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President Biden Takes First Step to Limit Non-Compete Agreements Nationally

President Biden promised during his campaign that if elected he would take federal action against non-competition agreements. On July 9, 2021, Biden issued a...

What Is a Sustainability-Linked Loan, and Should My Company Get One?

Under pressure from shareholder groups, investors and customers, you might already have “green initiatives” in your business plan, and you probably have already identified...

Massachusetts Enacts COVID-19-Related Emergency Paid Sick Law

On May 28, 2021, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law legislation requiring all Massachusetts employers to provide emergency paid sick leave to employees...

EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance, Authorizes Employer Vaccine Incentives

On May 28, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its guidance concerning COVID-19 vaccinations in the employment context.  Most significantly, the...
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EU Considers Significant Regulations for AI

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On April 21, 2021, the European Commission released a highly-anticipated proposal for a regulation governing artificial intelligence (AI). The proposal has been drafted by the Commission...

United Nations Working Group Approves Cybersecurity Report: What is it and...

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On 12 March 2021, the United Nations Open-ended Working Group (“OEWG”), established by General Assembly Resolution 73/27 and consisting of all United Nations Member States, adopted by consensus...

API Copying Now Fair Game in the Wake of Supreme Court’s...

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The decade-long dispute between Google LLC and Oracle America Inc. has now ended with the Supreme Court ruling 6-2 in favor of Google.  This dispute...

OSHA Releases COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Guidance

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On January 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued detailed health and safety guidance to inform employers and employees of recommended strategies to...

Corporate Transparency Act: What We Know, What We Don’t, and What...

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On January 1, 2021, Congress overrode President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 ("NDAA"), enacting the legislation into...

EEOC Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine

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This post originally appeared in the Foley Hoag newsletter. ___ On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  (“EEOC”) issued guidance for employers regarding the...

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