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  • Advising Food Company Executives at a Time of Increased Regulatory Risk

    Food companies need to be aware of the increasingly litigious environment surrounding food products, which now also includes the risk of criminal enforcement against both the company and its individual executives for violations of the Federal Food,...

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  • Harnessing Technology for Legal Compliance

    Data analytics is a powerful tool that corporate legal departments can harness to help achieve their regulatory and compliance objectives. Essential steps include conducting a thorough risk assessment and mapping vulnerabilities to inform the imposition of strong...

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    Proposed Law A Game-Changer For IoT Security

    Taking a backdoor approach to a looming cybersecurity problem, legislation proposed by a bipartisan group of senators would impose significant obligations on government contractors who supply an “internet-connected device.” An analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT)...

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    Age Discrimination Said To Be Pervasive, Hard To Prove

    “Once layoffs were done by reverse seniority,” notes one economics professor, but the age of “last in, first out” is over. The primary reason is that older workers cost more, not only because they’ve worked their way...

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  • Finding and Correcting A Gender Pay Gap

    “Even well-intentioned employers may be violating the law,” warns Littler attorney Zev J. Eigen. “Pay equity laws do not contain provisions requiring plaintiffs to show animus or intent to pay one gender less.” The problem is that...

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    Justice Dept To Investigate Harvard Admissions Policy

    The Justice Department last week announced it would join a challenge to Harvard admissions policies that allegedly favor Hispanics and African-Americans and discriminate against Asian-Americans. The DOJ initiative could include supporting a lawsuit that was filed in...

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    Senate Healthcare Fiasco Doesn’t Bode Well For Anti-Arbitration Vote

    For business and banking interests that want the Senate to rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) anti-arbitration rule, the failure of the Senate to repeal Obamacare is not a good sign. The July 19 rule, which...

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    Quicken Loans Fined $11M In Class Action

    A federal district court in West Virginia ordered Quicken Loans to pay $11 million – that’s $3,500 per violation of West Virginia’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act, in a case where 2,770 plaintiffs alleged the loan company...

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    House Votes To Block Rule Limiting Mandatory Arbitration

    The Republican-led House of Representatives has voted to block a rule that would have seriously curtailed the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer contracts with banking and financial services companies. The rule, released earlier this month...

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    Will Trump Kneecap The EPA?

    “What they do is a disgrace,” he once told Fox News, and his appointee as EPA administrator was the attorney general of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt, who cemented a reputation as one of the most outspoken opponents of...

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