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Posts from October 2021.
Religious Objection to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: EEOC Issues Updated Guidance

On October 25, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its technical guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, offering further clarity on some of the longstanding practices surrounding religious-based objections by an employee to a mandatory ...

Diversity Visa Program Entry Instructions Released: Online Entry for DV-2023 Runs October 6, 2021 to November 9, 2021

Each year, 55,000 immigrant visas (green cards) are made available through a lottery in which people who come to the United States from countries with low rates of U.S. immigration may participate.

The U.S. State Department holds the lottery, known as the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program ...

Safe Harbor Bill Revived in New Jersey Legislature

A bill that would provide companies with an affirmative defense for certain data security incidents has been introduced this term in the New Jersey Legislature. The bill seeks to follow legislation passed in other states -  Utah, Ohio and Connecticut – by providing an affirmative defense ...

Court Issues an Order Vacating and Remanding Navigable Waters Protection Rule – A New Twist to the Continually-Evolving Rule and Its Impact on Property Owners

During Donald Trump’s presidency, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limited the scope of its enforcement under the Clean Water Act by implementing the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (2020 Rule), which provided a new—more narrow—definition of “waters of the ...

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