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Green directives on the energy performance of buildings, including energy performance certificate (EPC) ratings in the European Union and United Kingdom, are urging the European real estate industry to assess the costs of compliance.
Impacting environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives of the financial industry in Florida, on April 19, 2023, the Florida Senate passed Florida House Bill 3 (HB 3 or the Bill) by a vote of 28 YEAS to 12 NAYS.
Sometimes the most monumental Supreme Court decisions spring from the most modest facts.
In February, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided that the Environmental Hearing Board could award attorney fees and litigation costs to a prevailing third-party appellant under the Clean Streams Law.
The Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act (SB 54) shifts plastic pollution responsibilities in California from consumers to producers.
On May 2, 2023, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference where he signed Florida House Bill 3 (HB 3) into law.
In the episode, GT shareholders and podcast co-hosts Mike Taylor and Adam Roseman talk to guest Abre’ Conner, Director of the Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at the NAACP.
On 12 April, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESMA, EBA, and EIOPA1) published a Consultation Paper proposing amendments to the European Commission’s Regulatory Technical Standards that implement Europe’s comparatively new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) regime – the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
The federal government recently has acted to address the effects of the “megadrought” in the western half of the United States.
On March 28, 2023, Mexico’s President presented to the Chamber of Representatives an initiative to amend several provisions of the Mining Law, the National Water Law, the General Law of Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection, and the General Law for the Prevention and Integral Management of Waste regarding mining and water concessions (the “Initiative”).
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, available, and qualified to fill a position.
On May 18, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a case that presented the Court with an opportunity to bring clarity to the often highly subjective standards lower courts apply when deciding the issue of fair use of visual works of art under copyright law.
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
A new Washington law regulating employers’ use of production quotas or production standards for employees working at warehouse distribution centers (House Bill 1762) will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), Congress passed new exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) allowing certain healthcare entities to provide mental health or behavioral health improvement and/or maintenance programs to physicians and other clinicians.
On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth).
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