Environmental justice (EJ) issues continue to feature prominently in national headlines in 2024. Below, we unpack two Louisiana EJ-focused court decisions and outline seven takeaways for the regulated community.
On January 29, the 15th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, President Joe Biden announced initiatives aimed at achieving pay equity for the federal workforce and employees of federal contractors.
In a December 2023 statement, the White House detailed its intention to encourage antitrust enforcers to scrutinize anticompetitive acquisitions and anticompetitive practices in health care.
On December 5, 2023, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a precedent-setting decision in favor of the prominent skateboarding footwear and apparel brand, Vans.
On January 25, almost two years after Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule (the Rule) strengthening existing export controls relating to Russia, Belarus, and Iran.
On January 25, AJM Packaging Corporation, Aspen Products, Inc., Dart Container Corporation, Hoffmaster Group, Inc., Huhtamaki Americas, Inc., and Unique Industries, Inc., collectively known as the American Paper Plate Coalition (APPC), filed antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on paper plates from China, Thailand, and Vietnam.
On January 24, the Speeding and Fatality Emergency Reduction on California Streets (SAFER California Streets) Package was introduced in an effort to increase safety on California roads.
US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler led an open meeting on January 24, 2024, hosting discussions that evaluated the potential benefits and pitfalls associated with the adoption of proposed rules aimed at increasing disclosure requirements and enhancing investor protections in the context of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) initial public offerings (IPOs), and in subsequent combination transactions consummated between SPACs and target companies, i.e., de-SPAC transactions.
Good nonprofit governance is challenging. It involves crafting and implementing smart policies that can be clearly communicated and anticipate future problems.
California has long had the most restrictive laws against employee non-compete agreements. Effective January 1, two new legislative bills, Senate Bill 699 and Assembly Bill 1076, tightened California’s restrictions even further.
For a limited time, certain H-1B workers can renew their visas from within the United States. This is a significant change that alleviates burdens on both the worker and employer.
For many consumers, comprehending Shakespeare is easier than discerning which products are recyclable and which are not. California’s “Truth in Labeling” law (SB 343), which provides stricter regulations for what products or materials can display the “chasing arrows” recyclable symbol, may bring welcome clarity for consumers, even as it raises a host of new questions for manufacturers, suppliers, and brands.
The Massachusetts Wage Act is one of the most punitive wage payment laws in the country. Employers who run afoul of its provisions, even unintentionally, are liable for treble damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs.
Could 2024 bring renewed growth for the skilled nursing and senior housing market or will proposed regulatory changes and the lingering effects of COVID-19 stymie hopes for a potential rebound?
On January 12, Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law the Wage Transparency Omnibus Amendment Act of 2023. The Act amends the DC Wage Transparency Act of 2014 and is scheduled to go into effect on June 30, assuming it passes the mandatory 30-day congressional review.
On December 18, 2023, the US Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued a rule finalizing the 2024 non-refundable administrative fee parties must pay to access the arbitration process established under the No Surprises Act (the Act).
The US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released several new FAQs this month to provide further clarity on the Corporate Transparency Act’s (CTA) provisions.
As 2023 came to an end, it offered a prime opportunity to examine significant legal developments in intellectual property case law and implications for the real estate industry in the year to come.
New York’s potential ban of non-competition agreements was curtailed by Governor Kathy Hochul. In June 2023, the state legislature passed a bill calling for a broad prohibition on non-competes.
Yesterday, the chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee introduced The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, which proposes changes to the child tax credit, low-income housing credit, deductibility of research and development expenditures.