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What could a 32-hour workweek mean for California employers?

June 23, 2022

News - Labor & Employment

Ethan Chernin spoke with HR Dive about a bill in California that could change the state's definition of a workweek from 40 hours to 32 hours per week.


AGs Close Taps on Pipeline Permit Re-Review | AG Bonta Floats Water Argument | AG Healey Finds A Wrong Pathway

June 23, 2022

Publication - State Attorneys General

The State AG Report – 6.23.2022 Here are last week’s curated AG and federal regulatory news stories highlighting key areas in which state and federal regulators’ decisions are having an impact across the US.


Airlines Applaud Lifting of COVID Testing Requirement for U.S. Arrivals [Alert]

June 23, 2022

Publication - Aviation, Aviation Litigation, Aviation Regulatory, Transportation & Trade - Aviation

The CDC rescinded the COVID-19 testing requirement for U.S. arriving passengers on June 15. Airlines for America welcomed the CDC's decision.


Broad Street Brief: City Council Expected to Pass Budget and Tax Changes This Afternoon

June 23, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Today is City Council’s last voting session before summer recess begins. The legislative body is expected to pass a budget that will invest additional money into public safety and quality-of-life programs. City Council will also vote to lower the net profits portion of the Business Income and Receipts Tax (BIRT) and the Wage Tax. For more information, read the Public Strategies team’s policy alert.


Cozen Currents: The Coming Biden Reset

June 22, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

“The midterm elections are a natural point for the Biden administration to pivot in terms of both personnel and policy. The White House itself will tack to the center in preparation for the president’s re-election campaign, but Biden’s regulators will continue to pursue an aggressive progressive agenda.” — Howard Schweitzer, CEO, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies


Federal Circuit Signals Patentees Entitled to Jurisdictional Discovery Before Ruling on Motion to Dismiss [Alert]

June 21, 2022

Publication - Intellectual Property, Patents

The Federal Circuit signals a new trend in allowing a patentee jurisdictional discovery prior to ruling on a foreign defendant’s motion to dismiss.


Seventh Circuit Clarifies that Denial of Leave is Not Necessary for an FMLA Interference Claim [Alert]

June 21, 2022

Publication - Labor & Employment

Abigail Green discusses the Seventh Circuit's decision in Salvatore Ziccarelli v. Thomas J. Dart, et al.


State AG Pulse | The Politician v. The Judge: Maryland’s Primary

June 20, 2022

Publication - State Attorneys General

The two leading contenders for Maryland AG come from very different backgrounds. In this week’s podcast, host Bernie and his State AG Group colleagues Milton Marquis and Chris Allen debate what this means for their election prospects and the future of the Maryland AG’s office.


In Focus: Demand for Industrial Land Surges

June 17, 2022

Publication - Real Estate, Zoning, Land Use & Development

Evan Pritchard discusses the surge in demand for industrial land due to the growth in e-commerce in Area Development. Sales for industrial land grew by 41 percent from Q1 of 2020 to Q4 of 2021. With online services now a part of everyone’s life, we must be able to support these services with the land.


What is “Birdnesting” in Legalese? [Martindale-Avvo]

June 17, 2022

Publication - Family Law

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, contributed a post to the Martindale-Avvo blog discussing the concept of Birdnesting or Nesting.


AGs Have No Taste for Non-Tobacco Nicotine Products | AG Tong Trashes Non-Recyclable Bags |  When What You See Isn’t What You Get

June 16, 2022

Publication - State Attorneys General

The State AG Report – 6.16.2022 Here are last week’s curated AG and federal regulatory news stories highlighting key areas in which state and federal regulators’ decisions are having an impact across the US.


Judge Axes Minneapolis 2040 Plan

June 16, 2022

News - Real Estate

Steve Katkov is quoted in a Finance and Commerce article discussing a court ruling in connection with one of the country's most progressive and controversial approaches to city planning, the Minneapolis 2040 Plan.


Broad Street Brief: City Council and Kenney Administration Reach Deal on Spending and Taxes

June 16, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

te last night, Philadelphia City Council passed a budget deal out of committee that invested additional money into public safety and quality-of-life programs. They also voted to lower the net profits portion of the Business Income and Receipts Tax (BIRT) and the Wage Tax. For more information, read the comprehensive analysis below.


US Supreme Court Places Limits on California’s PAGA Law [Alert]

June 16, 2022

Publication - Labor & Employment

The Supreme Court ruled that the FAA overrules CA Supreme Court authority limiting arbitration agreements in representative actions under PAGA.


Philadelphia City Council and the Kenney Administration Reach Budget Deal [Alert]

June 16, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies


BCSC Denies Driving Privileges to Enforce Securities Fraud Sanctions [Alert]

June 16, 2022

Publication - Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement, White Collar Defense & Investigations

The BC Securities Commission dismissed an application to overturn a decision to deny a man a driver’s license after committing 62 counts of securities fraud.


When Might a Plaintiff Argue Against Their Own Article III Standing? [Alert]

June 15, 2022

Publication - Commercial Litigation, Financial Services

The Eastern District of NY weighed in on what should happen when a defendant attempts to remove a consumer protection matter to federal court.


How to Ensure Your Child’s Inheritance Remains Their Separate Property [Law.com]

June 15, 2022

Publication - Elder Law

Cassandra Jelincic authored an article published in Daily Business Review explaining how parents can ensure their child’s inheritance remains their separate property.


Cozen O'Connor's Alissa Christopher named Volunteer of the Week by the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

June 14, 2022

News - Bad Faith, Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability Insurance Coverage - Insurance

Alissa Christopher, Member of the firm's Global Insurance Department, was recognized as the Volunteer of the Week by the Human Rights Initiative (HRI) of North Texas.


New Planning Opportunity for Florida SLATs [Alert]

June 14, 2022

Publication - Private Client Services

A new Florida law will allow a Grantor Spouse of a SLAT to be a beneficiary of the SLAT following the death of the Beneficiary Spouse.

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