China Releases 2021 Intellectual Property Customs Report

Betty Q. Hixson

On April 22, 2022, the General Administration of Customs China (GACC) released the Typical Cases of Intellectual Property Protection by China Customs in 2021 (2021年中国海关知识产权保护典型案例) highlighting the seizure of intellectual property infringing goods bound for both import and export. Infringing products targeted both foreign and Chinese companies including Huawei, Johnson & Johnson, […]

Suspect an immigration enforcement violation? Here’s how to report it

Betty Q. Hixson

Oregon lawmakers passed the “Sanctuary Promise Act” last year, strengthening the nation’s oldest sanctuary state law. The 35-year-old law restricts local law enforcement from assisting federal authorities with immigration enforcement. The new law clarified and expanded some regulations, including preventing immigration detention centers from operating in the state. The new […]

Georgia Gold Dome Report Legislative Day 38

Betty Q. Hixson

Related Practices & Jurisdictions Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Day 38 began early with a Senate Rules Committee Meeting to add HB 1013, Speaker Ralston’s Mental Health Parity Bill, to the calendar. It was not until the third House Rules Committee meeting that action in both chambers picked up with the passage […]

Georgia Gold Dome Legislation Report Day 37

Betty Q. Hixson

Related Practices & Jurisdictions Wednesday, March 30, 2022 In the final week of a legislative session, committee meetings under the Gold Dome are a lot like magic shows. Bills and resolutions, including some thought to be long dead, come before a committee and, presto chango, emerge moments later very much […]

Georgia Gold Dome Report Legislative Day 36

Betty Q. Hixson

Related Practices & Jurisdictions Spirits were high on Monday as weary lawmakers and lobbyists embraced the fact that only one week remains in the 2022 Legislative Session. The State Capitol has a bit of a “last week of school” feel as retiring legislators continue their fareWELL speeches to their colleagues […]

Definition, How to Prevent, How to Report

Betty Q. Hixson

Identity theft is when a person steals your personal information to commit fraud. Synthetic fraud is a new form of identity theft in which a fraudster creates a false identity based on information from multiple sources. If you’re a victim of identity theft, you’re entitled to certain rights, such as […]

Worker Misclassification Task Force Releases Annual Report with 15 Unanimous Recommendations for General Assembly

Betty Q. Hixson

​Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier today announced that the Joint Task Force on Misclassification of Employees, a bipartisan-nominated group of volunteers representing business, labor, and government perspectives, has submitted its annual report to the General Assembly with 15 unanimous recommendations. The Joint […]