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Project owners can effectively combat contractors’ efforts to use the Spearin Doctrine as a sword with strategic planning beforehand

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SCOTUS holds prejudice is not required for waiver of right to arbitrate

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Illinois Department of Labor issues first guidance on the state’s Equal Pay Act

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U.S. Supreme Court sides with employers over arbitration of PAGA claims

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The City of Chicago amends sexual harassment laws, including new training, policy, and notice requirements

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SEC proposes ESG reporting and disclosure requirements for investment advisers

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How to choose a lawyer for the sale of your business

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IPR estoppel on grounds similar, but not identical, to grounds that could have been raised in an IPR

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California raises minimum wage for all employers

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Think an NFT is not a security? Don’t bet on it. Three lessons from the Texas and Alabama cease and desist order of Sand Vegas Casino Club

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Supreme Court rules for Austin, Texas, upholding off-premise sign regulations

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85% of contractors are at risk of making a false certification in the OFCCP Contractor Portal: Does that include you?

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USCIS expands premium processing services on certain backlogged immigration cases

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SEC proposes SPAC rules to provide additional investor protections

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New U.S. trademark and copyright procedures

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An introduction to the Adjustable Interest (LIBOR) Act: The federal response to LIBOR replacement

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USCIS updates guidance on employment authorization for certain E and L nonimmigrant spouses

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SEC proposes new rules for climate-related disclosure

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Illinois Appellate Panel Upholds Employer Defense Against Employee BIPA Claims: Union Employee BIPA Claims Preempted by Federal Labor Law

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The other side of IPR estoppel: When shotgun petitions backfire

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Illinois Supreme Court ruling curtails prominent BIPA defense

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IPR Estoppel: The Federal Circuit finally speaks, and affirms the broader interpretation for estoppel

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New law to bar mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment and assault claims

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Not so Technical: A Flaw in the CARES Act’s Correction to “Small Business Debtor”

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Do I really need a mentor? Does the sun rise in the East?

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Crypto crackdown: Why federal regulators are going after new digital currency products

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Uyghur Forced Labor legislation passes House & Senate

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Sixth Circuit dissolves stay of OSHA vax or test mandate for large employers paving way for enforcement

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Missouri Supreme Court clarifies meaning and application of co-employee immunity statute

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Federal contractor COVID safety protocols may reach further within your workforce than you expect

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EPA continues to advance aggressive PFAS strategy with new RCRA rulemakings

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SEC urges SPACs to include disclosures of conflicts of interest

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Employers: Are you ready for new California HR laws in 2022?

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Missouri real estate dispute spotlights the limits of oft-used contract phrase

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What can we learn from the DOJ’s latest spoofing conviction?

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‘Waters of the United States’ and ‘Navigable Waters Protection’ rules remain in flux, as EPA and Corps buy time to propose replacements

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Three key differences between the Cargo Preference Act clauses

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Legacy Advised Funds: Finally, here’s something to “LAF” about

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12 answers: The federal contractor vaccine and masking requirements

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President Biden announces new vaccine mandate for large employers

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A two-minute overview of the September 9 executive order on contractor “vaccines”

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Be prepared for the new Illinois equal pay reporting and certification requirements

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Illinois governor signs law that applies limits to non-competition and non-solicitation agreements

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HSR filers: Close at your own risk as FTC is overwhelmed by "tidal wave of merger filings"

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When can you sue on your new patent? That depends on your time zone.

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2021 rules changes: Texas Rules of Civil Procedure

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Update – SOFR and LIBOR Replacement

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What you need to know about recent changes to New York’s power of attorney law

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The federal contractor $15 minimum wage: Who, what, when, where, why, how

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Amendments to the Illinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act make significant changes

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A spicy relationship between Uber-like delivery services and the restaurants that feed them

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New requirement for corporations doing business in Illinois to publicly report employee demographic data

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Supreme Court Upholds, but Narrows, Assignor Estoppel