Ann Bevitt

Ann Bevitt

Cooley LLP

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Alert: California Minimum Wage to Increase to $15 Over Next Several Years

On April 4, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 3, a deal reached between lawmakers and labor unions that will raise the state minimum wage to $15 over several years. The legislation avoids taking the...more

4/7/2016 - Minimum Wage Paid Leave Sick Leave Wage and Hour

Alert: Data Privacy Q&A: EU-US Privacy Shield

At the start of February, the European Commission announced it had finally struck a deal with the US Department of Commerce on Safe Harbor's replacement. Below, we address some of the key questions organisations are asking...more

3/3/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) CJEU Data Privacy Data Protection Authority EEA EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission FTC Personal Data U.S. Commerce Department

Alert: What's In A Name? Privacy Shield Replaces Safe Harbor

Until its invalidation in October last year, many businesses relied on the EU-US Safe Harbor framework as a safe passage for transatlantic data flow. After months of negotiating, a new deal has been reached, renamed the...more

2/4/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Data Transfers EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission Personal Data US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Alert: US House Passes Judicial Redress Act to Facilitate Safe Harbor Negotiations

Following a September 23, 2015 opinion by Advocate General (AG) Bot that the US-EU Safe Harbor framework, which provided for the "safe" transfer of personal data from the EU to the US, did not provide sufficient guarantees...more

10/26/2015 - Advocate General Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Judicial Redress Act Model Contracts Pending Legislation US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Alert: Safe Harbor Ripples Affect EU Student Data at US Schools

Last week Europe's highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared invalid a "Safe Harbor" framework whereby personal data could be easily transferred between many European countries and the US. The...more

10/22/2015 - Colleges Data Protection Authority Educational Institutions EEA EU EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Safe Harbors Student Privacy Universities US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Alert: Unsafe Harbor - Online Retailers

Last week Europe's highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union, (CJEU) declared the Safe Harbor framework invalid. You can read more about the decision in our previous alerts here. Although it is unlikely that...more

10/15/2015 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EEA EU EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Internet Retailers Model Contracts US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Alert: Unsafe Harbor: Social Media

Last week Europe's highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union, (CJEU) declared the Safe Harbor framework invalid. You can read more about the decision in our previous alerts here. Although it is unlikely that...more

10/15/2015 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EEA EU EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Member State Model Contracts Social Media Social Networks US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Alert: No More Safe Harbor: What Should Life Sciences And Biotech Companies Be Doing To Transfer Data To The US?

Last week Europe's highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEEA) declared the Safe Harbor framework invalid. Many life sciences and biotech companies relied on Safe Harbor to legitimise transfers of...more

10/13/2015 - Best Practices Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EEA EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Model Contracts Safe Harbors US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Alert: Not So Safe: CJEU Follows Advocate General's Opinion, Declaring Safe Harbor Invalid

On 23 September 2015, Advocate General (AG) Bot found that the Safe Harbor framework, which allowed for the "safe" transfer of personal data from the EU to the US, did not provide sufficient guarantees for the protection of...more

10/7/2015 - Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Alert: An Unsafe Harbor? What companies need to do in light of the Advocate General's opinion in Schrems v. Data Protection...

For companies relying on Safe Harbor to legitimise transfers of data from the EU to the US, the recent opinion of the Advocate General ("AG") in the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") case of Schrems v. Data Protection...more

9/28/2015 - Advocate General Data Protection EU-US Trade European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Personal Data Safe Harbors

Alert: Amendments to California's Paid Sick Leave Law Provide Some Clarifications for Employers

As we previously reported here and here, under California's Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act, effective July 1, 2015, employees who work 30 days or more a year in California are entitled to at least 3 days (or 24...more

8/27/2015 - Amended Legislation Healthy Families Act Healthy Workplace Act Paid Sick Leave Act PTO Sick Leave Sick Pay

Alert: New DOL Guidance on Classification of Workers as Employees or Independent Contractors

On July 15, 2015, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (the "DOL") issued a fifteen-page "Administrator's Interpretation" (the "Interpretation") on the appropriate classification of workers as employees and...more

7/23/2015 - DOL FLSA Independent Contractors IRS Misclassification Wage and Hour

Alert: Department of Labor Announces Proposed Rule to Increase Salary Thresholds for White Collar Overtime Exemptions

On June 30, 2015, the United States Department of Labor ("DOL") proposed a rule to revise the "white collar" overtime exemptions under federal law. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") generally requires that...more

7/11/2015 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Over-Time Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

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