Monthly Archives: March 2022

UPDATE: Washington, D.C. Ban on Non-Competes Postponed Until October 2022

On March 28, 2022, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed D.C. Act 24-350, postponing the applicability date of the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-563) (the “Act”) until October 1, 2022.  As we previously reported, the D.C. Council will likely use the coming months to consider various amendments, which will hopefully offer clarity to employers.

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Christos Ioannides, LLPO Law Firm

Christos Ioannides is a founding partner of LLPO Law Firm in Nicosia, Cyprus, and a member of the ILN. In this episode, Lindsay and Christos consider what it means to manage a law firm, the challenges of adapting to change, and what is essential for the practice of law.

You can listen to the podcast here, or we’ve provided a transcript of the highlights below.

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Did the Supreme Court Oral Argument on Viking River Cruises Signal a Coming Sea Change for California Employment Law?

Silence can be telling.

That is especially so in the legal industry.

In the context of a hearing or oral argument, if judges or justices don’t ask an attorney a question, it can be incredibly encouraging – or incredibly discouraging.  It often means that the judges or justices have already made up their minds after having read the parties’ briefs and simply don’t have any questions or don’t need to hear anything more.

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Podcast: DOJ Goes After Civil Cyber-Fraud – Diagnosing Health Care

In this episode of the Diagnosing Health Care Podcast:  How does the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) intend to leverage its enforcement authority under the False Claims Act to advance DOJ’s recently announced Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative?

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New York City’s Upcoming Salary Range Disclosure Law Guidance Issues and Proposed Amendments Are Introduced

On March 28, 2022, the New York City Commission on Human Rights released official guidance (Guidance) regarding the upcoming pay transparency law, Int. 1208-B (Law), which requires all advertisements for jobs, promotions, and transfer opportunities for positions performed in the City to include a minimum and maximum salary range.  As we previously reported, the City Council passed the Law on December 15, 2021, and it currently is expected to take effect on May 15, 2022.

In addition, amendments to the Law have recently been introduced in the New York City Council (T2022-5021 (Bill)) which, if passed, will modify the Law in important ways, including delaying its effective date and further clarifying its requirements.

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OSHA Reopens Rulemaking Record for a Permanent Standard to Protect Health Care Workers Against COVID-19 and Considers Expanding Its Scope

On March 22, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it had partially reopened the comment period for its permanent standard to protect health care and health care support workers from exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.

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Networking: Don’t Forget to Follow Up!

When networking, it’s easy to focus on the event itself and forget that one of the most important parts of the process is the follow-up. Networking, and relationship building, aren’t a one and done – they’re a process. And that process takes careful tending.

But the good news is that with a few simple steps, you can make that follow-up part of your post-event routine so that following up becomes as natural as brushing your teeth…well, almost.

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Video: Focus on Caregiver Discrimination, Harassment and Discrimination Protections in NY, Wage and Hour Budget – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we look at the additional guidance the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued regarding caregivers.

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Global energy events are changing the course of the ESG movement in the US

Energy has always been a powerful driver of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) movement, due to the universal impact of global warming. Over the last several weeks, there have been a number of energy and environmental events that could dramatically impact the course of the ESG movement here in the U.S.

From the climate activist side, Seth Borenstein from the Associate Press reported on the ramifications of the first melting of ice shelf in East Antarctica – an area long thought to be stable and outside the reach of current global warming. In the article, University of Minnesota ice scientist Peter Neff shares his worry that previous assumptions about East Antarctica’s stability may not be correct. Read more…

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The Court of Justice rules on the application of the non bis in idem principle in the event of a duplication of proceedings and penalties under sectoral rules and competition law

On 22 March 2022, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its answers to the two preliminary questions referred to it by the Brussels Court of Appeal on the interpretation of the non bis in idem principle (case C-117/20). In its questions, the referring court asked, in essence, whether this principle precludes a national competition authority to prosecute and sanction an undertaking where, on the same facts, that undertaking has already been the subject of a final decision following proceedings relating to an infringement of sectoral rules. Read more…

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