CPSC Initiates Rulemaking to Ban Some Flame Retardants


In 2015, a group of consumer groups filed a petition with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) seeking to ban under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act the use of non-polymeric organohalogen flame retardants (“ORF”) from children’s products, furniture, mattresses and cases surrounding electronics.
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1099 or W-2? How to Classify Workers in the Gig Economy and Why It Matters


Uber and other ride sharing companies have been at the forefront of the “gig economy” where websites and mobile applications (commonly called “apps”) connect workers to customers who need a temporary service.
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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Constitutional Limits on Specific Jurisdiction Over Foreign Defendants…Again


Since 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court has continued to roll back the expansion of personal jurisdiction by lower courts and has set more limitations on where a plaintiff can sue corporate defendants.
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Feeling Discouraged About Immigration?


Feeling Discouraged About Immigration? You are not alone.
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U.S. District Court Strikes Down DOL’s Overtime Rule


On August 31, 2017, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in Plano, Texas abrogated the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations with respect to overtime pay (the “Overtime Rule”).
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So Why Do I Have To Sign This Declaration Again?


This is a question that I often am asked when inventors have been working with us for an extended period of time.
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EPA’s Task Force Recommendations to Revamp and Expedite Superfund Cleanups and Process – A Welcome Change


While the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Superfund program under the Comprehensive Environmental Response and Liability Act or “CERCLA” has often been dubbed the “Comprehensive Employment and Retirement Lawyers Act,”...
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Impact of the FOIA Amendments on your Company


For those of you who have received a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC” or “Commission”) within the past year, you may – or worse, may not – have noticed new disclosure language.
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What Were They Smoking? Massachusetts Supreme Court Becomes First State Court to Find Employers Must Accommodate Use of Medical Marijuana


As the number of states legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes has steadily grown, employers have been anxiously asking whether they are required to accommodate the use of medical marijuana if the use is related to an employee’s disability.
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Court of Special Appeals Affirms Admission of Plaintiff’s Medical Records into Evidence to Support Opinions of Defense Expert


A recent holding of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland is of significance to companies defending personal injury lawsuits—particularly those where the nature or extent of a plaintiff’s alleged injuries is in dispute.
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