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DHS Announces New Artificial Intelligence and Facial Recognition, Face Capture, and Facial Analysis Policies
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new policies on September 14, 2023, regarding its use and acquisition of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, including facial recognition and face capture technologies.
A Potential Look Into the Future: California Issues First Draft of Cybersecurity Audit and Risk Assessment Regulations
The Board of the California Privacy Protection Agency (the CPPA) held its first meeting since July on Friday, September 8, 2023, and discussed the first public draft of cybersecurity audit regulations and risk assessment regulations.
New California State Law Addresses Noncompete Agreements
As most companies are aware, absent specific exceptions, under California Business and Professions Code (Code) Section 16600, California generally prohibits employers from entering into contracts with employees that preclude those employees from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind.
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Relating to Digital Asset Transactions
The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released proposed regulations (REG-122793-19) pertaining to information reporting and backup withholding, as well as basis and amount realized determinations for certain transactions involving digital assets.
EEOC Issues Expansive Proposed Rule Regarding Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
The recently enacted Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) requires covered employers (i.e., public or private employers with more than 15 employees) to provide reasonable accommodations to “qualified” employees or candidates with a known limitation related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, absent an “undue hardship.”
National Labor Relations Board Announces New Requirements for Union Representation Cases
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (the Board) issued a decision in Cemex Construction Materials Pacific, LLC on August 25, 2023, upending decades of precedent regarding the representation election process.
For decades, we have been intentional and consistent in our efforts to increase the diversity of our workforce and to advance the values of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Today, we are a far more diverse firm than ever before. We take pride in that diversity, and we see it as a core strength of our firm. It is key to our culture, our values, and our business strategy. It is fundamental to the way we connect with and serve our clients.
As we consider last week’s Supreme Court decision limiting the consideration of race in university admissions, we re-affirm our commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive workplace and legal profession. Our methods for fulfilling that commitment may evolve over time as the legal landscape changes; our commitment will remain steadfast.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have long been fundamental to many of the world’s leading companies and asset managers. Today more than ever, corporate founders, executives, and boards of directors also recognize that a well-executed ESG strategy adds value, reduces risks, and builds a more informed and resilient organization.
The Black Boardroom Initiative aims to increase the number of Black executives on S&P 500 corporate boards to one in eight by 2028 and will initially focus on Washington state.
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