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In California, Proposed Legislation To Increase Insureds’ Recoveries From Their Insurance Policies

by Carlton Fields on

After devastating wildfires, California legislators proposed greater wildfire insurance protection, drafting a set of bills. The most important proposed changes are as follows...more

Eighty Years After Earhart: Congress Moves to Motivate and Facilitate Women In Aviation

The aviation industry is in dire need of a future workforce. This industry is already suffering from a shortage of qualified individuals to work in all sectors of aviation. For instance, the Forbes article states that the gap...more

2018 Legislative Session –A Sampling of Health Related Bills Filed

The 2018 Florida Legislative Session began its 60 day trek to completion on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Both House and Senate will be debating various health related bills which may be of interest to healthcare providers in...more

California Dreaming: Pennsylvania’s Proposed “Freedom to Work Act” Aims to Join California in Banning Non-Compete Agreements

by Fisher Phillips on

Late last year, Pennsylvania legislators introduced House Bill 1938, the “Freedom to Work Act” (the “Act”), an outright ban on “covenant[s] not to compete” in Pennsylvania. Under the Act, “a covenant not to compete is...more

Employment Defense: It’s Raining Complaints

by Lewitt Hackman on

If you missed recent news regarding the #MeToo movement – welcome back from outer space! The Me Too movement has been sweeping the U.S. and the world since October 2017, encouraging women and men to speak up about sexual...more

Trump Administration: 2017 Recap and 2018 Outlook

On January 20, 2017, businessman Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States following a contentious and unconventional 2016 presidential election. Republicans also successfully maintained control...more

Arizona Legislature Considers Strengthening Data Breach Notification Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Arizona State Legislature is considering proposed legislation that, if enacted, would significantly change the requirements for how Arizona entities respond to data breaches....more

AOB Reform Bill Passes Florida House, Senate Future Uncertain

On January 12, 2018, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill (HB 7015) that would dramatically affect the way contractors and their lawyers use assignments of benefits (“AOBs”) in first-party property insurance...more

Governor Cuomo Unveils Planned Attack on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Following national attention on the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began the year with his 2018 State of the State Address with a proposal to combat sexual harassment in the...more

President Trump Temporarily Extends Iran Nuclear Deal

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

President Donald Trump has announced that he will approve certain sanctions waivers necessary in order to preserve the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA). In an official statement, the President indicated that this is the last such...more

Draft UK Legislation Confirms Regulatory Position of Borrowers on Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

HM Treasury has published draft legislation to amend the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities By Way of Business) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/1177), to clarify the position of borrowers who...more

Vermont Legislative Update 1-12-18 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee unanimously approved a bill this week, H.593, that includes a variety of consumer protection provisions that were considered but not approved last year. A similar bill...more

Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act Seeks to Limit Districts Where Debtors May File

by Hogan Lovells on

On January 8, 2018, Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2017. The bill would require that individual debtors file in the district where their domicile,...more

New York State Police Introduce Use of Drones

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo just announced the launch of the New York State Police Unmanned Aerial System program, which will be used to support law enforcement missions, including disaster response and traffic safety. The...more

Global Connection - January 2018

by Snell & Wilmer on

Dear Friend of Snell & Wilmer: The past year brought significant changes across a variety of political, legal, and policy spheres, and the world of U.S. international trade law was no exception. This edition of the...more

Joint Employer Standard Relaxed – For Now

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Business owners, franchisors, contractors, and staffing agencies can breathe a little easier – for the moment – following the National Labor Relations Board’s reversal last month of a controversial Obama-era standard that...more

Will Congress Upend Credit Reporting Agencies’ Cybersecurity Regulation in Light of Recent Data Breach?

Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act on January 10, 2018 in an effort to increase accountability of large Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) for...more

Goodbye Delaware and New York? Senate Bill Introduced That Could Significantly Impact Venue of Bankruptcy Cases

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

On January 8, 2018, Senators John Cornyn (R., Texas) and Elizabeth Warren (D., Massachusetts) introduced a bill that, if passed, would require companies to file for relief under the bankruptcy code in a court near its...more

Bill Would Restrain Online Disclosures By The Secretary Of State

by Allen Matkins on

California's legislature reconvened last week for the second year of its biennium. Assemblyman Marc Steinorth began the session by introducing a bill requiring the Secretary of State to exclude certain personal information...more

Florida Lawmakers Introduce 2 Pay Equity Bills

by Fisher Phillips on

The first day of the legislative session in Florida saw the introduction of two pay equity bills referred to as the “Senator Helen Gordon Davis Fair Pay Protection Act.” The bills, SB 594 and HB 393, would create additional...more

Uniform Act to Regulate Virtual Currency Businesses Ready for State Adoption

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A new proposed law to create a statutory framework for regulating persons engaging in virtual-currency business activity, the Uniform Regulation of Virtual-Currency Businesses Act (URVCBA), has been approved by the Uniform...more

Will Governor Christie Veto Nosey’s Law Which, If Passed Could Put Zoos And Other Venues That Educate The Public About Exotic...

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

S2508, Nosey’s Law, which “prohibits use of elephants and other wild or exotic animals in traveling animal acts” was passed by both houses in the N.J. legislature on January 8, 2017 and is headed to the Governor’s...more

Lawmakers Take Aim: Will #MeToo Curb Nondisclosure or Arbitration Agreements?

by Littler on

In 2017, the #MeToo movement highlighted the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, toppling prominent figures in numerous fields. Sexual harassment has been unlawful for decades, of course, yet this vexing problem...more

Equifax Must Turn Over NY Breach Data This Week

New York State regulators won’t be letting Equifax, Inc. off-the-hook any time soon for last year’s massive data breach that affected more than 145 million Americans....more

Sexual Harassment Takes Center Stage – California Legislature Responds With Flurry of Proposed Bills

by Fisher Phillips on

The California Legislature reconvened on January 3 to begin the second year of the 2017-18 legislative session. As anticipated, sexual harassment appears to be the “hot topic” for the Legislature this year, with nearly a...more

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