Author Archives: UMBLR

NFTs and fNFTs – Priceless Collectables, Digital Trinkets, or Regulatable Securities?

Sabrina Ortega – Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have been a major topic of conversation in the business sphere since their inception in the late 2000s. While debate rages over the financial and aesthetic value of NFTs, proponents, and skeptics can both agree that NFTs have gone from niche to mainstream over the last two years. […]

The Question That Has Businesses Scratching Their Heads: To Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines or to Not Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines

Jaclyn Sanchez – On October 13, 2021, a federal district court in Texas halted United Airlines’ vaccination mandate, temporarily keeping unvaccinated employees who challenged the airline’s policy on payroll while litigation proceeds. Under the Texas-based company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate that was first announced in August 2021, unvaccinated employees would be placed on unpaid leave if they […]

Biden’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate: What are the Potential Effects on American Businesses?

Lauren Gonzalez – The Covid-19 pandemic is officially the deadliest pandemic in American history. As a result, President Joe Biden recently unveiled the country’s first national Covid-19 vaccine mandate. On one hand, Biden’s executive order will likely boost American vaccination rates. On the other hand, the mandate will likely face backlash among businesses.  On September […]

Recent U.S. Hydrofluorocarbon Regulation Shows Climate Commitment Prior to COP26

Taylor F. Dias – On August 9, 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its sixth assessment report containing its latest findings on climate change. The United Nations created the IPCC to assess the underlying science of climate change. Although the report articulates that “there is no going back from some changes in the […]