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401(k) Law’s Appeal Fades as Workers Face Student Debt Deadlines

Fast-approaching fall deadlines ending pandemic-era student debt forgiveness programs have increased pressure on employers to help workers with impending payments, but eroded the early allure of a 401(k) loan matching program set to take effect next year.

EPA Urges Court to Toss Louisiana Civil Rights Authority Lawsuit

The Biden administration continues to fight Louisiana’s lawsuit centered around the EPA’s civil rights actions, asking a federal district court to dismiss the case.

Uber, Lyft Driver Pay Raise Approved by Minneapolis Council

Minneapolis would mandate minimum pay rates for Lyft and Uber drivers under an ordinance awaiting the mayor’s signature that would make the city one of only a few in the US to set minimum driver pay.

Philadelphia Police Cannot Dismiss Persistent Sexual Abuse Suit

The City of Philadelphia’s motion to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit stemming from a detective’s alleged sexual assault and harassment of a homicide victim’s mother was premature, a district court ruled.

Block on Idaho Transgender Sports Ban Upheld by 9th Cir.

The Ninth Circuit Thursday upheld a ruling that blocked implementation of Idaho’s ban on transgender women and girls participating in school sports.

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California Law Extends to Entities Hired by Employers as Agents

Business entities acting as agents of an employer can be directly liable for discrimination under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, the state supreme court unanimously ruled Monday in a case involving a medical screener that allegedly asked job applicants impermissible questions.

How Marijuana Is Both Legal and Illegal in the U.S.

How do states legally get around the federal ban on cannabis, and what unique legal challenges do attorneys and businesses in the marijuana industry face?

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