On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Modernization of Cosmetic Regulation Act of 2022,”1 which requires increased Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of cosmetics and the ingredients in them.
The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) creates federal standards for cosmetic products registration, product listing, good manufacturing practice, recordkeeping, recalls, adverse event reporting and safety substantiation.
Last week, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, an intermediate appellate court, weighed in on whether the City of Philadelphia could remove a statue of Christopher Columbus from public display.
Vermont will join its neighboring state New Hampshire in implementing a voluntary paid family and medical leave insurance program.
On January 1, 2023, a major law about the erasure and consideration of criminal convictions in employment in Connecticut will take effect.
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Effective September 17, 2023, covered employers in New York State will have pay transparency obligations related to job advertisements under legislative bill S.9427-A/A.10477.
The U.S. Supreme Court weighed the rights of LGBTQ+ people to be free from discrimination in the marketplace against a Colorado business owner’s right to free speech when it heard oral argument in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis (No. 21-476) on December 5, 2022.
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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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