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  • Chicago Department of Health reports 55 with Salmonella linked to Carniceria Guanajuato

    The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella, a bacteria that is a common cause of food poisoning. As of September 18, 2023, CDPH has identified 55 individuals with Salmonella infections who ate prepared food from a taqueria in Carniceria Guanajuato located at 3140 N...

  • Use of AI on Google’s Everyday Business Products is Here – See How in Gmail

    As reported on Tuesday by The New Your Times’ Nico Grant, Google [has] unveiled a plan to leapfrog ChatGPT by connecting Bard to its most popular consumer services, such as Gmail, Docs and YouTube. With the new features, Google took a step toward tying Bard into the company’s vast constellation of online products. Though Bard...

  • CFPB Adjusts Long Time Position Relating to Loan Originator Compensation

    Many residential mortgage lenders currently have loan compensation plans that provide for a payment to loan originators of one commission amount for loans funded by the lender, and a smaller commission amount for loans that are brokered out to other lenders. While the CFPB never directly endorsed this result, they did not reject it either. In...

  • New York DFS Announces New Guidance on Virtual Currencies

    On September 18, 2023, the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) announced new proposed guidance for BitLicense holders and certain limited-purpose trust companies (“VC entities”) seeking to list virtual currencies on their platforms. The proposed guidance would replace existing DFS procedures and establish new protocols for listing virtual currencies that are not subject to the DFS greenlist.

  • Upcoming Webinar! How to Comply with and Unpack the Wide Reach of Washington’s My Health My Data Act

    Thursday, October 5, 20231:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MT10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT REGISTER HERE About the Program Seyfarth is pleased to offer this Masterclass, hosted by Lexology, which is designed to familiarize in-house counsel and privacy professionals, in and out of Washington state,...

  • FDA continues work on a plan to reduce infant illnesses from Cronobacter in formulas

    The Food and Drug Administration has released an update on its work to develop a strategy to help prevent Cronobacter sakazakii illnesses related to powdered infant formula. The agency is working on the strategy as part of its response to an outbreak of illnesses and the subsequent temporary closure of the Abbott Nutrition production plant...

  • Hygiene professionals share expertise at the EHEDG event

    The importance of hygienically designed equipment and food factories was emphasized during the recent EHEDG Online Congress 2023. The first day of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) conference this past week focused on hygienic design and its contribution to food safety and quality. The second day linked hygienic design to productivity and...

  • Belgian officials search for source of Shigella infections

    Belgian authorities have temporarily closed an events venue linked to more than 50 Shigella infections. The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) and the Flemish Departement Zorg reported that over recent weekends, people had been infected with Shigella after attending the Zandberghoeve venue in Beernem. The source of contamination may be...

  • Food truck implicated in outbreak

    County officials are reporting an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to a food truck in Kirkland, WA. Thirty-four people reported having developed symptoms after consuming food from the food truck on Sept. 14. The truck was from Tacos El Guero and was catering a private event. The symptoms mentioned by public health officials that were...

  • E. coli Outbreak involving Huntley High School Students sickens at least 5

    According to NBC News Chicago, at least five cases of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC) have been reported at suburban Huntley High School, officials say. In a letter released to parents on Wednesday, officials said they had been contacted by the McHenry County Health Department about the outbreak. Health officials are working to determine “common...

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  • More Choices: Health Care, Medicine, Law, Healing, and Everything

    Health, medicine, randomly generated pics. Well I’ve reformed from the days when I was anti-cellphone. I still don’t have one … will wait until the wrist-watch version comes out, but here my hat goes in the ring for randomly generated book options, courtesy of Amazon, in the health and personal...

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  • Is Your Independent Contractor Really an Employee?

    by Greg S. Labate Employers often unintentionally misclassify workers as independent contractors when they should really be employees. This common error can lead to serious consequences, including audits, lawsuits, and liability. Accordingly, all employers should conduct a careful review of their...

  • Supervisor May Be Sued For Retaliation In Response To Complaints About Discrimination

    Walrath v. Sprinkel, 99 Cal. App. 4th 1237 (2002) Richard Walrath sued his former employer, Hatcher Press, Inc., for wrongful demotion and discrimination, among other things, and joined his former supervisor in a claim for retaliation in violation of public policy. In his lawsuit, Walrath alleged...

  • Court May Assess Attorneys’ Fees Against Employer And In Favor Of Labor Commissioner

    Lolley v. Campbell, 28 Cal. 4th 367 (2002) Chris Lolley filed a claim with the California Labor Commissioner to recover unpaid overtime wages and penalties. The Labor Commissioner awarded the employee $27,216, and the employer appealed to the superior court. At Lolley’s request, the Labor...

  • Judicial Clerkships

    For law students, a judicial clerkship is the Holy Grail. A recently redesigned Web site, Judicial Clerkships.com, aims to help law students “successfully navigate the maze of courts and clerkship opportunities.” Thanks to this site, I now know that the federal judiciary maintains a site...

  • Laudable Web site launches in 2002

    In the annals of Internet history, 2002 may go down as the year of the blog. Twelve months ago, few of us had ever heard the term, even though blogs had existed in one form or another since at least 1997. Today, their number is estimated to be anywhere from 200,000 to more than half......

  • TechnoLawyer launches searchable archive

    Since 1997, lawyer Neil J. Squillante has been helping inform legal professionals about technology through The TechnoLawyer Community, a series of free electronic newsletters. What makes the TechnoLawyer newsletters unique is their commitment to “peer-written content,” meaning that they consist...

  • Court Rejects Key 1998 CEQA Guidelines Amendments

    by William W. Abbott and Robert T. Yamachika In 1998, the Wilson Administration adopted far reaching amendments to the CEQA Guidelines which narrowed environmental review and encouraged the use of negative declarations. In Communities for a Better Environment v. California Resources Agency (2002)...

  • Lawyers as pundits, by way of the Web

    My column last month looked at what I called “practical” blogs — those that focus on law or law practice. Not wanting to overlook the many lawyers who publish blogs that may touch on the law, but are by no means preoccupied with it, I devoted this month’s column to them. Some are political, some......

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