On July 20, 2023, the new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules amending various Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) exemptions for artificial or prerecorded voice calls to residential telephone lines became effective.
The state telemarketing law amendment trend continues.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in the spotlight, and there are many eager to adopt such technology. For businesses that have incorporated or are seeking to incorporate AI into their processes, applicable legal restrictions and regulations are a consideration.
The plaintiff’s bar continues to bring new wiretapping claims over pixels and analytics programs in courts around the country, including against hospitals and other entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
The Supreme Court has broadened religious accommodations in a closely watched case, clarifying the Title VII undue hardship standard for employers.
Harassment doesn’t have to target a specific individual to be actionable under Title VII, a panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a class action alleging sexual harassment.
Answering certified questions from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court found that public policy precluded holding an employer liable where an employee’s spouse suffered from COVID-19 contracted from her husband via his job.
Jumping on the anti-noncompete bandwagon, the New York legislature has passed a measure banning noncompete agreements in the state.
In Finjan LLC v. ESET, LLC, the Federal Circuit held that a definition provided in any incorporated-by-reference document is a part of the host patent.
A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court will encourage forum shopping by enterprising plaintiffs, particularly to out-of-state jurisdictions where a defending business has few or no contacts.