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NYC Council Amends The New York City Human Rights Law Definition Of Covered Employer
New York City's Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) is one of the broadest anti-discrimination statutes in the country.
United States
18 Oct 2019
New York City's Commission On Human Rights Issues New Guidance On Immigration Status And National Origin Discrimination
For decades, the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) has provided protections against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of an individual's
United States
15 Oct 2019
Financial Action Task Force Publishes Guidance For A Risk-Based Approach To Virtual Assets And Virtual Asset Service Providers
On June 21, 2019 the Financial Action Task Force (the "FATF"), published its long-awaited Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers (the "Guidance").
United States
8 Jul 2019
Hauled From The Deep End? New (And One Old) Developments In Pennsylvania Personal Jurisdiction
First, we apologize to our readers for not publishing this post earlier.
United States
2 Jul 2019
Golden (State) Opportunity: What Businesses Need To Know About Rulemaking For California's Privacy Act
Material privacy and data security risks are set to rise again with the coming implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in January 2020.
United States
21 May 2019
Massachusetts High Court Issues Rulings Defining Contours Of Constitutional Protection For Cell Phone Location Data
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts issued two rulings last week addressing law enforcement access to and use of cell phone location data. In the first,
United States
21 May 2019
Guest Post – Even A No-Deal Brexit Will Not Erase Prior, Adverse CJEU Precedent
Today, Reed Smith is hosting a client roundtable in London, "Identifying and Mitigating Risk in a Changing Global Economy," for life sciences clients.
European Union
14 May 2019
New York City Council Gives The Green Light To A Ban On Marijuana Testing For Job Applicants
On April 9, 2019, New York City Council passed a bill amending the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), to bar NYC employers from testing prospective employees for marijuana use.
United States
1 May 2019
New York City Commission On Human Rights Issues New Guidance On Race Discrimination On The Basis Of Hairstyle
On February 19, 2019, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) issued new enforcement guidance regarding (1) policies that place restrictions, or ban ...
United States
8 Mar 2019
Supreme Court – The Excessive Fines Clause Applies To The States
Last week, in Timbs v. Indiana, ___ S. Ct. ___, 2019 WL 691578 (U.S. Feb. 20, 2019), the Court unanimously held that the Excessive Fines Clause of the U.S. Constitution's Eighth Amendment applies to the states:
United States
26 Feb 2019
NYC Council Enacts New Protections For Employees' Sexual And Reproductive Health Decisions
This week, the New York City Council passed new amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law, which prohibit employment discrimination ...
United States
31 Jan 2019
Recent Rulings Indicate Fifth Amendment May Join Fourth Amendment As Critical Consideration In Courts' Efforts To Apply Constitutional Protections To Smartphones And Other New Technology
The Fourth Amendment right of the people "to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects" has been center stage in debates over technology that scarcely could have been imagined at the time it was written.
United States
28 Jan 2019
End Of Year Reminder For NY Employers: NYC's Cooperative Dialogue Law Is In Effect
On October 15, 2018, the New York City Human Rights Law (CHRL) was amended to require employers to engage in a "cooperative dialogue" with individuals who may be entitled to
United States
17 Jan 2019
Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Avandia Failure-To-Warn Claims
A little over a year ago, we reported on a decision by Judge Rufe (E.D. Pa.) dismissing an Avandia heart attack case on the grounds of the learned intermediary rule (Utah law).
United States
14 Jan 2019
Another Dormant Commerce Clause Win
We've blogged a number of times about the Dormant Commerce Clause ("DCC") as an additional basis for bolstering both preemption and Due Process arguments.
United States
10 Jan 2019
Legal Fees Spent Successfully Defending Qui Tam Whistleblower Claims May Be Recoverable Even Under Fixed-Price Contracts
Such legal costs also may be recoverable when a contract is subject to a modification that based on cost negotiation.
United States
6 Nov 2018
ECtHR Rules On UK Mass Surveillance Under RIPA
On 13 September 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued a much anticipated judgment in Big Brother Watch and others v. United Kingdom (Applications nos. 58170/13, 62322/14...
United States
30 Oct 2018
CMS Proposes Tweaks To Medicare Appeals Rules To Reduce Administrative Burdens
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed revising its rules governing the process Medicare beneficiaries, providers, and suppliers.
United States
19 Oct 2018
House And Senate Hearings Focus On Health Costs And Policy Issues
Congressional panels continue to focus on federal health care policy topics, including cost, quality, and program integrity issues. Recent hearings have included the following:
United States
28 Sep 2018
European Union
19 Sep 2018
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