The U.S. Supreme Court decisions that were issued in June 2022 had a significant impact on employers, and employers are now looking at implementing policies and practices in response to the decisions. The Court’s decisions in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and Kennedy v. Bremerton Sch. Dist. broadly affected employment in areas such as privacy, benefits, religious accommodation, and gender discrimination.
The National Labor Relations Board modified its electronic notice posting requirements for workplaces impacted by COVID-19. Paragon Systems, Inc., 371 NLRB No. 104 (June 2, 2022). The NLRB ruled that when employers that have either shutdown or lost a significant number of workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), they must electronically post the Board notices of such violations within 14 days after service by the regional office if the employers regularly communicate with employees by electronic means.
Hoping that faster construction methods can be combined with increased subsidies to undertake billions of dollars of desperately needed affordable housing renovations, New York’s Legislature has authorized the use of several alternative project delivery methods on some New York City affordable housing units. Contained in the NYC Public Housing Preservation Trust Act, the plan to use alternative construction methods is contingent on federal authorization of subsidies to provide ongoing support for units currently owned by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
A federal district court likely will determine the 340B program definition of “patient” following a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Genesis Healthcare v. Becerra.
On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced criminal charges against six defendants in four separate criminal cases involving alleged fraud in the offering of cryptocurrency investment vehicles.
On July 1, 2022, the IRS released a private letter ruling (PLR) concluding that an organization that conducts equine and horsemanship events does not qualify for an exemption under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3).
When Congress returns this week, it will have a lengthy agenda waiting.
The US Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has raised many questions about potential efforts by law enforcement agencies to obtain data from healthcare and other service providers to detect the performance of a possibly unlawful abortion.
A split panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a district court’s contempt order and sanctions award, finding that there was a fair ground of doubt regarding whether the defendant’s counsel’s disclosure to a third party under a joint defense agreement constituted a violation of a protective order (PO). Static Media LLC v. Leader Accessories LLC, Case No. 21-2303 (Fed. Cir. June 28, 2022) (Dyk, Taranto, JJ.) (Reyna, J., dissenting).
On July 1, 2022, the US Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a proposed rule to pause the collection of any antidumping (AD) or countervailing (CVD) duties under its pending circumvention inquiries on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules (CSPVs) from four southeast Asian countries.
On Jan. 27, 2023, the California Attorney General announced his office is investigating and sending letters to businesses in the retail, travel, and food industries with popular mobile apps that allegedly are not in compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) by failing to offer a consumer opt-out mechanism for sales, or honor rights requests submitted via authorized agents.
In 2022, New York State and New York City enacted many new workplace laws, creating additional obligations for employers.
While ransomware attacks have been on the rise since 2020, a recent trend has emerged where threat actors are bypassing ransomware malware and encryption tactics and going straight to data theft.
On January 13, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum (CCA 202302011) concluding that taxpayers cannot claim a deduction for cryptocurrency losses that have, absent a sale or other taxable disposition, substantially declined in value if such cryptocurrency continues to trade on at least one cryptocurrency exchange and has a value that is greater than zero.
Six of the seven Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are scheduled to jointly host a multijurisdictional contractor advisory committee (CAC) meeting on February 28, 2023.
The District of Columbia Council has postponed the first effective date of voter Initiative 82, the “Tip Credit Elimination Act,” from January 1, 2023, to May 1, 2023.
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