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Alert | Community Association Law Alert
Jun 14, 2024 | Significant Changes to Condominium Act: HB 1021 Signed – Effective July 1, 2024
Today, Governor DeSantis signed HB 1021, which places significant new burdens on condominium managers and directors.  This bill is effective July 1, 2024, although some new requirements have later effective dates.  Below is a summary of the new laws:...
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Jun 3, 2024 | HB1203, HB59 & HB293 to Affect Florida HOAs
On May 31, 2024, Governor DeSantis signed the largest of three new bills that will have a significant impact on homeowners’ associations (HOAs). House Bill 1203, House Bill 59, and House Bill 293 introduce a range of new requirements and regulations...
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May 23, 2024 | My Safe Florida Condominium Pilot Program Offers Hurricane Mitigation Assistance
House Bill 1029 established The My Safe Florida Condominium Pilot Program (the “Program”) effective July 1, 2024. This new Program aims to assist eligible condominium associations by offering hurricane mitigation inspections to determine how to reduc...
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May 8, 2024 | Regulation of PFAS Chemicals Fully Underway
U.S. EPA has issued two significant rulemakings formally regulating the PFAS chemicals PFOA and PFOS.  Regulation of PFAS continues to gain momentum and will have major implications for the regulated community. April saw two major developments wit...
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May 6, 2024 | Now That We’ve Seen the Eclipse, It’s Time To Plan for the TCJA Sunset
As the ball drops in Times Square on December 31, 2025, many of the tax breaks established by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 will disappear. While the TCJA made some permanent tax cuts, a number of tax cuts and deduction limitations will su...
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Apr 26, 2024 | United States Supreme Court Holds That Involuntary Job Transfers Can Violate Title VII
On April 16, 2024, in the case of Muldrow v. St. Louis, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discriminatory job transfers, even if the transfer does not come with “significant harm...
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Apr 24, 2024 | Department of Labor Raises Threshold Limits for Bona Fide Exempt Employees in Final Rule
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule on the Fair Labor Standards Act, which raises the salary thresholds for the FLSA’s overtime exemptions. Under the FLSA, all employees of covered employers must earn at least the...
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Apr 23, 2024 | Federal Trade Commission Follows Through on Promise to Issue Rule Banning Virtually All Non-Compete Agreements
In January 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a proposed rule that would invalidate existing non-competition agreements and prohibit employers from entering into new non-competition agreements, with very limited exceptions. On April 2...
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Apr 19, 2024 | Significant Changes to Title IX Adopted by the U.S. Department of Education
On April 19, 2024, the United States Department of Education (the “Department”) released its long-awaited final rule amending  Title IX regulations. School districts will need to prepare to implement the new regulations as they go into effect on Augu...
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Apr 3, 2024 | Legislation Introduced in Ohio General Assembly to Increase Minimum Teacher Salaries
House Bill 411 has been introduced in the Ohio General Assembly to increase the minimum salary schedule for Ohio teachers that is found in Ohio Revised Code 3317.13.  The proposed legislation would increase the teacher annual base salary for holde...
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Mar 18, 2024 | Sixth Circuit Throws Out Minimum Wage Standards for Employees Who Drive Their Own Vehicles for Work
Last week, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky & Tennessee, turned minimum wage law for employees who drive their personal vehicles for work on its head. While the decision specifically addressed pizza deliver...
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Mar 11, 2024 | Supreme Court Issues Decision Finding TTD Compensation Can Be Terminated Based on MMI Prior to the Date of Industrial Commission Hearing
On March 5, 2024, the Ohio Supreme Court announced its decision in State ex rel. Dillon v Industrial Commission (Slip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-744). In so doing, the Court overruled 25-year precedent from its prior authority in State ex rel. Russell v....
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Feb 29, 2024 | City of Columbus Bans Consideration of Salary History in the Hiring Process
Beginning on March 1, 2024, the City of Columbus will ban consideration of salary and wage history during the hiring process for all employers in the City with fifteen or more employees. In so doing, Columbus joins a growing list of states and poli...
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Feb 27, 2024 | Supreme Court to Rule on Estate Tax Valuation of Stock Purchased with Corporate-Owned Life Insurance Proceeds
If a shareholders agreement sets forth a fixed and determinable price that satisfies the requirements of Code Section 2703(b) and cases interpreting that term, then that price will be respected for federal estate tax valuation purposes. If it does no...
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Feb 21, 2024 | U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Releases 4 New Resource Documents Addressing Students With Disabilities Under Section 504
On February 20, 2024, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released four (4) new resource documents on students with disabilities, reminding students with disabilities and K-12 schools (as well as colleges and universities...
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Feb 20, 2024 | Substitute Version of Bill in Ohio House That Could Dramatically Change Eminent Domain Law Recently Accepted by Committee
Update - February 2024: We have been following the progress of House Bill (“HB”) 64 in Ohio’s 135th General Assembly (formerly HB 698 in the 134th General Assembly) (the “Bill”), which proposes numerous changes to Ohio’s eminent domain statutes. A su...
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Feb 8, 2024 | Ohio Appellate Court Holds Hazardous Material Transportation Act Does Not Preempt Ohio Products Liability Act
On February 5, 2024, an Ohio appellate court issued a decision that will permit plaintiffs in products liability actions to bring state law claims for injuries caused by defective products used in the transfer and storage of hazardous materials. Einb...
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Feb 6, 2024 | Is the Title IX Final Rule Finally Coming?
On June 23, 2022, Title IX’s 50th anniversary, the U.S. Department of Education announced its proposed changes to the implementing regulations concerning how schools must handle sex discrimination matters, including sexual harassment.  Proposed regul...
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Jan 25, 2024 | OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Expanded to Certain Employers
Effective January 1, 2024, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) expands its electronic recordkeeping and reporting requirements for certain employers in designated industries. The regulation, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injur...
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Jan 16, 2024 | New Illinois Law Requires Larger Employers to Give Transit Benefits to Employees
Toward the end of 2023, Illinois enacted the Transportation Benefits Program Act. This Act, which became effective January 1, 2024, requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide their employees with a pre-tax commuter benefit. In this regar...