Texas Register

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The recent amendments to the Texas home equity loan provisions, jointly adopted by the Finance Commission of Texas and the Texas Credit Union Commission, have been published in the March 23, 2018, issue of the Texas Register....more

Bill Would Require Race And Gender Pay Equity Reports

by Allen Matkins on

In March, I wrote about AB 2571 which would have prohibited public pension fund investments in alternative investment vehicles that lacked race and gender pay equity policies. Yesterday, the bill was amended to require...more

Data Breach Notification Coming to Canada

by Littler on

The Government of Canada has announced that its proposed data breach notification requirements pursuant to the Digital Privacy Act (the “Act”) will take effect on November 1, 2018. The Act amends Canada’s Personal...more

Web Exclusive: March 2018: The Top 13 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first three months...more

Federal Spending Bill Changes Wildfire Suppression Funding and Other Forestry Initiatives

by Perkins Coie on

The $1.3 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which was signed into law on March 23, 2018, (the Act) includes bipartisan measures to fundamentally change how the U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies pay...more

Florida Prohibits Fees for Security Freezes on Consumer Reports

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Florida recently amended its provisions governing the fees consumer reporting agencies can charge to a consumer for placing, removing, or temporarily lifting a security freeze on their consumer report. The amendments take...more

Oregon’s Short-Term Rental Tax Expands its Reach

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Oregon’s legislature has broadened Oregon’s tax on short-term room rentals (also called the transient lodging tax). The new law, Enrolled House Bill (EHB) 4120, expands the scope of persons who must collect and remit the tax...more

SuperVision - Labor & Employment Law Insights - Issue 1, April 4, 2018

In this issue of SuperVision, Spencer Cook examines one of the offshoots of the #MeToo movement--the tax ramifications of settling harassment lawsuits. Mitch Rhein explores a recent Supreme Court decision redefining the...more

Wage Gap and #MeToo Movement Legislation: Impact on Washington Employers

Last week, Governor Inslee signed several pieces of important legislation that will impact Washington employers. We have seen significant media coverage in recent years about the gender wage gap and how women are still paid...more

Nebraska Enhances Consumer Protection Law

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Nebraska strengthened its consumer protection law in response to a highly publicized 2017 data security breach involving a nationwide credit reporting agency. The Nebraska Senate voted unanimously in favor of the measure,...more

FLSA Amendment Bans Employers From "Keeping" Tips

by Fisher Phillips on

In the budget reconciliation bill passed early this morning, Congress included a rider amending the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Section 3(m) to state, An employer may not keep tips received by its employees for...more

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on New Equal Pay Law

On March 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) issued detailed guidance on the amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA), which are set to go into effect on July 1, 2018. The amendments, which were...more

Virginia Amends Provisions Relating to Foreclosure, Notices of Sale for Deceased Owners, and Disposition of Sale Surplus

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The state of Virginia recently enacted House Bill 755 that amends provisions of Virginia statutes relating to foreclosure, notices of sale when an owner is deceased, and disposition of surplus from sale, effective July 1,...more

Timber Industry Exemptions from the New Manufacturing Overtime Rule

A recent amendment to Oregon’s manufacturing overtime statute clarified overtime requirements and imposed weekly caps on the number of hours that most employees in manufacturing establishments may work. However, an existing...more

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on Updated Pay Equity Law

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General recently issued guidance on the new amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), effective July 1, 2018. Although the guidance is extremely detailed and should be...more

The Trolls have arrived: Suspicious trademark applications on the rise

by Smart & Biggar on

In the wake of the 2014 announcement that the Canadian Trademarks Act would undergo significant overhaul, there was much speculation about how the changes would impact the behaviour of those filing trademark applications in...more

Client Alert: Attorney General Issues Guidance on Massachusetts Equal Pay Act

by Bowditch & Dewey on

The July 1, 2018 implementation date for the amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) is less than four months away. The amendments approved in 2016 will bring about substantial changes to the definition of...more

Attorney General Issues First Guidance on Massachusetts Equal Pay Act

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office issued guidance on the amended Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA), which takes effect July 1, 2018, and mandates equal pay among employees of different genders performing...more

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