Significant Changes to Consumer Product Safety Commission Expected Under New Administration


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) is an independent federal agency that administers the Consumer Product Safety Act (“CPSA”), 15 U.S.C. §§ 2051-2089, and has authority to seek civil penalties for alleged violations of the CPSA.
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Maryland Court of Special Appeals Says No Breach of Contract Claim Unless Doctor Makes Special Promise Regarding Medical Treatment


In a decision handed down on April 27, 2017 in the case of Heneberry v. Pharoan, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals rejected a breach of contract claim against a doctor who failed to completely perform a surgical procedure.
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Employers, Be Aware of—but Don’t Worry about—the Fiduciary Rule’s June 9 Deadline


If you’ve had better things to do, you might only be vaguely aware that the new fiduciary rule becomes effective on June 9, 2017. We’ve written about this before (here and here), but a quick refresher might be helpful as the deadline looms.
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Hope For the Best, Prepare For the Worst: How to Effectively Manage the Perpetual Risk of Employee Loss


Inevitably, all businesses must deal with employee turnover and the departure of key employees.
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Salary History Becoming Latest Battleground in the Fight for Pay Equity


In the past few years, there has been a significant focus by lawmakers on closing the “gender gap” in the pay earned by men and women.
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