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  • As seen from the recent release of the ChatGPT artificial intelligence (“AI”) tool, AI technologies have a major potential to transform society rapidly. However, the technologies also pose potential unique risks. Because AI risk management is a key component of responsible development and use of AI systems, the National Institute of Standards and Technology last week released its voluntary AI Risk Management Framework, which will be a helpful resource to assist businesses to responsibly incorporate AI into their processes, products and services.

  • Because the use of passwords alone is a relatively weak method to prove identity, enforcement agencies are ramping up pressure for companies to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) both internally and to customers for online services. MFA makes it more difficult for cyber threat actors to gain access to networks and information systems if authentication information, such as passwords, is compromised through phishing attacks or other means. Below is information that may be helpful in assessing whether your company should implement MFA, and how to do so.

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  • Last week, the Department of Justice announced that DePuy Synthes, Inc. (“DePuy”), a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, agreed to pay $9.75 Million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to an orthopedic surgeon based in Massachusetts to induce his use of DePuy products.

  • Two times a year, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs issues a unified agenda showing planned rulemaking activity from various federal regulators. The most recent Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions was published on January 5, 2023 and provides a look ahead to what various agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), will be working on in the coming months.

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  • As always, the New Year came with a slew of new state wage and hour laws. Among other things, this year ushered in increased wages and continued trends in employee rights and protections.  Below are some of the new changes that employers should consider when implementing their employment practices.

  • The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently adopted a new make-while relief model for possible remedies arising from unfair labor practice charges. Traditionally, damages in such labor disputes have been limited to back-pay and similar financial compensation.  However, the new decision expands “make-whole” relief to include consequential damages caused by the alleged unfair labor practice.

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