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Hiring Minors in the Heat of the Summer: What Employers Need to Know

by Fisher Phillips on

Summertime is quickly approaching and 'tis the season for beach vacations, fun in the sun, and summer hires—many of which will be under the age of 18 years old. In anticipation of summer hires, employers may want to...more

Belgium Gaming Commission Loot Box Report – Extends Beyond Game Companies to Licensors and Game Platforms

We previously reported, that the Belgian Gaming Commission has recommended criminal prosecution against certain game companies due to the allegedly illegal use of loot boxes. This report follows previous reports on findings...more

A Full Plate for USDOL in 2018

by Fisher Phillips on

The latest regulatory agenda shows four wage-hour items on the U.S. Labor Department's (USDOL) plate. In addition to revisiting the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) white-collar exemptions and tips-related...more

Impact of Tax Reform on the Kiddie Tax and Transfers to Minors

By now, we all know that major tax legislation was passed in December of 2017. The 2017 revenue act (the “2017 Tax Act”) is officially titled “An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent...more

Loot Box Saga Continues

The flurry of proposed legislative activity around loot boxes continues. State Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South Saint Paul) introduced H.F. 4460in Minnesota this week. H.F. 4460 would prohibit game purchases that result in random...more

Healthcare Litigation - April 2018

Mental Health and Minors: Proceed With Caution! - Imagine representing a party in a lawsuit concerning coverage for mental health services. The lawsuit was brought by the parents of a minor child. The client received a...more

7th Circuit Holds Minor Not Bound by Credit Card Arbitration Provision

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a minor child who had used her mother’s credit card once did not directly benefit from the cardholder agreement, and so could not be bound by the mandatory arbitration...more

#BornPerfect: States Seek to Outlaw Conversion Therapy

by Bowditch & Dewey on

What is conversion therapy? Conversion therapy, sometimes known as “reparative therapy,” is the pseudo-psychological practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation or identity, most commonly from...more

Online Talent Agency Stars in FTC’s 30th COPPA Case

On February 5, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its most recent Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) case against Explore Talent, an online talent agency marketed to aspiring actors and models....more

Are High School Sports Dangerous Enough to Become a Custody Issue?

Recently the New York Times highlighted a Pennsylvania child custody case focusing on whether or not a child who has sustained multiple concussions should continue to play football. The court has allowed the child to play...more

Bankruptcy Court Reluctantly Allows Creditor To Shuck “Lil’ Sweet Pea” Accounts

Any first-year law student could attest that understanding what the law is can be a difficult task, in part because the law is not always applied consistently by courts. This problem gives rise to a maxim law professors often...more

The Next Generation Of Vaping Is Here

by Fisher Phillips on

A student tells the dean of your high school that there is a girl in the library who seems very ill. The dean finds the ill student with her head down, moaning. He asks her what’s wrong, and the student says she vaped and...more

Six Tips for Tribal Governments to Reduce Tribal Member Taxes in 2018

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• President Donald Trump on Dec. 22, 2017, signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the first major overhaul of the U.S. tax system in over 30 years. • Although few of the enacted provisions are specific to Indian Country, several...more

2018 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide

by Sands Anderson PC on

The guide, written by Sands Anderson’s Employment Law Team and edited by attorney C. Michael DeCamps, provides summaries of key Virginia employment statutes and principles of employment law. The summaries are not intended to...more

Gymnastics scandal offers a tragic reminder of challenges in protecting kids

His basic credentials would come under fire, but they were sufficient for the “doctor” to insinuate himself into major institutions, and, worse, into the lives of hundreds of girls and young women on whom he inflicted a...more

When is a child not a child for the purpose of access to health records?

by Sands Anderson PC on

Healthcare providers are accustomed to adult involvement in the medical care of most “unemancipated” minors – minors who are not legally independent from their parents. Access to the minor’s records and/or medical information...more

Collecting Information From Children

The United States has relatively few restrictions on collecting information from children off-line. Efforts to collect information from children over the internet, however, are regulated by the Children’s Online Privacy...more

New Procedures for Handling Juvenile Police Records for Illinois Municipalities

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Public Act 100-0285, recently signed into law, amends the Illinois Juvenile Court Act. The amendment prohibits law enforcement agencies from disclosing records involving minors who commit ordinance violations. • The...more

EU Retail News - November 2017

by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner on

From 2 January 2018, the rules on how you can portray under-18s in advertising will get stricter. Marketing communications in non-broadcast media (including newspapers, direct marketing communications, posters, online...more

Portuguese Children Crowdfund Climate Change Suit Against 47 Countries

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Six Portuguese children are raising funds to sue 47 European countries, asserting that their right to life has been threatened because governments have allegedly failed to adequately deal with climate change. With the...more

No Child Should be Stateless in Austria

by DLA Piper on

Since 1948, the United Nations and other international bodies have adopted resolutions and conventions highlighting the importance of preventing and eliminating statelessness. Despite recognising that every person should have...more

New Legislation Revises Physical Restraint and Seclusion Training Requirements

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Earlier this month, the Governor signed Public Act 17-220 (House Bill 7276), which contains a number of provisions aimed at providing “mandate relief” to boards of education. Section 5 of Public Act 17-220, effective July 1,...more

Defence & Indemnity - June 2017 : II. LIABILITY ISSUES A. Wardak v. Froom, 2017 ONSC 1166, per Matheson, J. [4227]

by Field Law on

II. LIABILITY ISSUES - A. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice refused to grant summary dismissal in a social host liquor liability case where the adult defendants supervised their son’s party, involving underage drinking...more

EU General Data Protection Regulation: A Summary for Non-EU Businesses

by Vedder Price on

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (679/2016/EU), the GDPR, comes into force across the EU on 25 May 2018. As it is being made by regulation the GDPR, unlike the existing Data Protection Directive (implemented into...more

Spotlight on childhood statelessness in Austria

by DLA Piper on

This week at a launch event in Vienna, DLA Piper, Diakonie Flüchtlingsdienst and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) will publish a report that sheds light on the issue of childhood statelessness in Austria. Following...more

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