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On December 13, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board redefined the standard for “joint employment” under the National Labor Relations Act, overturning the standard it had adopted just two years ago in its Browning-Ferris Industries decision.  Under Browning Ferris, simply ...

In response to the Superfund Task Force Recommendations issued earlier this year, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt, recently identified 21 Superfund sites nationwide that it believes will benefit from the “direct engagement” of ...

To assist businesses in reviewing their employment and immigration law compliance efforts and planning their 2018 initiatives, Connell Foley has prepared the following 2018 Employer To-Do Checklist. 

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, three Democratic senators introduced a new bill called the Data Security and Breach Notification Act in the government’s latest effort to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity. Of note, the bill requires companies to notify customers within 30 days of ...

UPDATE to the original post below:

On November 28, 2017, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly denied Ms. English’s request for a temporary restraining order preventing President Trump from appointing Mr. Mulvaney as acting director of the CFPB. While the Court did not dismiss Ms ...

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have proposed to extend the date that the 2015 Clean Water Rule will become effective to 2020, thereby allowing sufficient time for the Trump administration to replace the Rule. The proposal comes on the heels ...

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a district court ruling that the residents of Frederick, Maryland cannot sue the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for injuries resulting from the U.S. Army’s alleged improper chemical disposal and remediation ...

Earlier this month, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced that the agency has set drinking water contamination standards for perfluorooctoanic acid (PFOA) and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), making New Jersey the first state to set ...

In the wake of the recent Equifax data breach, the United States House of Representatives recently passed legislation that requires the federal government to assist small businesses in guarding against cyber-attacks by providing them with tools to do so. The bill, entitled the “NIST ...

On October 4, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in a 5-1 decision, issued an opinion concerning class action claims under New Jersey’s Truth In Consumer Contract and Warranty Notice Act (TCCWNA) and Consumer Fraud Act (CFA). In Dugan, et al. v. TGI Fridays, Inc., et al., , a consolidated ...

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