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On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited emergency temporary standard (ETS) mandating that large employers require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain weekly tests and wear face coverings in the workplace.
The Department of Justice recently announced a new initiative that aims to hold government contractors accountable when they fail to meet required cybersecurity standards.
On October 7, 2021, Governor Newsom signed the Silenced No More Act (SB-331), which expands existing restrictions on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in settlement agreements based on claims of workplace discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
On October 13, 2021, the EEOC once again issued updated FAQs concerning the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, among others, to issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vaccine Mandate for Government Contractors: Guidance and FAR Class Deviation Bring Clarity and Questions
On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force published its Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors that set forth the requirements for a covered contractor.
In late September, the Biden Administration took a variety of actions to address the ongoing global semiconductor shortage and the various supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On September 2, 2021, OFAC published an update to their October 2020 Ransomware Advisory. We reported on the original Ransomware Advisory in our alert on October 8, 2020, OFAC's New Ransomware Advisory.
US Individuals Providing Defense Services Abroad Need a State Department License or Face Potential Prosecution
On September 7, 2021, three former U.S. Intelligence Community and military personnel (Defendants) entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division.
Certain foreign entrepreneurs can now enter the US under the re-launched International Entrepreneur Rule to pursue and build new business opportunities in the United States.
Withhold release order was issued that will prohibit imports of products produced in whole or part from silica produced by Hoshine Silicon Industry Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries. This company has been linked to the largest global solar producers.
Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce that National Security Partner Marwa Hassoun has been named among the 2021 “Top Women Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal.
Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission expanded its technical assistance to address COVID-19 vaccinations. Here are some of the highlights.
In April 2021, the Second Circuit issued a decision recognizing an increased risk of future, unrealized identity theft or fraud as a basis for establishing Article III standing.
The U.S. Senate has kicked off the complicated process of coordinating and passing multi-committee legislation designed to bolster U.S. technological capabilities, expand the U.S. political, diplomatic, and economic toolkit for dealing with China, and curb China’s growing geopolitical influence.
Marketplace reported earlier this week that “Over the past few years, the United States government has increased its scrutiny of foreign acquisitions of American companies and the export of certain technologies.
Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Government Relations and Government Enforcement & White Collar groups with former U.S. Senator Doug Jones and Cissy Jackson.
Last week, members of the European Parliament debated newly imposed Chinese sanctions as tensions between the two powers continue to escalate.
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Senate Eyes New Role for CFIUS in Combating ‘Foreign Malign Influence or Espionage Activities’ Targeting ‘Institutions of Higher Education
This potential expansion of CFIUS’s powers suggests broader congressional concern about attempts by Chinese entities to circumvent CFIUS reviews and access critical technologies.
The subpoena issuance suggests that the Biden Administration will continue the US Government’s assertive approach to China.
Companies should be prepared to conduct additional due diligence for any transactions involving entities in the countries enumerated in this rule.