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OSHA Prepares to Issue Emergency Regulations to Protect Workers from COVID-19

Apr 13 2021 // Mask mandates are coming down across the country, even as COVID cases are rising in most states. But the Biden administration appears poised to reinstate masking and other social distancing rules for recalcitrant governors...

Kentucky Judge Rules Businesses Harmed by COVID Restrictions

Apr 12 2021 // A Kentucky judge on Friday temporarily blocked applying some of the state’s pandemic-related restrictions to several restaurants and breweries challenging the governor’s actions. Scott County Circuit Judge...

Florida Lawmakers Send Legislation to Fight Sea Level Rise to Governor

Apr 12 2021 // Legislation hailed as some of the most robust yet to defend U.S. coasts against sea level rise is headed to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a proposal that would provide millions of dollars annually to communities threatened...

Chinese Insurtech Waterdrop Faces Regulatory Pushback on Planned IPO: Sources

Apr 12 2021 // SHANGHAI/HONG KONG – Chinese online insurance technology firm Waterdrop Inc. is receiving pushback from domestic regulators on its planned U.S. initial public offering as its business model is seen as risky, four people...

Rhode Island Lawmakers Introduce Police Reform Bill

Apr 8 2021 // Two Rhode Island lawmakers introduced legislation that would ban police from using chokeholds and require body-worn cameras for officers in every department statewide, among other things. The bill proposed by Sen. Jonathon...

California Court Rules That Sports Organizations Must Protect Athletes

Apr 8 2021 // Sports governing organizations such as those for swimming and gymnastics have a duty to protect young athletes from sexual and other abuse and can be legally liable if they don’t, the California Supreme Court has...

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