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Michael J. Sheppeard is a litigation attorney who writes articles on litigation, commercial litigation, and intellectual property.
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Is There a New Sheriff in Town? FCC Poised to Expand Cybersecurity Role
Author: Michael J. SheppeardDate: September 10, 2021
Cybersecurity oversight appears to be shifting under the Biden Administration, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) poised to take on a much larger role. While some of the agencies’ expanded cyber authority would be mandated under legislation working its way through Congress, the FCC is also exploring its own cybersecurity-related rulemakings.
On July 21, 2021, the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee advanced a package of eight cybersecurity bills aimed to improve the security of the country’s telecommunications networks and supply chains. "Collectively, these bills will only further our commitment to increasing the safety and security of our networks and supply chains, while at the same time increasing competition and innovation in the telecommunications marketplace," committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) said in a press statement.
NY Court Rules Business Owners Not Vicariously Liable Under NYCHRL
Unanticipated liability can lead to costly legal liability for New York businesses... Unanticipated liability can lead to costly legal liability...
New York Proposes Tax Credits to Help Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for new tax credits to help small businesses significantly impacted by COVID-19... New...
Where Should Employers “Post” Required Notices for Remote Workers?
The shifting nature of the “workplace” requires employers to rethink many of their compliance obligations... New York and New Jersey...
NY Court Upholds Auction House’s Reliance on Force Majeure Clause to Terminate Contract Amid COVID-19
A New York City auction house was well within its legal rights when it terminated an agreement to auction a...
New York Extends Right of Publicity to Deceased Individuals
December 28, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed Senate Bill S5959D, which establishes a "right to publicity" for deceased individuals... On December...
EEOC Publishes Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccination
December 24, 2020
As COVID-19 vaccination finally becomes a reality, employers are starting to consider workplace policies and programs for their employees... As...
New York No Longer Tolling Statute of Limitations for Civil Claims
December 18, 2020
New York’s toll on statutes of limitations for civil claims is now over... New York’s toll on statutes of limitations...
Is Your New York Business Prepared for Another Mandatory Closure?
November 4, 2020
When New York businesses were required to close their doors last March, there was little advance notice, and many were...
SBA Must Sign Off on Change of Ownership for PPP Borrowers
October 14, 2020
The Small Business Association (SBA) recently issued a Procedural Notice regarding the procedures required when an entity that has received...