Ann Bevitt

Ann Bevitt

Cooley LLP

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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 - CJEU Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission 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 ECJ EU-US Trade 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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