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Wearable Devices in the Workplace Challenge Data Security and Privacy
Wearable devices, including health and activity monitors, video and audio recorders, location trackers, and other interconnected devices in the form... Read More >
The Chinese Supreme Court’s Latest Interpretation on Late Payment Interest
The Supreme People’s Court of China recently issued an interpretation on how to calculate the interest accrued on delayed payment – ... Read More >
Massive Data Breach Affects 4.5 Million Patients in 29 States
Community Health Systems, Inc. (the “Company”), one of the largest hospital organizations in the country, announced via a public... Read More >
Antitrust Laws Are Rapidly Changing In Latin America
In recent travels to Central America, it’s been interesting to see the number of American companies operating and distributing in the region.... Read More >
Cat and goldfish
“As for those who might contemplate future service as plan fiduciaries, all I can say is: Good luck.”  That was the sentiment... Read More >
A Dozen Reasons Why Growth Companies (and Their Investors) Seek Federal Trademar
Growing companies have a diverse group of interests and goals, with common threads of good reputation and quality as key areas. Growth companies are... Read More >
split rock
In a complex, twenty-eight page opinion, a sharply divided NLRB has ruled that when an individual employee seeks assistance from fellow employees... Read More >
FDA
The FDA recently issued a final guidance titled “FDA Decisions for Investigational Device... Read More >
Back to School for Michigan Employers--Minimum Wage Increase
As the kiddies get ready to go back to school, employers too should freshen up on a few items that... Read More >
EEOC
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy... Read More >
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC
WINSTON SALEM, N.C. - Supermarket chain Food Lion, LLC violated federal law when it refused to... Read More >

Federal Court News

The failure of the brakes to stop a mining machine on a steep grade was rightly designated as an imminent danger, but there was insufficient evidence to classify the resulting citation as reasonably likely to...

Takeaway: The Board may deny a motion to stay if there is not significant overlap between the issues in the proceeding for which a stay is being sought and those in the other proceeding.

In...

Regional offices of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that learn of an apparent violation of federal safety and health or wage and hour standards have been directed to advise the party providing the...

The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") recently announced that it had charged TL Ventures, a Philadelphia-area private equity firm (the "Firm") with the first ever case involving a...

Takeaway: Cross-examination of a witness regarding his or her declaration will not be permitted as routine discovery if the declaration was not prepared for purposes of the proceeding in question.

In its ...

State Court News

State of Texas, Gavel

On June 13, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court conclusively resolved the issue of whether a guarantor may generally waive his/her/its statutory right of offset under Section 51.003 of the Texas Property Code. ...

Beginning on March 1, 2015, New Jersey employers with 15 or more employees will be prohibited from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history until after they have conducted an initial interview of...

A federal court in Minnesota has ruled that Minnesota’s Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act (DATWA), Minn. Stat. Sections 950-957, does not apply to employees who work or are applying to work...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

Kazakhstan National Bank Tightens Banking and Price Manipulation Rules

The amendments aim to strengthen the requirements for banks’ net equity and charter capital as well as the price manipulation restrictions.

The Kazakhstan banking regulator—the National...

Computer World

(LONDON) Could the European Court of Justice’s May 13, 2014 Google Spain decision delay the adoption of the EU Data Protection Regulation?

In the Google Spain “Right to be Forgotten” case, the ECJ...

On July 4, 2014, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) promulgated the Circular Relating to Foreign Exchange Administration of Offshore Investment, Financing and Return Investment by Domestic...