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If yours is one of the many companies considering new employment incentives, enhanced benefits, and retention bonuses, you should also consider taking another look at your non-compete covenants at the same time. They might already be outdated and unenforceable.
The metaverse, regarded by many as the next frontier in digital commerce, does not, on its surface, appear to offer many benefits to an industry with a core mission of providing a physical space for guests to use and occupy. However, there are many opportunities that the metaverse may offer.
Attorney-Client Privilege Issues: Three Ways Companies Can Shield Privileged Communications From Their Directors
Directors owe fiduciary duties to the company. To make informed decisions and satisfy those fiduciary duties, directors generally have broad access to the company’s books and records, with a few exceptions.
In the six months since Facebook, Inc. rebranded to Meta Platforms, Inc., the idea of the “metaverse” has catapulted from a little-known science fiction fantasy to the forefront of popular culture. This year, digital real estate sales in the metaverse are expected to double and reach $1 Billion.
Biden Administration Implements New Energy Efficiency Standards for Light Bulbs, Phasing Out Sale of Most Incandescent Bulbs by 2023
The Department of Energy (DOE) has adopted two new rules for commonly-used light bulbs which are intended to phase out most incandescent bulbs in favor of LED lightbulbs, which use less energy and last significantly longer.
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.
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On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited emergency temporary standard (ETS) mandating that large employers require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain weekly tests and wear face coverings in the workplace.
On October 13, 2021, the EEOC once again issued updated FAQs concerning the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, among others, to issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April, Houston Methodist Hospital announced its decision to mandate the COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. One hundred seventeen employees sued to block the mandate.
Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission expanded its technical assistance to address COVID-19 vaccinations. Here are some of the highlights.
As the world looks to move forward with employees either returning to the workplace or staying remote, there are a host of new laws and regulations that need to be understood and complied with. This timely webinar is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association's Labor and Employment Secti
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 42 Arent Fox LLP attorneys as leaders in their field.
There’s One for You, Nineteen for Me: Biden Aims To Raise $1.5 Trillion by Raising Tax Rates and Eliminating Like-Kind Exchanges for Wealthy
In March, following the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, President Biden announced the American Jobs Plan, an infrastructure spending plan, and the Made in America Tax Plan, a tax reform plan that seeks to raise corporate income taxes.
With COVID-19 vaccinations increasing, interest has grown in developing COVID-19 passports, digitized verification that the bearer has been fully inoculated against the virus. Last week, however, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order banning them in his state.
Employers should be mindful of this new leave law understanding that they may not take any adverse action, discriminate, or retaliate against an employee for requesting leave to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Both practical and legal issues will need to be resolved, but as of today, the EEOC has signaled that mandatory COVID vaccinations are lawful for the vast majority of employees.
Updated Benefits for Senior Living Facility Owners and Operators
Effective October 30, 2020, the Federal Reserve updated its Term Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions (the “Updated FAQs”) describing the Main Street Lending Program (the “Program”) to expand the number of businesses that may be eligible to borrow under the Program.
As travel increases despite ongoing pandemic concerns, hotel operators must address how to welcome back the increased workforce needed to care for more guests.
Low Applicable Federal Rates Provide Flexibility in Reducing or Forgiving Interest without Adverse Tax Consequences
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has caused significant financial hardship in the hospitality industry.
In response to public feedback to the initial terms of the Main Street Lending Program, the Federal Reserve Board announced on April 30, 2020, an expansion of the loan options available to businesses and an increase in the maximum size of businesses that are eligible to borrow under the Program.