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Alert | Education Law Alert
Jun 24, 2021 | Supreme Court Rules in Favor of High School Student in First Amendment Dispute
By Ahmer Sheriff & Hailee Kepchar, Law Clerk On June 23, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States, in an 8-1 decision, affirmed the rulings of both the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit...
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Jun 22, 2021 | What You Should Know About Liability Waivers for Minors in Ohio
As Ohio’s COVID restrictions are lifting, and families and organizations get back to regular sports and recreational activities, it is important to consider the legal contours of liability waivers that parents sign for their minor children.  In Oh...
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Jun 17, 2021 | U.S. Department of Education Issues New Interpretation Providing Protection Against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity Under Title IX
On Wednesday, June 16, the United States Department of Education issued a Notice of Interpretation (“Interpretation”) “to make clear that the Department interprets Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination to encompass discrimination based on sexu...
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Jun 11, 2021 | OSHA Issues COVID-19 Rules for Healthcare Employers Only
On June 10, 2021, Marty Walsh, Labor Secretary and acting assistant Secretary of Labor for Jim Frederick of Occupational Safety and Health Administration, announced the “emergency temporary standard,” or ETS, that identifies what employers must do to...
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Jun 11, 2021 | Will Cannabis Ever Be Legalized at the Federal Level?
Many states have legalized the use of cannabis for medical and/or recreational usage. However, cannabis is still listed as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and thus illegal at the federal level. Passage of the Marijuana Opportuni...
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May 28, 2021 | BWC Proposes New Rule Excluding COVID-19 Claims From an Employer’s Experience Rating
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is proposing a new rule which will exclude COVID-19 claims from an employer’s experience rating.   In proposing the new rule, the BWC noted that pandemics are generally considered catastrophes and the pres...
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May 28, 2021 | EEOC Issues Updated Technical Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations
On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued updated technical guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccinations consistent with federal civil rights laws enforced by the EEOC. The EEOC technical guidance states that “[a]nalysi...
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May 25, 2021 | Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping Health Care Law
Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed into law the “Illinois Health Care and Human Service Reform Act” (Act). The purpose of the Act is to address inequality in the delivery of health care services in Illinois. While many provisions apply solely to...
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May 24, 2021 | IRS Asks Major Crypto Exchange for Users’ Identities and Data
Earlier this month, the United States District Court, Northern District of California approved the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) request to execute a “John Doe” summons on the parent company of popular cryptocurrency exchange Kraken. The order dem...
Alert | Environmental Law
May 7, 2021 | Clean Water Act Update
Overview of Recent Nationwide Permit Program Changes On March 28, 2017, former President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13783, “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.” The Executive Order directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
Alert | Bankruptcy and Creditors' Right
May 6, 2021 | Tenants Get at Least a Week’s Breathing Room Under Continuing Eviction Moratorium
While the District of Columbia federal court's order yesterday vacated the moratorium, HHS (the CDC is part of the family of agencies under the HHS, which was actually named as the Defendant) quickly filed an emergency motion to stay the order.  You...
Alert | Bankruptcy and Creditors' Right
May 5, 2021 | Federal Judge Vacates CDC Eviction Moratorium
On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Judge Friedrich of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, entered an Order vacating the CDC’s nationwide eviction moratorium order. In a related opinion, Judge Friedrich ruled that the Public Health...
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May 4, 2021 | It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a … Drone?
The Federal Aviation Administration recently issued final rules requiring remote identification of Unmanned Aerial Systems (“UAS” aka drones) and allowing flight over people, moving vehicles, and at night under certain conditions. The final rules wen...
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Apr 27, 2021 | President Biden’s American Jobs Plan Calls for Significant Funding for Worker-Focused Agencies
Workplace civil rights and health and safety agencies will likely receive additional funding to carry out anti-bias enforcement under President Biden’s American Jobs Plan.   Last month, President Biden announced his administration’s $2 trillion Am...
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Apr 27, 2021 | Department of Labor Planning Enhanced Enforcement
Not surprisingly, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is looking to reverse many of the Trump administration’s employer-friendly initiatives and rules. Those reversals include: Setting aside gig-industry-friendly rules that ma...
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Apr 22, 2021 | Eleventh Circuit Decision Creates Further Division Among Circuit Courts Regarding Website Accessibility and ADA
On April 7, 2021, the Eleventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals vacated a trial court ruling from 2017 which held that Winn-Dixie Stores violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) because the Plaintiff, who is visually impaired, could...
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Apr 20, 2021 | DOL Issues Cybersecurity Guidance Focused on ERISA
Last week, the Employee Benefits Security Administration arm of the Department of Labor issued guidance focused on protecting and preventing workers’ benefits from the escalating impact of cybersecurity threats.  The guidance, which addressed plan...
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Apr 20, 2021 | EEOC Will Issue Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Programs Offered by Employers
Lawmakers and many employer organizations have urged the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) to issue guidance to companies that are considering providing incentives to employees who get the COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically, Sen. Richard B...
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Apr 20, 2021 | OSHA's Rollout of COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard on Hold
Upon taking office, President Biden issued an executive order directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to decide by March 15 whether an emergency temporary standard was needed relative to COVID-19, and if OSHA determined t...
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Apr 6, 2021 | Department of Labor Steps Up Enforcement of Anti-Bias for Government Contractors
The Department of Labor (DOL), under the Biden Administration, has stepped up anti-bias enforcement against government contractors. In doing so, the DOL, through its investigators, is conducting more thorough audits with more detailed questions and i...