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We said it earlier this month: With many state legislative sessions coming to an end, we were likely to see a push by states to finish up debates and votes on consumer privacy laws, and now you can count Tennessee (and Montana) among those states doing just that.
As of now, nine states (CA, CO, CT, IA, IN, MT, TN, UT, and VA) have passed comprehensive privacy laws that are in effect (CA and VA), or are about to go into effect sometime soon (CO, CT, IA, IN, MT, TN, and UT).
The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has published guidance for agency officials responsible for enforcing the “pump at work” provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), including those enacted under the 2022 Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act).
All modern privacy statutes regulate when personal information can be shared with third parties, whether those third parties are service providers, vendors, contractors, or business partners.
On May 9, 2023, the Florida legislature passed the Florida Digital Bill of Rights (FDBR), which adds a new twist to the growing body of state consumer privacy laws.
Text messages have been at the forefront of national news.
Producers of software sold to the US government are facing an impending requirement to attest that their software is securely developed.
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).
On April 17, 2023, the Washington State Legislature passed the “My Health My Data Act” (WMHMDA), which will take effect for most companies March 31, 2024.
In March 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed tightened requirements on the Negative Option Rule in an effort to combat unfair or deceptive practices such as recurring charges for products or services that consumers do not want and cannot cancel without undue difficulty.
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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