Regulatory

Analyzing a Major Change in Pennsylvania Consumer Protection Law

Mar 02 2021

The Effect of Gregg v. Ameriprise Financial  Last week, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania finalized a major change in Pennsylvania consumer protection law that affects consumers, merchants, insurers, financial advisors, contractors, home sellers, and many others engaged in everyday commerce. In Gregg …

Posted in Legal Watch, Litigation, Regulatory

Taking from the Poor and Giving to the Rich? What is Robinhood’s Exposure in the GameStop Saga?

Feb 02 2021

Platform Faces Scrutiny For Trading Freeze Last week, we shared an article about the potential exposure that some investors may have in the GameStop saga as investigations into whether an illegal “pump-and-dump” had occurred were in the news. This week, …

Posted in Legal Watch, Litigation, Regulatory

OSHA Penalties Increase For 2021

Feb 01 2021
Workers wearing safey gear comply with OSHA regulations

Employers Should Prepare For Stricter Enforcement of Regulations The U.S. Department of Labor issued a Memorandum for all OSHA Regional Administrators to provide clarity regarding the 2021 Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties.  On November 2, 2015, the Federal Civil Penalties …

Posted in Labor and Employment, Legal Watch, Regulatory

Craft Distillers, Brewers, and Wineries Hoping to Drink in Tax Relief

Dec 03 2020
Craft Distillers, Brewers, and Wineries Hoping to Drink in Tax Relief

Craft Beverage Act is a “Bipartisan Priority” January 1, 2021, is an important day for craft distillers, brewers, wineries, meaderies, and cideries. Without legislative intervention, these artisans face a significant hike in federal excise tax at the end of an …

Posted in Corporate, Regulatory

European Council Passes Significant Changes to EU Copyright Laws

Apr 01 2019

After roughly two years, the European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, the subject of significant public interest and lobbying efforts, has been passed by the European Council. The European Parliament is set to ratify on April …

Posted in Legal Watch, Regulatory

California Pursues Sales Tax from Third-Party Sellers

Mar 26 2019

CDTFA Pursues Back Taxes and Future Sales Tax From Third-Party Sellers Online retailers and third-party sellers who use large platform marketplaces like Amazon and eBay must pay close attention as government officials, industry players, and various interest groups clash over …

Posted in Legal Watch, Regulatory

OSHA Penalties Increasing in 2019

Feb 20 2019
OSHA Penalties Increasing

The U.S. Department of Labor released a final rule on January 23, 2019 which increases the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil monetary penalties accessed or enforced by the Department against employers for health and safety violations. The penalty …

Posted in Labor and Employment, Legal Watch, Regulatory