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On Sept. 22, 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 22-216, which prohibits state and local government entities from procuring technology products and services from companies owned, controlled, or domiciled in foreign countries of concern.
The U.S. State Department’s much anticipated interim final rule reorganizing the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is expected to go into effect September 6, 2022.
At an Aug. 23 meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Ron DeSantis and his fellow Trustees of the State Board of Administration (SBA) unanimously adopted a resolution restricting the use of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors in making investment decisions in the Florida Retirement System Defined Benefit Plan.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) received a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for detailed EEO-1 Report employee demographic information that thousands of U.S. employers submitted from 2016 through 2020.
The U.S. government continues to expand its tools for seizing Russian-controlled assets following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
On June 30, 2022, the Council of the European Union (Council) and the European Parliament (Parliament) reached a political agreement on the Regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market (FSR or Regulation).
In Illumina v Commission, the General Court has confirmed the authority of the European Commission (EC) under Article 22 EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) to examine a transaction that does not have a European dimension, but which is the subject of a referral request made by a Member State – even if the transaction is not notifiable in that Member State.
When Congress returns this week, it will have a lengthy agenda waiting.
Those of us who are charged with shepherding campuses though Title IX’s requirements will surely not forget May of 2020 when the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) issued significant regulatory changes while providing institutions with only a few months to come into compliance. The 2020 regulations implemented sweeping changes that implicated Title IX jurisdiction regarding off campus conduct, the definition of “sexual harassment,” formal complaint requirements, live hearings where advisors conduct cross-examinations, and the applicable standard of evidence, among other key areas.
On June 8, 2022, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued a new Regulatory Guidance, setting foundational criterial for USD-backed stablecoins used by DFS-regulated entities. This represents the first U.S. state agency to regulate issuers of stablecoins. Generally, issuers that currently issue U.S.-dollar-backed stablecoins under DFS supervision are expected to come into compliance with the Regulatory Guidance within three months. This GT Alert summarizes the Regulatory Guidance.
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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