On May 16, Maryland amended its Clean Indoor Air Act by prohibiting vaping in indoor places of employment. The amendments go into effect on July 1.
On May 7, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a Final Rule banning noncompete covenants for workers, including employees, independent contractors, and volunteers.
On April 26, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published a Final Rule that adds protections under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule designed to support the privacy of reproductive health care.
On May 14, Outfox Hospitality LLC, the parent company of the retail chain Foxtrot Market, along with its affiliates, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, with the leading bankruptcy case titled In re Outfox Hospitality LLC, Case Number 1:24-bk-11008 (TMH).
On May 17, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law the Colorado Artificial Intelligence Act (SB 205), making the state the first to enact a comprehensive legislative framework to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) tools.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an emerging technology with the potential to effect profound changes in all areas of society, including dispute resolution.
Following last week’s long-awaited report on the statutory four-year review of the Section 301 tariffs, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Federal Register notice on the proposed modifications to the existing tariffs on imports from China under Section 301.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been a major issue across industries including cosmetics and personal care products, furniture, clothing, and food and beverages.
In an unprecedented, but anticipated, move last Friday, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List with the addition of 26 new Chinese textile companies in one single action.
This latest Federal Communications Commission (FCC) action addressing artificial intelligence (AI) would, if adopted, aim to protect voters against deceptive information, including “deep fakes,” in political ads.
Runaway verdicts against large corporations are on the rise. Recently, ExxonMobil was hit with a $725 million verdict in a single-plaintiff case when the jury found that the company failed to warn consumers about the potential health risks of benzene in its products.
Ford Motor Co. is recommending dealers halt investments related to selling electric vehicles until after it completes a review of its requirements in June.
Welcome to the May 2024 issue of “As the (Customs and Trade) World Turns,” our monthly newsletter where we compile essential updates from the customs and trade world over the past month.
The US Senate’s Bipartisan AI Policy Roadmap is a highly anticipated document expected to shape the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in the United States over the next decade.
In September 2023, we covered the Rules (Rule) published by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), developed to promote transparency for investors by increasing visibility into compensation schemes, sales practices, and conflicts of interest.
For copyright infringement lawsuits timely filed by plaintiffs availing themselves of the “discovery rule” — to determine when their infringement claims accrued — the US Supreme Court has issued a decision concerning the extent to which damages are recoverable.
In Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc., Case No. S279397, the California Supreme Court held that if an employer in good faith believed it was providing an accurate wage statement with the requirements of Labor Code section 226, then the employer has not failed to comply with the law.
Mining companies operate in many countries where the risks related to the presence in the supply chain of forced and child labor tend to be high.
On April 23, the US Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule significantly expanding the definition of who qualifies as a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) (the Retirement Security Rule or Final Rule).
Disputes between 340B Drug Pricing Program-covered entities and the drug manufacturers required to sell outpatient drugs to those entities at discounted prices will be governed by an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process under a Final Rule published on April 19, by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Donald Trump’s motion for a new trial and to set aside the jury’s verdict in his defamation case lacks merit, a New York judge recently ruled.