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Game-Changing Developments Threaten Franchise Business Model

May 19, 2015<p>Embed<p>The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have been coordinating attacks on the …

Feb 2015

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Breaches in the Boardroom: What Directors and Officers can do to Reduce the Risk of Personal Liability for Data Security Breaches

Corporate directors and officers may increasingly be targets of shareholder derivative lawsuits in the wake of the surge of regulatory actions and …

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Your New Year’s Resolutions Should Include Affordable Care Act Compliance

Since its enactment more than four years ago, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made several significant changes to health care. Provisions …

2014: The Year of Arbitrator Authority

A lot of interesting arbitration law was made this year, on topics from validity to vacatur, but the banner issue was arbitrator authority. SCOTUS …

2015 Filing and Notice Deadlines for Qualified Retirement and Health and Welfare Plans

<b>Author</b>, <i>Ryan Gorman</i>, Atlanta, +1 404 572 4609, rgorman@kslaw.com.<p>Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for …

USPTO Fees Reduced for 2015

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Executive Compensation – It May be Limiting Your Choices

Many community banks have been under fire recently. Added regulatory burdens, additional disclosure responsibilities, cleaning up bad loans, …

FMLA FAQ: Is An Employer Required to Pay a Prorated Amount of Annual Bonus after Employee Takes FMLA Leave?

December 24, 2014<p>Embed<p>It’s the end of the year. And with the end of the year comes questions from my clients about whether they need to account for …

The Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Scandal Serves as a Warning to Employers About Computer Security

December 24, 2014<p>Embed<p>In recent days, the scandal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. went from an embarrassing tabloid scandal to a possible …

Travelers, Beware the “Darkhotel” Hacks Over Hotel Internet

November 14, 2014<p>Embed<p>Business travelers may be targeted and hacked through hotel Wi-Fi networks, according to a recent report by Kaspersky Lab. …

Court Slaps Down EEOC Subpoena, Refusing to Allow Agency to Expand its Investigation

November 17, 2014<p>Embed<p>The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has broad authority to investigate allegations of employment discrimination. But …

Keeping Immigration Site Visits Civil and Focused

November 17, 2014<p>by Mintz Levin - Immigration Law<p>Embed<p>US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) empowers its Fraud Detection and National …

OSHA Releases Top Ten Violations List

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EEOC’s Tough Stance on Employee Separation Agreements

Employers like separation agreements. Separation agreements, of course, are contracts that employees sign when their employment is terminated that …

The Ninth Circuit Provides Employers With An Assist In Dismissing FLSA Actions

November 18, 2014<p>by Proskauer - Law and the Workplace<p>Embed<p>Employers have long known that the Supreme Court’s decisions in <i>Twombly</i> and <i>Iqbal</i> provide …

Volunteers Are Not “Employees” Protected From Employment Discrimination Under Title VII

November 18, 2014<p>Embed<p>Many non-profit organizations, public agencies, and other employers rely upon volunteers. But what happens when an organization …

2014 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List Part 2 – Qualified Retirement Plans

As 2014 comes to an end, we are pleased to present you with our traditional End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” Lists. This year, we are presenting our …

The 21st Century Water Cooler: Discovery and Text Messages

August 11, 2014<p>Embed<p>Text messages, once the exclusive domain of teenagers and college students, are increasingly used in business communications. …

Data Mining & Privacy: Who’s Watching Them Watch You?

<b>Data Mining & Privacy: Who’s Watching Them Watch You?</b><p>Recently, the Federal Trade Commission issued a detailed report that summarized extensive data …

Drafting Offer Letters: Keys To Simple And Effective Employment Agreements

Hiring high quality employees is one of the keys to your company’s growth. As you hire, you will be wise to have in place clear comprehensive offer …

Anti-counterfeiting: protecting your brand – why it is important and how to do it

Intellectual property (“IP”) is often the DNA of a business. A brand can be integral to reputation, revenue streams and goodwill. However, protecting …

Seattle Increases Minimum Wage to $15.00 Per Hour Over Several Years

Seattle, Washington has enacted groundbreaking legislation that, over several years, will phase in a $15.00 per hour minimum wage, the nation’s …

Act Now Advisory: The EEOC Is Scrutinizing Separation Agreements: Does Yours Hold Up?

In its "Strategic Enforcement Plan for FY 2013-2016," the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC" or "Agency") identifies "Preserving …

Does Data Discriminate? Perspectives for Employers on the White House's Recent "Big Data" Report

Last month, the White House released a comprehensive report on the use of “big data” in the public and private sectors. Employers should pay …