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    Blog: Labor & Employment Law Blog

    Federal Trade Commission Approves Final Rule Banning Nearly All Worker Non-Competes

    In an open commission meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-to-2 to ban nearly all non-compete agreements between employers and workers (broadly defined to include employees, independent contractors, and others, whether paid or unpaid). The effective date of the final rule could be on or about August 23, 2024,... Continue Reading

    Blog: Garrigues Intellectual Property Blog

    The Supreme Court confirms that a third party may not use the ZARA trademark.

    The Supreme Court has confirmed that the use of another’s trademark to identify the prize in an advertising campaign constitutes an act of trademark infringement and ordered the infringer to pay compensation for damages. A recent judgment from the Supreme Court has condemned Buongiorno for reproducing the ZARA trademark on a gift card offered as […] La entrada The Supreme Court confirms that a third party may not use the ZARA trademark. apareció primero en Intellectual and Industrial Property Blog - Garrigues.

    Blog: Blockchain Legal Resource

    Senators Introduce Stablecoin Bill

    On April 17, 2024, Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced a bill entitled the Lummis-Gillibrand Payment Stablecoin Act. The bill is the latest bipartisan effort by the two senators to provide a comprehensive federal oversight regime for the regulation of stablecoins. Continue Reading

    Blog: Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

    SCOTUS Decides That A Position Transfer May Violate Title VII If An Employee is Worse Off Due to Discriminatory Reasons

    Employers contemplating a forced transfer of a worker will need to grapple with a new standard set out by the US Supreme Court under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that makes it unlawful to discriminate against workers based on various protected characteristics. The Supreme Court in Muldrow v. City...

    Blog: Garrigues Labor Blog

    Occupational risk prevention, in adaptation phase to a new working environment

    Close to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we review some of the challenges posed by occupational risk prevention and its regulation, such as, for example, achieving its true integration into company management, the framework of corporate responsibilities, considering different types of companies or the preventive legal status of self-employed workers.  Since […] La entrada Occupational risk prevention, in adaptation phase to a new working environment apareció primero en Labor and Employment Law - Garrigues.

    Blog: BuildSmart

    “Take Me to the Pilot” – DOJ Announces Plan to Entice Self-Disclosures of Government Contract Fraud

    On April 15, the U.S. Department of Justice released The Criminal Division’s Pilot Program on Voluntary Self-Disclosures for Individuals (the Pilot) designed to encourage individuals to report certain types of criminal activity in return for protection from prosecution. The Pilot follows the DOJ’s previously announced plan to create a new initiative expanding the existing whistleblower...Continue Reading

    Blog: NY Patent Decisions Blog

    Judge Ho Calls Strike Three on Plaintiff’s Subpoena to Baseball Star Bryce Harper

    On April 10, 2024, Judge Dale E. Ho granted a motion to quash a third-party subpoena served on Major League Baseball player Bryce Harper in connection with a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Athalonz, LLC against Under Armour, Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas. In the patent litigation, Athalonz accused certain athletic footwear sold [...]

    Blog: The Business Law Blog

    Matters to Consider for the 2024 Annual General Meeting and Proxy Season

    Every year, reporting issuers are faced with the task of tailoring the disclosure for their annual general meeting to an ever-evolving list of changes in corporate and securities laws, updates to stock exchange rules, new guidance from proxy advisors and regulators and developing corporate governance trends. This checklist and overview of certain matters relevant to the 2024 proxy season is intended to help reporting issuers in Canada prepare for their upcoming annual meetings by identifying relevant developments in disclosure rules and governance practices over the past year. Please downloa...

    Blog: Real Estate Law Blog

    Inflation Strikes Again: Alberta Outlines Planned Increases to Land Registration Fees

    On February 29, 2024, Alberta’s Minister of Finance announced Alberta’s 2024 Budget, and in connection with this announcement, the Government of Alberta published its Fiscal Plan for the 2024 – 2027 period. In this Fiscal Plan, the Province outlined their proposal for the introduction of what they are calling a new “Land Titles Registration Levy”, which ...

    Blog: Antitrust Update

    Merger Guidelines Provide Insight on DOJ and FTC Enforcement Priorities for 2024

    On December 18, 2023, The Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice concluded a nearly two-year process of updating both the horizontal and vertical merger guidelines with the release of the 2023 Merger Guidelines.  The new Merger Guidelines align closely with the objective—expressed by both FTC and DOJ—to expand the types [...]

    Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law Blog

    Beyond the AI Act: The AI Liability Directive & the Product Liability Directive

    Introduction Following the political agreement reached on the terms of the EU’s AI Act in December, the EU seems set to lead the way in adopting a novel regulatory framework to regulate the use and development of artificial intelligence (AI). Whilst the spotlight has largely focused on the AI Act, the EU’s AI regulatory framework...Continue Reading…

    Blog: Appellate Insight

    Post-Trial Motions and Time to Appeal

    If you’ve ever sought the advice of an appellate attorney, or have any experience with appellate law, you probably already know that timely filing of the notice of appeal is critical. In a civil appeal, allowances for a tardy notice are limited to public emergencies, such as earthquake, fire, or the destruction of the courthouse. […]

    Blog: NextGen Financial Services Report

    A Lively Supreme Court Argument on the Constitutionality of CFPB Funding: Ruling Not Expected for Several Months

    On October 3, the second morning of its new term, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments in the case of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Community Financial Services Association of America, Limited. This case is the latest iteration in the broadside attacks on the Bureau by an industry hoping to... Continue Reading