June 27, 2022

Volume XII, Number 178


Business And Legal Updates For Logistics And Transportation Industry

Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Breaches: Your Responsibilities Under The Harsh New Laws

New data protection laws are forcing strict new requirements on companies’ collection, use, and protection of personal information. The rules of the road have changed and your business likely needs to take new action to ensure compliance and protection against fines, litigation, and cyberattacks. This presentation will provide the information you need to know to protect your business.

Understanding Immigration Today

We will cover:

  • Best practices for transferring key personnel under the current administration’s practices and the Buy American, Hire American “BAHA “ policy
  • Is the E visa for treaty investor/trader personnel viable for your company if its foreign owned? What does it mean to be an essential worker for an E visa?
  • What about the L-1 intracompany transferee visa? Who is a manager and who has specialized knowledge? Has the definition changed or the policy of adjudications? How can the high scrutiny and voluminous documentation be avoided?
  • What are the options for hiring foreign nationals in the U.S. who are on other visas types to key roles?
  • What if your company must send personnel overseas on short notice for service assignments related to an agreement or warranty?

Two Important Employment Law Issues to Consider

  • Do you want to avoid employee claims from ending up in court before a jury? Of course you do. Learn how you can implement an arbitration agreement so all claims are heard privately before a neutral arbitration.
  • Do you have your employees sign a restrictive covenant? If not, you should consider having some of your employees sign such a document. Learn which employees should sign what type of document to give the company the appropriate level of protection and the best chances of enforceability.

Cracks in the ‘Bedrock Rule’ That the ‘Carrier Gets Paid’

It happens - a shipper pays an intermediary for freight charges, but the carrier doesn’t get paid. The carrier makes a claim against the shipper or consignee for the payment, citing the “bedrock rule” that the “carrier must get paid." Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. We will discuss the general rule, exceptions, potential defenses, and ways to manage the risk of double payment.

Panel Discussion With Transportation and Logistics Industry Leaders

Timo Rehbock, Barnes & Thornburg Moderator