Category: Legal Alerts

FTC Proposes Rule to Ban Noncompete Clauses in Worker Agreements

January 12, 2023 By Christina M. Noyes In Legal Alerts

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is proposing a new rule that would prevent employers from imposing or enforcing any noncompete clauses on workers. A noncompete clause prevents a worker from seeking employment or operating a business after the worker’s employment is concluded. According to FTC Chair, Lina Khan, noncompete clauses, “can block […]

NASAA Issues Policy Regarding Franchise Q&As

December 2, 2022 By Gust Rosenfeld In Legal Alerts

By Shannon M. Scola and Christina M. Noyes, Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. Franchisors may soon be limited in what they may require in questionnaires and acknowledgments (questionnaires) submitted by prospective franchisees. The North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (NASAA) has issued a statement regarding the use of franchise questionnaires and acknowledgments […]

Sixth Circuit Applies Four-Year Statute of Limitation to Discrimination Claims under the Affordable Care Act

January 26, 2022 By Heather L. Bohnke In Legal Alerts

The Sixth Circuit Court’s decision in Tomei v. Parkwest Medical Center, 2022 WL 153178, (6th Cir. 2022), makes it clear that a failure to accommodate a patient’s disability is actionable under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Although lawsuits under the Rehabilitation Act may be […]

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Expands List of Projects Eligible for Financing through Bonds

January 10, 2022 By Brandon A. Caywood In Legal Alerts

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) (the “Act”). The Act authorizes investing over $550 million in new infrastructure, coupled with various reauthorizations of existing programs. Authorized infrastructure includes public transportation, clean drinking water and broadband internet. The Act adds “Qualified Broadband […]

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