The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law on January 4, 2011, requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undertake sweeping regulatory action to strengthen the safety of the nation’s food supply. Many of the items on FDA’s “to do” list require significant and swift action. Over the next two years, FDA must

On August 10, 2010, Illinois enacted H.B. 4658, the Employee Credit Privacy Act, which governs the use of credit information for employment purposes. The new law makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to:

  • Fail to hire or recruit, discharge, or otherwise discriminate against an individual because of the individual’s credit history;
  • Inquire

In a previous post we discussed the “preliminary vote” by the Santa Clara County, California, Board of Supervisors to institute a new ordinance which prohibits restaurants from "providing" toys, coupons, or other "incentive items linked to the purchase" of any product containing “excessive” calorie, fat, saturated fat, sodium, added sugars, or prohibited levels of trans

On May 4, 2010, Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA), the House Energy and Commerce Communications, Technology, and the Internet Subcommittee Chairman, and Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee, released a discussion draft of a privacy bill intended to address concerns about online behavioral advertising and place limits on how consumer personal information