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On May 18, 2023, the Illinois legislature passed House Bill 0219, which would amend the Illinois Wrongful Death Act to allow heirs of decedents in wrongful death actions to recover punitive damages in most cases.
Reps. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.) and Veronica Escobar (D-Tex.) introduced a bipartisan immigration bill in the House of Representatives May 23.
The UK announced on May 19 a new wave of sanctions against Russia with the aim of increasing pressure on President Putin.
Puerto Rico’s second automatic increase in the minimum wage is July 1, 2023, from $8.50 per hour to $9.50 per hour.
On May 10, 2023, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill (SB) 1718, which, among other things, mandates E-Verify enrollment and participation for a considerable number of employers across Florida.
On Tuesday, President Biden will meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the White House to discuss the debt ceiling.
On May 2, 2023, the Florida Legislature passed CS/CS/SB 1310 (the “Amendment”), which, if signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, would dramatically decrease the scope of liability under the Florida Telephone Solicitation Act, Section 501.059, Florida Statutes (FTSA).
New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature have reached an agreement on the state’s fiscal year 2024 budget legislation.
The Dutch Senate’s act on gender diversity in Dutch company boards (the Act) took effect 1 January 2022.
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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