On February 2, 2023, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Doha Mekki announced that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division was revisiting and withdrawing several policy statements that provided a key safe harbor for certain types of information sharing.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced revised jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act.
California’s new pay transparency law requiring disclosure of pay scales in job openings went into effect on January 1, 2023. The new law requires California employers to disclose the pay range for a job if an applicant asks for it after an initial interview.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) continue to issue guidance regarding the implementation of the drug pricing provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
This article was originally published by the American Health Law Association as one of the 10 biggest issues in health care law this year.
A New York City jury just returned a verdict in favor of Hermès in a historic dispute between the luxury fashion house and digital artist Mason Rothschild over Hermès’ alleged trademark rights relating to Hermès’ famous Birkin handbag.
Similar to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), California law requires an employer to pay overtime based on an employee’s “regular rate of pay.” That rate may not be just an employee’s hourly wage, or straight time, rate.
In a long-awaited development, on February 2, 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court held that all claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) are subject to a five-year statute of limitations. 
On January 18, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Memorandum to all state survey agency directors addressing erroneous schizophrenia coding and increased transparency of Nursing Home Care Compare. 
The past few years have seen “ESG” — referring to environmental, social, and governance factors that influence decision making — move from being a fringe shareholder proxy issue to a front-of-mind C-suite issue. 
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The Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed into law on Aug. 16, 2022, created a new 1% excise tax on certain repurchases of the stock of publicly traded corporations.
With the US Copyright Office (USCO) continuing their stance that protection only extends to human authorship, what will this mean for artificial intelligence (AI)-generated works — and artists — in the future?
Investors, lenders, developers, governments, non-profits, and other real estate market participants are increasingly considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related factors, such as climate change, sustainable energy, and energy efficiency in making decisions.
With the start of the new year, the ArentFox Schiff Media & Entertainment Industry team reviews 10 of the most pressing legal issues for companies in 2023.
It’s that time of year again when employers have to decide who they are sponsoring for an H-1B visa.
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In July 2022, we wrote an alert describing the impact of rising interest rates on the real estate market. There were initial and embryonic signs of a slowdown. Now, we have collected data and surveyed clients and members of our Real Estate group to assess the impact of rising interest rates.
On Friday, January 27, 2023, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a new law, Public Act 102-1123, which refines county governments’ ability to regulate new commercial wind and solar energy facilities. Specifically, PA 102-1123 prohibits counties from banning or establishing moratoriums on wind.
On January 23, 2023 the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released a Declaratory Ruling addressing a request for clarification submitted by US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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Issues of attorney-client privilege have captured headlines in recent months, from the oral arguments in In re: Grand Jury before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month, to former President Donald Trump's claims last fall.
The principal legislative focus for the agriculture sector in 2023 will be the new Farm Bill, which sets the policies for most of the country’s agriculture programs, authorizing mandatory and discretionary spending for assistance related to food and farms.
Enacted in August of 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was heralded by many as a landmark climate legislation in the United States. While the IRA’s tax credits for electric vehicles (EV) were among its most anticipated benefits, the tax credits that materialized have unanswered questions.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the “photo-op” of the president test driving Ford’s new electric F-150 in May of 2021 was the burning image that foretold the US policy direction for the electric mobility industry.