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Under California law, employers generally must provide employees working more than five hours in a day with a meal period. These meal periods must be at least 30 minutes, duty-free, and uninterrupted. California courts and the Labor Commissioner have recognized that employers liable for premium pay.
Following in the footsteps of Californians, Coloradoans, Arizonans, and Bay Staters, denizens of the Metaverse can now step inside a dispensary and purchase cannabis products. Two brands have staked claims to their own Metaverse storefronts, where they will sell products to real-life addresses.
Non-Fungible Trademark Infringement or Nominative Fair Use Token? Nike -v- StockX Duel Is on Pace To Shape the Future of the Metaverse
Environmental justice has been at the forefront of the Biden Administration’s priorities for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In this inaugural episode of ArentFox Schiff’s Consumer Product Industry Group’s podcast series, the Group’s co-leaders Michelle Mancino Marsh and Lynn Fiorentino discuss the potential implications of California’s latest proposed changes to the Proposition 65 short-form warnings currently used on al
Last week, Maryland’s General Assembly overroad Governor Larry Hogan’s veto to enact the Time to Care Act of 2022 (TCA). With that, Maryland joined the growing list of jurisdictions -- including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Oregon, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island.
On March 21, the Member States of the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) approved extensive amendments to the Centre’s rules and regulations that will go into effect on July 1, 2022.
Federal Law to the Rescue? (The Senate Version)
- CMS estimates its proposal will result in a decrease of $320 million in Medicare Part A payments to skilled nursing facilities.
- CMS is seeking stakeholder input on the effects of direct-care staffing requirements for long-term care facilities.
Beth Reuter was terminated from her employment with the City of Methuen. On her termination date, the City failed to pay Ms. Reuter for her accrued, unused vacation time, as required by the Massachusetts Wage Act. Instead, the City waited three weeks after her termination to make the payment.
Buckle up, it’s about to get choppy.

Employers sailing in National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) waters have come to expect rough seas. By one estimate, the Board overturned more than 4,500 cumulative years of case law during the eight years of the Obama Administration.
Companies often communicate with government agencies directly or through trade associations for a variety of reasons. But what happens when an adverse party tries to use comments made to the government or membership in an advocacy group as evidence in litigation?
This post explains when minority shareholders may owe fiduciary duties and steps that shareholders can take to eliminate any fiduciary duties they might owe.
On Friday, April 8, 2022, the US Government added two more weapons to its artillery of actions against Russia and Belarus.
We’ve reported on Virginia’s first-in-the-nation, state-wide, permanent COVID-19 workplace standard. Last month, concluding that COVID-19 “no longer poses a ‘grave danger’ to employees,” the state’s Safety and Health Codes Board voted to revoke it. The revocation took effect on March 23d.
Before being acquired by American Airlines, US Airways sued Sabre for anticompetitive conduct under the Sherman Act. The case begins trial later this spring, and the district court’s recent ruling on summary judgment highlights several interesting facets of the statute of limitations.
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On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, the U.S. Government, in concert with the G7 and European Union, took significant additional sanctions actions against Russia “to impose severe and immediate economic costs on the Putin regime for its atrocities in Ukraine, including in Bucha.”
The Senate has passed a bill by unanimous consent to extend the heightened debt ceiling for Subchapter V of Chapter 11.
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OEHHA proposed its second amendment to the content and conditions for use associated with the widely-used short-form warning permitted under Proposition 65.  
The US Supreme Court has limited the jurisdiction of federal courts to hear motions to vacate or confirm domestic arbitral awards. In Badgerow v. Walters, the Court considered whether the Federal Arbitration Act creates independent federal jurisdiction over actions seeking these forms of relief.
Over half a decade after the industry developed its own standards in light of a lack of meaningful guidance from regulators, the Department of Justice recently issued a guidance document on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for website accessibility.
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) implemented the Biden Administration’s newest vehicle-related environmental law intended to curb not only greenhouse gas emissions but also the United States’ reliance on imported oil and fossil fuels.