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CT employers must provide time off to vote

Connecticut employers must provide two hours of unpaid time off to vote

REGULATORY RADAR - On June 23, 2021, CT Gov. Lamont signed a special session bill which included a requirement for employers to provide employees with two hours of unpaid time off to vote on the day of a regular state election.

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sustainability policies for securities regulators

IOSCO recommends sustainability policies to securities regulators

REGULATORY RADAR - On June 30, 2021, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)—which counts the SEC among its members—issued a consultation report recommending that securities regulators set regulatory and supervisory expectations for asset managers regarding sustainability-related risks and opportunities. recycling systems in the nation.

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expanded nondisclosure agreements in CA

California proposes to expand limits on nondisclosure agreements

REGULATORY RADAR - The California legislature has passed the “Silenced No More Act,” which according to some analysts may provide some of the most comprehensive protections in the country for workers who expose discrimination.

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recyclable label laws california

California law limits environmental marketing claims

REGULATORY RADAR - On October 5, 2021, CA Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two bills into law aimed at restricting environmental marketing claims.

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ESG factors in retirement portfolios

Biden administration proposes to allow ESG factors in retirement portfolios

REGULATORY RADAR - On October 13, 2021, the U.S. Labor Department proposed a rule that would reverse former President Donald Trump’s regulations on the use of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors in retirement portfolios.

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France bans plastic packaging for fruits and vegetables

REGULATORY RADAR - On October 11, 2021, France’s environment ministry announced that it will ban plastic packaging for nearly all fruit and vegetables starting in January 2022.

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EPA caps onHFCs

EPA rule limits potent gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners

REGULATORY RADAR - On September 23, 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule establishing a comprehensive program to cap and phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

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EPA limiting PFAs in water

PFAS rules ramp up across U.S.

REGULATORY RADAR - On September 14, 2021, the EPA announced the following actions indicating further study and possible limitations of PFAS in wastewater.

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restrictions on foreign aid to india

Restrictions on foreign aid to India could impact global donations

REGULATORY RADAR - India’s Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act 2020 (FCRA 2020) came into force on September 29, 2020; read updates on the changing terms.

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