Rein in the Regs to Beat Coronavirus

Shoshana Weissmann on March 24, 2020.

As all levels of government work to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and treat those who are already sick, there are small but significant steps that can be taken to improve access to vital care and to make it easier to live a normal life, even while social distancing or under quarantine…

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Commentary: Is Classifying Truck Drivers As Easy As ABC?

Darren Prokop on March 04, 2020.

Just when the motor carrier sector thought that deregulation was the established practice at the federal and state levels, along comes a new labor law which harkens back to a bygone era. Even after 40 years of deregulation at the federal level, and over 25 years at the state level, re-regulation is being tested in the courts. How did we get here? Basically, California Assembly Bill No. 5 (AB5) requires motor carriers to “learn their ABCs.”

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How Security Regulations Put A Financial Strain On Companies

Denise Hazime on February 20, 2020.

As of Jan. 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulates how large businesses store and secure customer data. Companies that make over $25 million a year in gross revenue must now govern their data protection by CCPA rules…

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5 Cell-Based Meat Companies Create Coalition To Inform New Regulations

Ariella Simke on Februaru 23, 2020.

There is a brand new kind of food entering the market, and how cell-based meat will be perceived and regulated is still up for debate. Cell-based seafood companies BlueNalu and Finless Foods are teaming up with meat and poultry cell-based meat companies to create a united front…

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Freelancers should watch out for backroom deals in Trenton | Kass

Alida Kass on February 20, 2019.

It’s been strangely quiet on the independent contractor front.

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Hickenlooper visits Pueblo to promote Latino entrepreneurship

James Bartolo on February 15, 2020.

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper told Puebloans on Saturday said he wants to emphasize the importance of small business throughout his campaign for U.S. Senate…

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Three lessons from BIPA for data privacy legislation

Jennifer Huddleston on February 06, 2020.

Recently, the Supreme Court denied cert on the lower court case of Patel v. Facebook, allowing the lower court ruling to stand. The company agreed to a $550 million settlement with the class of plaintiffs a few days later. This is the latest case to use private right of action, or individual and class-action lawsuits, as a method of enforcement for the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). This and other lawsuits related to BIPA, such as a case against Six Flags last year, provide an insight into how a private right of action might play out in the context of broader data privacy regulations…

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Report: Here’s what Louisiana small businesses want from state government

Kristen Mosbrucker on February 09, 2020.

A group of executives have been hashing out for several months priorities and goals meant to improve the small business climate in Louisiana, focusing on access to capital, support programs, occupational licensing and regulatory policy….

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The Auto Industry Wanted Easier Environmental Rules. It Got Chaos.

Mike Colias, Ben Foldy and Andrew Restuccia on February 03, 2020.

When Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. called the president last spring, he was hoping to defuse what was looking like a lengthy legal battle over the nation’s fuel-economy regulations for vehicles…

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Big Changes To Come As Uber Tries To Safeguard Its Business Against California’s Gig-Economy Law

Jack Kelly on January 22, 2020.

Uber is facing an existential threat to its business model—California’s newly enacted Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). Uber and other app-based technology companies that built their business models on the backs of independent contractors now need to quickly reinvent themselves…

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