Document(s) published by this organization: 60
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|Controversial Voluntary Recall Process Changes from CPSC Draw Criticism from Congress and Industry|
Nathan S. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar, Jean-Cyril Walker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014The CPSC’s proposed changes to its policy on voluntary recalls have drawn significant criticism from many industry organizations, as well as two Pennsylvania senators, Bob Casey (D) and Pat Toomey (R). The senators focused on the CPSC’s award-winning “Fast Track” program,...
|Consumer Protection Alert|
Keller Heckman LLP;
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 03, 2014Responding to data breaches that have affected tens of millions of American consumers, adversely affecting consumer confidence, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced that it would launch the RILA Cybersecurity and Privacy Initiative, a public-private collaborative process aimed...
|Upcoming Deadline for TSCA "Polymer Exemption" Notification|
Thomas C. Berger; Keller Heckman LLP;
January 15, 2014, previously published on January 15, 2014 An important deadline is approaching for companies that manufacture or import polymers under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) "polymer exemption". The one-time notification to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that must identify the number of polymers first...
|A Brief History and Overview of Country of Origin Labeling Requirements|
Melvin S. Drozen, Alissa D. Jijon; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 6, 2014, previously published on January 2, 2014Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws and regulations require retailers to notify their customers of the country of origin of covered commodities, which include beef, veal, lamb, chicken, fish and shellfish, goat, pork, perishable agricultural commodities, macadamia nuts, pecans, ginseng, and...
|New Jersey Attorney General Settles Second COPPA Case|
Nathan S. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
December 9, 2013, previously published on December 4, 2013 On Friday, November 22, 2013, the New Jersey Attorney General’s office announced that it settled alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) with app developer, Dokogeo, Inc. This is the second such COPPA parens patriae action by the New Jersey Attorney...
|Strict Voluntary Recall "Guidelines" Proposed by CPSC|
Sheila A. Millar, Jean-Cyril Walker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
November 27, 2013, previously published on November 22, 2013Under a proposed change to its guidelines on voluntary recalls, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission would prescribe a detailed template for voluntary recall notices. Compliance programs would also be added to the list of elements that may be included in voluntary corrective action plans...
|FDA Tentatively Determines Trans Fats Not GRAS|
Melvin S. Drozen, Evangelia C. Pelonis; Keller and Heckman LLP;
November 11, 2013, previously published on November 8, 2013On November 7, FDA announced that it has tentatively determined that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not generally recognized as safe (GRAS) under any condition of use in food and therefore are food additives that, unlike GRAS substances, require pre-market approval by FDA before they can be...
|Sixth Circuit Decision Upholds Board Decision Permitting "Micro Units"|
Alyssia Bryant, Manesh K. Rath; Keller and Heckman LLP;
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 22, 2013The Sixth Circuit recently affirmed the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in Specialty Healthcare II finding that a “micro-unit” is an appropriate bargaining unit. The case is Kindred Nursing Centers East, LLC v. National Relations Board.
|OSHA Proposes Revisions to Crystalline Silica Standard|
Lawrence P. Halprin, Manesh K. Rath, David G. Sarvadi; Keller and Heckman LLP;
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 22, 2013On September 12, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule to establish comprehensive, substance-specific health standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for General Industry, Maritime, and Construction activities.
|First Circuit Rules That Employee Work During Break Times Constituted Uncompensated Overtime|
Manesh K. Rath; Keller and Heckman LLP;
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 22, 2013The First Circuit recently ruled that employee work performed after hours or during breaks constituted uncompensated overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The case is Manning v. Boston Medical Center Corp.