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On March 12, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced it charged Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. with securities fraud for making fraudulent misstatements to investors.
While you were busy chipping away the snow and ice from the latest winter storm, the New York legislature proposed legislation that may chip away at an anti-rebating law that has hindered many insurtechs.
With recent developments in voice-controlled infotainment systems, the automotive industry seeks to bring greater connectivity between consumer brands and drivers on-the-go.
The requestor’s client provides an optional community service program for its employees. Under the program, employees engage in certain volunteer activities that either the client sponsors or the employees themselves select.
Last week, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service convened a webinar to accept public comments on implementing the hemp provisions included in the 2018 farm bill.
Acting Administrator of the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) of the DOL issued an opinion letter taking the position that employers cannot allow employees to exhaust paid sick and other leave before designating leave as FMLA and having it count against their 12- or 26- week entitlement.
The Supreme Court recently held that, subject to a few narrow statutory exceptions, copyright owners must wait until their applications are either registered or rejected by the US Copyright Office before filing suit for infringement claims. 
After a two year transitional period, Section 500.11 of the New York State Department of Financial Services’ Cybersecurity Regulation, which addresses third-party security, is in force as of March 1, 2019.
Regulations recently adopted in the District of Columbia require nonprofits (whether formed under DC law or formed under the laws of another jurisdiction) that enjoy real property, personal property, franchise, or sales tax exemption to re-file with the District once every five years.
Arent Fox has successfully procured another patent for Acronis, a leading provider of cloud backup and data management services, covering a new technology for watermarking digital content using a blockchain network.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) last week announced a formal regulatory framework on the oversight of cell-cultured meat products.
On March 4, the Trump Administration announced the termination of India and Turkey as recipients of the Generalized System of Preferences, on grounds that neither country adheres to the program’s statutory eligibility criteria.
Revisiting an issue remaining from the last administration, the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) on Thursday evening issued a new proposed rule raising the minimum salary and compensation requirements for overtime exemptions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
The NYC Commission on Human Rights issued a legal enforcement guidance affirming that grooming or appearance policies that ban, limit, or otherwise restrict natural hair or hairstyles associated with Black people generally violate the NYC Human Rights Law’s anti-discrimination provisions.
On March 1, 2019, only seven days after the NLRB General Counsel issued a Memorandum taking an expansive view of Beck rights, a divided NLRB ruled that nonmember objectors cannot be compelled to pay for union lobbying expenses United Nurses & Allied Professionals (Kent Hospital).
On February 22, 2019, NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb issued a Memorandum on a union’s duty to properly notify employees of their General Motors/Beck rights and to accept dues checkoff revocations after contract expiration. Memorandum GC 19-04 (Feb. 22, 2019).
Three recent settlements between very different employers and the US Department of Justice have highlighted the need for employers to be mindful of the complex interplay between export control laws and anti-discrimination provisions in US immigration laws.
Foods imported from high-risk areas around the world would be subjected to prioritized inspection and border screenings under a new data-driven strategy announced recently by the FDA to modernize oversight of imported food.
The European Union has agreed to new rules that will require online platforms, such as Google and YouTube, to compensate creators for the online dissemination of their copyrighted works.
Generally, states follow the American Rule concerning attorney’s fees, where each party is responsible for paying its own fees. On occasion, however, fee-shifting exceptions for prevailing parties are built into state statutes, and one such statute is the Massachusetts Wage Act.
Economic sanctions turbulence continued virtually unabated in 2018 and into early 2019, making work for the sanctions experts both in and out of the US government.
As part of its initiative to ensure consumer protection rules are up-to-date with economic and technological advances, the Federal Trade Commission recently completed its first review of the CAN-SPAM Rule, and ultimately voted to keep the Rule in place without making any changes.
“Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross formally submitted to President Donald J. Trump the results of the Department of Commerce’s investigation into the effect of imports of automobiles and automobile parts on the national security of the United States.”
The core question, in Parker v. Reema Consulting Services, Inc., 2019 WL 490652 (Feb. 8, 2019), was whether a false rumor that a female employee slept with her male boss to obtain promotion can ever give rise to her employer’s liability under Title VII for discrimination “because of sex.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed legislation that would require businesses to disclose the presence of potentially hazardous chemicals, including carcinogens, on the labels of products.