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Chicago Passes Sweeping Paid Leave Ordinance
The city of Chicago approved the Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance (the ordinance) on November 9, 2023, providing all employees working in the city with up to five annual days of paid leave that can be used for any purpose (paid leave) and five annual days of paid sick leave that can be used for specified purposes (paid sick leave).
Arizona District Court Finds Denial of Temporary Telework Not an Adverse Employment Action
Recently, in Matthews v. City of Tempe, 2023 WL 6880652, the Arizona Federal District Court considered whether an employer discriminated against a former employee when it denied him an opportunity to telecommute on certain days but allowed female employees to take advantage of remote work.
Treasury Proposes Broad Reporting Requirements for Cryptocurrency Mixing Transactions—Implications for Financial Institutions
The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), through its Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), proposed on October 19, 2023, to apply the authorities in Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act to impose requirements on financial institutions that engage in convertible virtual currency (CVC) transactions with CVC mixers.
Arizona Court of Appeals Reinstates Retaliatory Discharge Claim Under Fair Wages and Healthy Family Act
The Arizona Court of Appeals recently held in Papias v. Parker Fasteners LLC, No. 1 CA-CV 22-0775 (Ariz. Ct. App. Oct. 17, 2023), that a discharged employee could proceed with his retaliation claim against his former employer.
White House Issues Comprehensive Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence
The White House recently issued its most extensive policy directive yet concerning the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) through a 100-plus-page Executive Order (EO) titled "Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence” and accompanying “Fact Sheet” summary.
FTC Announces Data Breach Reporting Obligation Under GLBA Safeguards Rule
Under an amendment to the Safeguards Rule under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) announced on October 27, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will require a broad range of nonbank financial institutions to notify the FTC of instances of the unauthorized acquisition of unencrypted, personally identifiable, nonpublic financial information of more than 500 customers.
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As we consider the 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.
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