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SEC and industry battle over regulation: Who prevails?

Responding to the economic meltdown, Congress in 2010 passed the Dodd Frank Act to regulate a wide range of securities law practices and asked the SEC to enforce most of them. Since Dodd Frank, the winds have blown back and forth, sometimes in favor of regulation and sometimes back into the faces of the regulators.

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Employers ignore new EEOC guidance at their peril

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a formal “enforcement guidance” addressing the applicability of the chief federal employment discrimination statute, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to the use of criminal conviction and arrest records in employment decisions.

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