Minnesota Pending Employment-Related Legislation

Emily Parkin

The Minnesota Legislature, currently in regular session until mid- to late May 2022, has drafted various bills that may impact Minnesota employers and employees. Notably, some of the major bills under consideration (or already enacted) include a hair antidiscrimination bill, a measure extending the COVID-19 presumption of workers’ compensation eligibility […]

Schatz Legislation To Help Fight Cybercrime Set To Be Law

Emily Parkin

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Better Cybercrime Metrics Act today, March 29, legislation authored by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz that will help fight cybercrime and help keep people safe from online scams. The bipartisan bill, which will improve data collection on cybercrimes and give law enforcement and policy […]

Congress Passes 2022 Government Funding Legislation

Emily Parkin

Finally: Congress Passes 2022 Government Funding Legislation. This week, Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus funding bill (H.R. 2471), setting the table to fully fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2022. The appropriations package marks the first time that President Joe Biden and the Democratic-controlled legislative […]

UK Legislation Seeks Mandatory Security Standards for IoT

Emily Parkin

COVID-19 , Cybercrime , Endpoint Security Fines of Up to $13 Million Would Apply to Non-Compliant Manufacturers, Distributors Prajeet Nair (@prajeetspeaks) • November 25, 2021     Parliament is considering a bill that would enforce minimum security requirements for IoT devices (Photo: ISMG) Manufacturers, importers and distributors selling many types […]

Philadelphia traffic stops: Mayor signs legislation making Philadelphia the first major US city to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations

Emily Parkin

The law, which passed Philadelphia’s city council last month by a 14-2 vote and has the support of the city’s police department, designates seven low-level violations for which traffic stops are prohibited, including bumper issues, minor obstructions, broken lights and a license plate that is not visible or clearly displayed. […]