• Employee Benefits Issues In a Recession

    Some tips for employers coping with the economic slowdown and viral complications thereof: Keep state privacy laws and HIPPA regulations in mind when you collect employees’ health information. Some state laws, for example, require businesses to provide...

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  • Cybersecurity and Trade Secret Protection

    In order to protect a trade secret, you first have to be able to establish that it is a secret, and that means demonstrating that “reasonable” steps have been taken to keep it that way. These steps...

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  • Good News For Franchisers From The NLRB

    The final rule regarding joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act, issued late last month by the National Labor Relations Board and scheduled to become effective on April 27, will be welcomed by many companies, and...

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  • Don’t Let Efforts To Thwart One Kind Of Virus Bring On Another

    Many companies are now redoubling efforts to enable as many employees as possible to work from home. This will likely slow down the spread of the Coronavirus, but it also increases the chance the door will be...

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  • MeToo Has Changed Everything, From Workplace To M&A

    The breathtaking demise of celebrities may be the most dramatic result of the #MeToo movement, as Jerry Seinfeld once mused during an interview. “That’s an aspect of this unease we feel, that you just wake up —...

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  • Global Warming In The Workplace

    Injuries and deaths aside, worker productivity is beginning to take a hit. According to one study, it decreases by two percent for every degree Celsius above room temperature. Employers who conclude potential effects will be negligible should...

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  • 150 Workers Injured At Hudson Yards

    When four workers at New York’s sprawling Hudson Yards development project were injured in a scaffold collapse a few weeks ago, one New York newspaper said it appeared to be the first accident at the site since...

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  • AI and Automation Pose Challenges For General Counsel

    It would be hard to overstate the effect that AI and automation will have on companies and their legal departments. This Today’s General Counsel article discusses some of these challenges, starting with the challenge posed by displacement...

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  • A Trade Secret Wake-Up Call

    They are not easy to define, much less protect. Protecting trade secrets is both a technical issue and a managerial issue, and both require ongoing attention. One perennial problem is maintaining a trusting and collegial ambience within...

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  • Phishing Has Succeeded At More Than Half Of U.S. Organizations

    More than half of U.S. organizations were successfully phished in 2019, meaning they lost data, faced a credential or account compromise, or a ransomware...

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