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Here are the top environmental and energy issues we are watching in the early days of the Trump presidency.

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Changes MISO's generator interconnection procedure and generator interconnection agreement will affect all interconnection requests made after January 4, 2017 and all prior requests that have not yet completed a system impact study. Click below for more.

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During "Auto Show" week the Association for Corporate Growth’s “Automotive Outlook” featured speakers included Michael Robinet, Managing Director, Automotive Advisory Solutions at IHS Markit (IHS), one of the most respected forecasters in the automotive industry, and Dave Andrea, Executive Vice President of Research for the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), one of the most respected researchers in the automotive industry. As expected with speakers of this caliber, the content was excellent.

Several themes emerged from the forecasts.

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While it remains to be seen how aggressively the Trump administration will enforce the federal ban on marijuana, the fact that marijuana is now legal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a matter of state law means that employers should evaluate and potentially adjust their policies and practices to address employee marijuana use.

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The lawsuit, filed against Google with the DOL’s Office of Administrative Law Judges, alleges that Google failed to comply with its obligations to provide compensation data to the government as part of an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) government contractor compliance audit.

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Six Tips to Help HR Professionals Avoid Criminal Antitrust Liability Under New DOJ/FTC Guidance - The DOJ and FTC’s guidance reminds HR professionals to avoid entering into agreements concerning wages, employee benefits, or terms of employment with their competitors. The guidance also directs competing employers to steer clear of “no poach” agreements except in limited circumstances, such as in connection with the sale of a business. For more - http://bit.ly/2fZ5lWf
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What Will Happen When the Smoke Clears? Post-Election HR Strategies for 2017 and Beyond - To explore this question, Foley and Lardner LLP’s Labor & Employment Practice group hosted a webinar titled “What Will Happen When the Smoke Clears? HR Strategies for 2017 and Beyond” on November 10, 2016. For more - http://bit.ly/2gdfqCC
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Brexit: What’s Ahead? Let the Games Begin - It has been reported before here, and elsewhere, that Brexit means change and uncertainty for business. It threatens normal business planning. Such developments have long been anathema to business. Faced with such challenges and risks, many businesses and groups are taking steps to seize the moment of opportunity to protect themselves. For more - http://bit.ly/2gdiyht
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USPTO Examination Time Goals - How Much Time Should Examiners Have To Examine A Patent Application? - Examination time goals already vary by technology and the examiner’s level of experience, but should the USPTO refine the goals to consider other factors? For more - http://bit.ly/2g8ihwi
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NLRB Continues to Click “Dislike” on Social Media Policies - Various recent NLRB opinions have imposed a number of limitations on employee social media policies. Even those employers without unions need to pay close attention to these opinions and think very carefully when implementing and enforcing social media policies. For more - http://bit.ly/2g8ro07
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