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    Blog: NextGen Financial Services Report

    CFPB Director States That a New Rule Aimed at Consumer Arbitration Clauses Is Unlikely but Calls for Non-monetary “Structural” Penalties for “Repeat Offenders”

    The Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), Rohit Chopra, while attending an event organized by the Public Citizen (a group that opposes mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer agreements), indicated that the CFPB is unlikely to issue a new rule regulating such clauses because the Congressional Review Act prevents it from issuing “a substantially... Continue Reading

    Blog: Garrigues Labor Blog

    Spain: The National Appellate Court outlines the requirements relating to teleworking agreements and the consequences of non-compliance

    Distance working is proving a challenge for employers, and its implementation in practice needs to be regulated internally. A judgment of the National Appellate Court has set out the key aspects to be considered in relation to teleworking agreements. Teleworking is defined as “distance working carried out through the use, exclusively or primarily, of information, […] La entrada Spain: The National Appellate Court outlines the requirements relating to teleworking agreements and the consequences of non-compliance apareció primero en Labor and Employment Law - Garrigues.

    Blog: Antitrust Update

    An Unexpected Dispute Delays the DOJ’s First No-Poach Conviction and Other Recent Developments in its Labor-Market Antitrust Prosecutions

    The DOJ’s efforts to prosecute alleged wage-fixing and employee non-solicitation agreements have continued to develop over the last few months.  (Check here for our previous coverage of this prosecution trend.)  Most notably, the DOJ nearly secured its first criminal conviction on a no-poach charge, as a defendant in United States v. Hee expressed its intent to [...]

    Blog: Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

    Ryan Bates Selected As 2022 “Leaders In Law”

    HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner Ryan Bates was named a member of the 2022 class of “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.  Ryan is one of just 30 Virginia lawyers being honored for outstanding contributions to the practice of law.

    Blog: BuildSmart

    Intervention in Bid Protests: A Refresher

    The number of bid protest filings peaks in October as a result of increased government spending at the end of the government’s fiscal year — which is the 12-month period beginning on October 1 and ending on September 30. As such, government contractors should be particularly mindful this time of year of their rights with...Continue Reading

    Blog: Haynes and Boone Blogs

    HIPAA Covered Entity Incurs $300,640 Settlement Penalty Over Improper PHI Disposal

    A recent settlement announced by the HHS’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) is a great reminder for all covered entities, including group health plans, to remain vigilant in protecting PHI. OCR recently announced a settlement with a HIPAA covered entity over the covered entity’s improper disposal of PHI under the HIPAA privacy and security rules […] The post HIPAA Covered Entity Incurs $300,640 Settlement Penalty Over Improper PHI Disposal appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.

    Blog: Blockchain Legal Resource

    Treasury Releases Three Reports on Digital Assets

    Following up on President Biden’s recent executive order on digital assets, the US Treasury Department recently announced the publication of three reports on digital assets. The reports address issues relating to The Future of Money and Payments; Implications for Consumers, Investors, and Businesses; and an Action Plan to Address Illicit Financing Risks of Digital Assets. Continue Reading

    Blog: ALTIUS Blogs

    The rise of Employers of Record (EOR) on the Belgian labour market: a new opportunity for foreign employers expanding their business in Belgium?

    Since the Covid-19 pandemic hybrid working models have become the ‘new normal’. Although this development has undoubtedly triggered challenges for employers, it has also created opportunities. The pool of candidates for filling an open vacancy has expanded substantially as nothing impedes an employer from ‘crossing the border’ to find the most suitable employee-candidate (and vice versa). Besides the social security and tax consequences that such a set-up might trigger, foreign employers are suddenly also faced with employment legislation that they are not familiar with. To overcome thi...

    Blog: Garrigues Intellectual Property Blog

    God Save the Queen: what will happen to the Royal Warrants granted by the late Queen?

    Royal Warrants of Appointment are granted to companies or traders that supply products and services to the Royal Household. In this post, we will look at what will happen to these distinctions now that the Queen has passed away. Following the sad loss of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, an icon among the […] La entrada God Save the Queen: what will happen to the Royal Warrants granted by the late Queen? apareció primero en Intellectual and Industrial Property Blog - Garrigues.

    Blog: Project Law Blog

    The Alberta Energy Regulator Releases New Guidance on Geothermal Regulatory Scheme

    On August 15, 2022 the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) published Directive 089: Geothermal Resource Development (Directive 89) which provides guidance on general geothermal development requirements including an overview of relevant rules and regulations throughout the geothermal resource lifecycle, and specific technical and licencing requirements for ...

    Blog: Appellate Insight

    How Requests for Publication of Appellate Opinions Can Help Shape Your Industry

    In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, countless policyholders made insurance claims with their carriers based on the closure or interruption of their businesses. The insurers with near-uniformity denied coverage, presenting a united front against their insureds.  Thousands upon thousands of cases ensued testing the propriety of the insurers’ denial of coverage. Many business-interruption insurance […] The post How Requests for Publication of Appellate Opinions Can Help Shape Your Industry first appeared on Appellate Insight.

    Blog: Labor & Employment Law Blog

    Employers Face Uncertainty After SCOTUS Abortion Rights Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, No. 19-1392 (June 24, 2022), overruling Roe v. Wade, raised more questions than answers for U.S. employers. As a result of Dobbs, abortion is no longer a constitutionally protected right in the United States. As such, each state is left to determine how... Continue Reading

    Blog: The Business Law Blog

    Mind the Gap: Comments on Canada’s Tax Gap

    In June 2022, Canada published a report concerning its tax gap.[1] A “tax gap” is the difference between (a) the amount of money a tax authority could collect, in theory, if everyone complied with the law; and (b) the amount in fact collected. Canada’s tax gap has remained stable for the period 2014 to 2018, at 9% of tax revenue.[2] This translates to between $20 billion ...

    Blog: Declassified

    What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Biometric Class Action: Settlements

    Biometric class actions have proliferated in recent years — and with more states eyeing comprehensive data privacy legislation, companies that use biometric data should plan for the surge to grow. With rare exceptions, these cases end either in settlement or via a successful dispositive motion. In this post, we will discuss some of the trends... Continue Reading

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