Regulation (EU) 2021/784 on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online

Regulation (EU) 2021/784 on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online
With the emergence of new and complex cross-border and cross-sectorial security threats, was highlighted the…
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3 Tips to Translate Networking into Business Opportunities

I know, it’s summer and we’re trying to relax.

But just in case you find yourself at a networking event in the next few weeks (or plan to be at one this fall), there are a few key ways you can add value to your attendance in addition to your presence at the event. Of course, when you choose the right one, the networking alone provides a return on your investment.

But we’re often so eager for our actual attendance to equal business that we forget that as with any business development opportunity, it’s not one-and-done. In the dating game, while it might be possible for you to meet someone and marry them the same night, and find lasting happiness, it’s much more likely that you spend time getting to know each other before making a commitment. Your business relationships are much the same.

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Washington, D.C. Scales Back Ban on Non-Competes

Washington, D.C. employers will not need to scrap all their non-compete agreements after all.  On July 12, 2022, the D.C. Council (the “Council”) passed the Non-Compete Clarification Amendment Act of 2022 (B24-0256) (the “Amendment”), which among other things, tempers the District’s near-universal ban on non-compete provisions to permit restrictions for highly compensated employees.  For further analysis on the original D.C. Ban on Non-Compete Act, please see our previous articles here and here.

The Council delayed the initial ban several times in response to feedback from employer groups.  However, barring an unlikely veto or Congressional action during the mandatory review period, the amended ban will take effect as of October 1, 2022.  We detail the key revisions to the ban below.

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South Carolina Abortion Bill Contains Harsh Criminal Penalties for Interfering with Whistleblowers

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, state legislatures across the country have accelerated their discussion of new laws either restricting or further protecting access to abortions.  A state senate bill in South Carolina, S. 1373 currently pending in the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs, would not only ban almost all abortions in that state, but would also afford novel whistleblower protections. Specifically, S. 1373 imposes criminal penalties, punishable by imprisonment for ten years, for persons who “take any action to impede a whistleblower from communicating about a violation of this article with the Attorney General, a solicitor, or any other person authorized to bring an action in violation of this article.”

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Torres Talks Trade Podcast Episode 6 on Forced Labor in Supply Chains

This week’s episode (below) looks at the U.S. government’s enforcement of laws that combat forced labor in supply chains, including the newly passed Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, as well as the impact of forced labor compliance on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives. How can companies ensure their supply chains are compliant and protect against the risk of having their goods seized or detained? Find out as host Olga Torres is joined by Ana Hinojosa, a former Executive Director at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a former Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Office of International Affairs at CBP, and a former Director of Compliance and Facilitation for the World Customs Organization, now President of ABH Global Trade Consulting, and Kelli Thompson, a former Supervisory Import Specialist at CBP and now the CEO of Integrity International Trade Consulting.

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Chambers HNW 2022 Recognizes Connolly Gallagher for Delaware Private Wealth Law

Chambers HNW 2022 Recognizes Connolly Gallagher for Delaware Private Wealth Law

In its 2022 guide, Chambers High Net Worth ranked Connolly Gallagher LLP for Private Wealth Law in Delaware. Sources report the Trusts & Estates team is “consistently responsive and delivers on deadlines.” As one interviewee stated: “Their service goes above and beyond.

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Podcast: Interoperability: A New Vision Through openEHR – Diagnosing Health Care

In this episode of the Diagnosing Health Care Podcast:  In the past decade, certified electronic health records (EHRs) have been instrumental in transforming medical records from paper to digital formats.

What obstacles are currently preventing providers from sharing patient data with each other or patients from sharing health information from their personal devices with their providers? In this episode of our special series on interoperability, hear from Tomaž Gornik, founder and CEO of Better.

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Llinks Bulletin: The Dust Has Settled: Measures for Security Assessment of Data Exports

The “2021 Data Economy Report” released by the United Nations revealed that the United States and China benefit greatly from the digital economy. Half of the world’s ultra-large-scale data centers are in China and the United States. Global digital companies derive strong financial, market and technical strength from worldwide platform businesses. Considering the presence of a variety of business scenarios such as global supply chain, overseas remote operation and maintenance, cross -border service platform operations, and overseas brand management, the compliance issues involved in data cross-border flow increasingly draw concern. In 2021, we made concise illustration on the data outbound rules under Chinese Law, including security assessment process, in the “Illustrative Chart – Data Outbound Rules”. Read more…

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Employment Law Q&A: COVID-19 Testing in the Workplace

Q.  Under the ADA, may an employer, as a mandatory screening measure, administer a COVID-19 viral test (a test to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus) when evaluating an employee’s initial or continued presence in the workplace?

A.  Yes, if the employer can demonstrate that it is job related and consistent with business necessity under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  This approach is based on modified Guidance regarding the COVID-19 testing issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) on July 12, 2022.  In earlier guidance issued during the height of the pandemic, the EEOC said COVID-19 testing for on-site employees was permissible without limitation.  The change in the EEOC’s position reflects the evolving nature of the pandemic and the EEOC’s return to its more typical approach to employer-required medical exams and tests. Read more…

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Proposed South Carolina Abortion Law Includes Harsh Criminal Penalties for Interfering with Whistleblowers, including by Enforcing Confidentiality Agreements

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, state legislatures across the country have accelerated their discussion of new laws either restricting or further protecting access to abortions.  A state senate bill in South Carolina, S. 1373 currently pending in the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs, would not only ban almost all abortions in that state, but would also afford novel whistleblower protections. Specifically, S. 1373 imposes criminal penalties, punishable by imprisonment for ten years, for persons who “take any action to impede a whistleblower from communicating about a violation of this article with the Attorney General, a solicitor, or any other person authorized to bring an action in violation of this article.”

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