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The New York City Council has scheduled a hearing on Int. 800-A, legislation that would expand NYC’s Earned Safe and Sick Time law by adding up to 80 hours of accrued personal time off. The legislation is sponsored by the Public Advocate Jumaane...

Introduction - In March 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued detailed guidance for states on the monitoring and evaluation of “eligibility and coverage” Section 1115 Medicaid demonstrations. The new guidance provides...

One year after our first Q&As on the draft ePrivacy Regulation and the reformed Italian Data Protection Code (DPC), here is a 2.0 version of the same FAQ list, the aim of which is to answer some of the most common questions on the relationship of the...

The parlous state of patent law as applied to biotechnology (and to a slightly lesser extent, pharmaceuticals) generally over the past several years has been thoroughly explicated, and the recalcitrance engendered by stare decisis principles at...

Presented as a flagship measure of economic reform during the five-year period, the law on growth and business transformation, known as the PACTE Act, was finally adopted by the Parliament on April 11, 2019. The Constitutional Council, which was...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency issued its Spring Regulatory Agenda on May 22, 2019. The Agenda includes two air rulemakings that appeared in the EPA’s Agenda for the first time. The first relates to the Clean Air Act Benefit/Cost...

The PTAB Strategies and Insights newsletter provides timely updates and insights into how best to handle proceedings at the USPTO. It is designed to increase return on investment for all stakeholders looking at the entire patent life cycle in a...

In a recent mailing we noted that the following Democratic presidential candidates are covered under federal pay-to-play rules (i.e., SEC 206(4)-5, MSRB G-37, CFTC 23.451 and FINRA 2030) because they are currently elected state or local officials...

On May 7, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for application of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The significance of this NPRM cannot be understated. The CFPB's proposed...

Anyone who has been involved in an Arizona family law case since 2013 knows that the notion of child “custody” is largely obsolete. At the end of 2012, the term “custody” was replaced with two legal concepts: legal decision-making and parenting time....

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