Deemed Export-Related Employment Violations Becoming Easy Enforcement Targets, Lawyers Say  Export Compliance Daily

IRS Issues Notices With Updated, Formal Guidance on Employee Retention Credits  Bloomberg Law

McDonald’s Faces Potential Joint-Employer Liability in Harassment Suit  SHRM

Legal expert says MUSC has legal right to require employees to be vaccinated  Live 5 News WCSC

Jacquelyn Melinek / Blockworks: Bitwise Asset Management, known for managing crypto index funds, raises $70M Series B co-led by Elad Gil and Electric Capital and says it’s now valued at $500M+  —  – Bitwise has over $1.5 billion in assets under management, up 25% from the previous $1.2 billion AUM at the end of Q1

The Verge: The Senate votes 69-28 to confirm Lina Khan, an antitrust expert who wrote the “Amazon Antitrust Paradox”, to the FTC, giving Democrats a majority  —  Congress is preparing to take drastic action against tech monopolies  —  The Senate confirmed Lina Khan as commissioner …

Protesters demand laid off Dandelion Chocolate employees get jobs back  Mission Local

Chris Welch / The Verge: Review of the new $150 Beats Studio Buds: comfortable design and good sound quality but poor ANC, and some AirPods features are missing like audio sharing  —  Beats tried to do a lot at once — probably too much — with its new earbuds  —  The new Studio Buds are Beats’ second pair …

US District Court Denies Injunction Of Colorado Equal Pay Law – Employment and HR – United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Michael Sheetz / CNBC: Kepler Communications, which is building a network with 200 satellites aiming to offer internet service outside of the Earth by 2023, raises $60M Series B  —  – Kepler Communications, a start-up that is building a satellite internet network for service outside of the Earth, raised $60 million in a new round of funding.

The Bostock Decision One Year Later: How LGBTQ+ Employment Discrimination Laws Are Evolving  Forbes

St. Cloud law firm targeted pro-Trump employees for firing, lawsuit alleges  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stephen Shankland / CNET: Google is building a subsea cable called Firmina, after a Brazilian abolitionist, to handle data surge between US, Brazil, and Argentina, due to launch by 2023  —  Google is building a new subsea cable to get your megabits from Boston to Buenos Aires and back.

Jordan Novet / CNBC: Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian says parts of YouTube are moving from Google’s internal infrastructure to Google Cloud  —  – Parts of YouTube are moving to the Google Cloud Platform, said Thomas Kurian, the leader of Google’s cloud division.  — The popular video app has run …

How the World Learns About Bosses Behaving Badly  The New York Times

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Berlin-based Flink, a six-months old grocery delivery service built around its own delivery stores, raises $240M co-led by Prosus, BOND, and Mubadala Capital  —  On-demand grocery delivery, which really came into its own with the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, continues to command huge attention from investors.

Marco Arment / Marco.org: Apple insults developers by denying the value apps bring to iOS and ignoring the part marketing and developer reputation play in attracting people to apps  —  Apple’s leaders continue to deny developers of two obvious truths:  — That our apps provide substantial value to iOS beyond the purchase commissions collected by Apple.

Arbeitsrecht KOMPAKT: Employment Law in Insolvency Proceedings | K&L Gates LLP – JDSupra  JD Supra

Alyse Stanley / Gizmodo: UN report: a Turkish-made autonomous weaponized drone “hunted down” and attacked a human target without instructions to do so during a 2020 conflict in Libya  —  A “lethal” weaponized drone “hunted down” and “remotely engaged” human targets without its handlers’ say-so during …