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Massachusetts Pay Equity Law Takes Effect July 1, 2018

Massachusetts employers are reminded that key amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) take effect on July 1, 2018. “An Act to Establish Pay Equity” was signed into law on Aug. 1, 2016, with an effective date of July 1, … Continue reading

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Can social media have a positive effect on democracy?

Columbia Journalism Review: “Given the seemingly never-ending litany of transgressions we find all around us on social-media platforms—whether it’s Facebook giving up data to Cambridge Analytica and being manipulated by Russian trolls, or Twitter’s complicity in racism and online harassment—it’s … Continue reading

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Social Links: Laws affecting politicians using Twitter & tourists taking photos; the GDPR takes effect; lost Bitcoins

Finding that President Trump’s Twitter feed constitutes a public forum, a federal judge in New York City held that it’s a First Amendment violation when the President or one of his assistants blocks a Twitter user from viewing or responding … Continue reading

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Cause and Effect of PTSD in Asylum Applicants

Guest blogger: Ryan Vander Horn, law student, University of San Francisco When reviewing the requirements for an asylum application a glaring issue regarding mental health appears. Since applicants for asylum are under the burden of demonstrating that they have a… … Continue reading

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GDPR Is In Effect: The French Bill Has Been Adopted…But Referred to the French Constitutional Council

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force on 25 May 2018. In light of the urgency to adapt Law no. 78-17 dated 6 January 1978 to the new European Union law, the French Government has initiated an accelerated procedure. This … Continue reading

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