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On October 11, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced settlements of over $24 million and $29 million, respectively, with Bittrex, Inc., a crypto trading platform based in Bellevue, Washington, for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.
Nevada employees who consume cannabis off-the-job for non-medical purposes can be fired by their employers for failing a drug test, according to a recent ruling by the Nevada Supreme Court.
As we continue to watch the 2022 hurricane season and learn more about the impact of Hurricane Ian, we urge hospitals, universities, and all kinds of electric-consuming facilities along the Eastern seaboard, to prepare for significant future storm seasons.
Last month, the City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of legislation that would eliminate existing residential density restrictions and streamline approval of multi-unit residential developments in downtown Pittsburgh.
On September 30, 2022, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of Treasury adopted its final rule implementing the beneficial ownership reporting requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act (Act).
Clinical trial fraud has come under the microscope at two of the largest federal overseers – and life sciences companies need to take notice.
U.S. patent law has always recognized the specification as a vitally important component of a patent because it provides the written description of the invention recited in the claims.
The New Jersey Legislature is now considering a revised bill from Governor Murphy, which would require businesses to pay temporary workers no less than the average rate of pay and equivalent benefits offered to its regular employees.
On September 27, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a cease-and-desist order and a significant fine against Oracle Corporation after the two sides reached a settlement over corruption charges.
On September 27, 2022, California became the latest (and largest) state to enact a pay transparency law that requires employers to include pay scales with all job postings.
In September 2021, Quebec’s Parliament enacted Law 25 (formerly Bill 64) (the “Law”), which updated Quebec’s data protection laws and added requirements for enterprises that do business within the province.
Affirming an en banc decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that an employer’s day-rate pay structure did not satisfy the “salary basis” component of the “white collar” executive exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), even though the employee at issue earned more than $200,000 per year and unquestionably met the salary-level and duties requirements of that exemption.
The Biden administration has announced its intention to end the COVID-19 National Emergency (NE) and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023 (read our series introduction for more information).
On January 30, 2023, the Biden administration announced its intention to make final extensions of both the COVID-19 National Emergency (NE) and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) through May 11, 2023, at which point both will end.
California’s youngest tax agency, the Office of Tax Appeals (OTA), may be in for some significant changes based on proposed amendments (Proposed Amendments) to Title 18, Chapter 4.1 of the California Code of Regulations, which were issued by the OTA February 2023.
The National Labor Relations Board has returned to its pre-2020 standard restricting certain confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in departing employees’ severance agreements.
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