President Biden Issues a New Executive Order Potentially Affecting Patent Applications in the Healthcare Industry
On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy” (the “Executive Order”). This Executive Order establishes over 70 initiatives across over a dozen federal agencies.Notably, many of these initiatives focus on the healthcare sector, and many of those affect patent applications for healthcare products. For example the Executive […]
Department of Labor (DOL) Releases Proposed Rules to Implement $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released proposed regulations that would establish a $15 minimum wage for a several employees who work for Federal Contractors. Final regulations are expected to be released at the end of November. Although some agencies may choose to begin enforcement shortly after the final regulations are published, most Agencies likely will not begin […]
Now that we are Returning to our Offices, Can we Safely Resume Out-of-Office Gatherings, As Well?
As we try our best to return to normal by going back to the office, there are a few extra precautions employers should consider before holding out-of-office gatherings with their employees.Make Out-Of-Office Events VoluntaryAlthough we all recognize the benefits that out-of-office events bring to employee morale, employers must be careful in the age of COVID-19 […]