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  • Blog: Waller Law BlogLike the OSHA and federal contractor vaccine mandates, the CMS IFR is also under fire in the courtsPosted on December 1, 2021 by
    Like the OSHA and federal contractor vaccine mandates, the CMS IFR is also under fire in the courts.
  • Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsIllinois State Law Imposes Group Health Coverage Disclosure RequirementsPosted on November 30, 2021 by Haynes and Boone Benefits Group
    The Illinois Consumer Coverage Disclosure Act (the “CCDA”), which went into effect on August 27, 2021, requires an employer to notify employees in Illinois who are eligible for its group health plan whether such plan does or does not cover each of the essential health benefits identified by the Illinois Department of Labor (the “Illinois […] The post Illinois State Law Imposes Group Health Coverage Disclosure Requirements appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
  • Blog: The Business Law BlogThe Canadian Securities Administrators Proposes Mandatory Climate-Related Disclosure for Reporting IssuersPosted on November 25, 2021 by Jacqueline Wilmott, Chat Ortved, Stuart D. Breen
    Summary of the Article The Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) have published a notice and request for comment on proposed National Instrument 51-107 – Disclosure of Climate-related Matters (the “Proposed Instrument”) and its companion policy, which would establish mandatory climate-related disclosure requirements for reporting issuers in ...
  • Blog: Hunton Employment & Labor Law PerspectivesNew York Substantially Expands Employee Whistleblower ProtectionsPosted on November 18, 2021 by C. Randolph Sullivan and Michael A. Pearlson
    New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed S.B. 4394, an amendment of Section 740 to the New York Labor Law that dramatically expands safeguards against employer whistleblower retaliation. The new law expands protected activity that entitles an employee to whistleblower protection, the categories of covered workers protected by the statute, and the definition of prohibited retaliatory actions, among other changes.  The new law takes effect on January 26, 2022. Some of the key provisions that New York employers should carefully review are listed below.
  • Blog: NextGen Financial Services ReportSurvey Results: Significant M&A Activity Expected for the Financial Services Sector in the Next 12 MonthsPosted on November 15, 2021 by Thomas S. Vaughn
    Respondents to Dykema’s 17th annual M&A Outlook Survey expected the financial services industry to be among the busiest sectors for M&A activity in the coming 12 months. While automotive topped the list, financial services was ranked third, up from fifth place last year. The full report was released Thursday. Overall, the survey showed that respondents...Continue Reading…
  • Blog: BuildSmartOut with Lonergan, In with Spearin: Texas Legislature Provides Contractors with Limited Protection for Defective Plans and DesignsPosted on November 12, 2021 by Justin T. Scott
    As of September 1, 2021, in a change to Texas caselaw that had been in place for over a century, Texas contractors now have protection in certain circumstances from liability for defective plans and specifications provided to the contractor by someone else. In the 1907 Texas Supreme Court case Lonergan v. San Antonio Loan &...Continue Reading

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