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The Five Fundamentals of Sound Privacy Compliance

The January 1, 2023 effective date of the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) has come and gone, with July 1, 2023, the date enforcement will begin, quickly approaching. Rules and regulations continue to be rolled out in phases, with changes to new and existing regulations seemingly a monthly occurrence. 

FTC Issues Proposed Rule Eliminating Non-Competition Agreements

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a proposed rule to eliminate all non-competition agreements with employees subject to limited exceptions.  While some states, like California, have already nearly abolished non-competition agreements, this rule would impose a significant change on nearly every other state in the nation.

Pay Transparency Becomes More Transparent: Labor Commissioner Issues Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

On the first of the year, California’s new pay transparency law requiring pay scales in job postings took effect.  Although the new legislation was passed in the fall, some requirements of the new law left more room for interpretation than many employers would have wanted.

The Legal Risks of Greenwashing Are Real

When a company misrepresents its sustainability or eco-friendly policies, it is referred to as greenwashing, and consumer activists groups are taking action, warn attorneys with Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth. They look at several pending lawsuits, and offer steps for companies to be proactive to minimize their legal risks.