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Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s 2020 Construction Risk Management Symposium: Three Key Takeaways From environmental risks and shifting OSHA regulations to community engagement and emerging workplace issues involving medical marijuana use, the construction industry faces many challenges. These risks and challenges—along with strategies and solutions to address them—were the primary topics discussed at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s recent Construction Risk Management Symposium attended by more than 70 professionals from the construction, real estate development,…
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s 2020 Construction Risk Management Symposium: Three Key Takeaways From environmental risks and shifting OSHA regulations to community engagement and emerging workplace issues involving medical marijuana use, the construction industry faces many challenges. These risks and challenges—along with strategies and solutions to address them—were the primary topics discussed at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s recent Construction Risk Management Symposium attended by more than 70 professionals from the construction, real estate development,…
Website accessibility lawsuits have been on the rise over recent years, hitting businesses in various industries. The most recent one to be hit is the CBD industry. This blog discusses the typical allegations that support a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act for website accessibility and the unsettled law underpinning these claims.  Additionally, this blog discusses why these cases are being filed in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Click here to…
Website accessibility lawsuits have been on the rise over recent years, hitting businesses in various industries. The most recent one to be hit is the CBD industry. This blog discusses the typical allegations that support a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act for website accessibility and the unsettled law underpinning these claims.  Additionally, this blog discusses why these cases are being filed in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Click here to…
More than 2,000 website accessibility lawsuits were filed in federal courts each year in 2018 and 2019, alerting business owners of the rising trend in website accessibility litigation. This trend is not going to slow down, as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the Ninth Circuit in the case Robles v. Domino‘s Pizza, LLC, which many hoped would provide nationwide clarity on the law in this area. With the Supreme Court…
USCIS New Policy Guidelines for Managing EB-5 Visa Petition Inventory & Other Updates Last week, USCIS issued significant Policy Guidelines concerning its stipulated attempt to address fairness concerns with coordinating I-526 petition adjudications with U.S. State Department visa allocations. In its release, USCIS announced that starting March 31, 2020, it will change the adjudication process for Form I-526 Petitions from a first-in, first-out basis to a visa availability approach. USCIS will host a public forum…
Mandatory Severance Payments, Longer Notice Periods and Other Key Provisions of the 2020 New Jersey Warn Act New Jersey amended its existing WARN Act, otherwise known as the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act (“NJ WARN Act”), and it will have significant impact on employers considering mass layoffs, transfers and termination of operations statewide.New Jersey’s new mini-WARN materially alters employer obligations and departs substantially from the Federal WARN statute. Employers need to understand…
Employers are not Required to Continuously Rearrange Shifts to Accommodate Workers’ Religious Needs Employers recently received a favorable ruling when a federal district court in Wisconsin held that a retail store was not required to re-arrange shifts to accommodate an applicant’s religious beliefs. In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Walmart Stores East LP and Walmart, Inc., the plaintiff applied for a salaried assistant manager position at a Walmart store. After being offered the position, the…
This blog shall provide a brief summary of the status of the pending lawsuit related to the New Regulations issued by USCIS and effective November 21, 2019, as well as a status report on pending legislation. Needless to say, the market is in a confused state given the uncertainty of what will transpire going forward. As an industry, we are now dealing with the New Regulations which in effect eliminates non-TEA projects from the marketplace…
New Year Brings Substantial Changes for Tobacco, Cannabis, and Food and Beverage Industries We saw plenty of significant federal and state policy, regulatory, and enforcement developments for the tobacco, cannabis, and food and beverage industries this holiday season.  Notably, (1) President Trump signed H.R. 1865 into law, which bans the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21; (2) the Trump Administration finalized its partial ban on flavored e-cigarette products, while the…