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Senate Conducts Hearing on Legislative Proposal Regarding Patent Eligibility

Senate Subcommittee Examines Patent Eligibility Reform with Focus on PERA In a bid to address the complexity surrounding patent eligibility, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property conducted a hearing on January 23, 2024...

EEOC Pledges to Uphold 2024 New Year’s Resolutions – Safeguarding the Vulnerable and Beyond

As we step into 2024, DC Employment Lawyers recognize the unwavering commitment of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which, in its first month, launches a proactive outreach initiative. The EEOC’s relentless pursuit of its...

Navigating the Latest Texas Legislation on Vaccination Mandates: Immediate Adjustments for Employers

Effective February 6, 2024, a recent Texas law, signed into effect by Governor Greg Abbott through Senate Bill 7, prohibits private employers from implementing or enforcing mandates for COVID-19 vaccination as a prerequisite for employment...

Granting musical artists the right to their unique voice as a novel property right, serving as a safeguard against unauthorized imitations commonly referred to as “soundalikes.”

Granting musical artists the right to their unique voice as a novel property right, serving as a safeguard against unauthorized imitations commonly referred to as "soundalikes."...

Important Revisions and Recent Developments in Employment Contracts: Essential Insights for Maryland and Virginia Employers

Important Revisions and Recent Developments in Employment Contracts: Essential Insights for Maryland and Virginia Employers...

EEOC Takes Decisive Action Against Harassment Targeting Transgender Individuals

DC Employment Lawyers: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is intensifying its efforts to combat discriminatory treatment against transgender employees. Recently, a pizzeria in New York agreed to pay $25,000 and accepted other conditions to...

Navigating Copyright Prosecutions: Insights from Maryland IP Lawyers on the First Sale Doctrine Challenges

Navigating Copyright Prosecutions: Insights from Maryland IP Lawyers on the First Sale Doctrine Challenges...

Proposed Regulations for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act by the EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alongside insights from DC Employment Lawyers, officially released proposed regulations for the implementation of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) in the Federal Register on Aug. 11, 2023...

New Transparency in Pay and Wage History in Washington, DC

On January 12, 2023, Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser, in conjunction with insights from DC employment lawyers, officially enacted the Wage Transparency Omnibus Amendment Act of 2023. This significant legislation introduces amendments to the DC...

Religious Exemption for COVID Vaccination Employment Cases Bolstered Post-SCOTUS Ruling

As we previously reported, The Supreme Court concluded on June 29, 2023 in a majority decision that an employer cannot refuse a religious accommodation under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act unless it...
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