New York to Receive $112 Million in Underage Vaping Settlement

JUUL Labs to Pay $462 Million for Role in “Epidemic”. JUUL Labs Inc., the California-based company that has been a leader in the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) and vaping market, has agreed to pay nearly half a billion dollars to settle a multidistrict federal lawsuit that included litigation file by New York State Attorney General Letitia James in 2019.

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Biden Initiative to Make Work Permits Available to Undocumented Aliens

Administration Announces Expansion of Parole in Place Program
Earlier this month, President Joe Biden announced that the country’s “parole in place” program, which has focused primarily on military spouses and children over the past couple decades, will be expanded to potentially provide protection to as many as 500,000 foreign nationals in the United States.

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Comparing the NYC Noncompete Ban with the FTC Final Rule

New York City Law Affords Workers with Greater Protections.

In late 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed a proposed statute that would have outlawed non-compete agreements across the state of New York. In response, the New York City Council took up consideration of a new law that would prohibit such agreements within the five boroughs of the city. The proposed law, Bill No. 140, is still under review.

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