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Nothing Personal: How to be Smart About Your BYOD Workplace Policy (And Why It Matters!)

You might think people are making more out of BYOD than it deserves, that it is a relatively benign issue. Alas, you’d be wrong....more

Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2014

Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2014 - U.S. public companies face a host of challenges as they enter 2014. Here is our list of hot topics for the boardroom in the coming year: 1. Oversee strategic planning amid...more

Report From Counsel: Insights and Developments in the Law - Fall 2013

In this Issue: - Limited Liability Companies — The Best of All Worlds? - Employees Are Responsible for Beneficiary Designations - Protect Your Plastic - HOA Can Regulate Common Area -...more

Abercrombie Settles Employment Suit Over “Look Policy”

Abercrombie Settles Employment Suit Over “Look Policy” by Christina M. Michelson on October 4, 2013 Abercrombie & Fitch, which recently made headlines when CEO Mike Jeffries stated the company did not want overweight...more

New HIPAA/HITECH Compliance Deadline of September 23, 2013

New HIPAA/HITECH Compliance Deadline of September 23, 2013 by Gary S. Young on August 27, 2013 Are you aware that there is a compliance deadline set for September 23, 2013 that may apply to your business? When...more

Whose Social Media Account Is It, Anyway?

A detailed social media policy specifically addressing the ownership of social media accounts is key to a corporation’s ability to maintain ownership of an employee’s account after the employee leaves the corporation....more

Law Mandates CalPERS/CalSTRS Support For Shareholder Resolutions Supporting Religious Minorities

In 1999, the legislature enacted SB 105 (Burton) which obligates CalPERS and CalSTRS to support, whenever feasible, shareholder resolutions at domestic and international corporations in which those funds have invested that...more

BYOD & The Board Of Directors — Part One: A Risk To Reckon With?

The information security concerns relating to employees using their own devices for work (such as smart phones, netbooks and laptops) are a hot topic. Although “bring your own device” or BYOD is here to stay, the practice of...more

Missouri Uniform Trade Secrets Act Does Not Protect Customer Information Insufficiently Guarded or Which is not Truly "Trade...

In this case, a corporate successor, Central Trust Investment Company (hereafter also "Central Trust") sued the former employee (Kennedy) of its acquired company, Springfield Trust & Investment Company (hereafter also "STC"),...more

California Employment Bill Recap

California legislators have been active passing several employment law bills that impact local businesses in recent months. Here’s a recap of some with brief summaries. Legal counsel should be sought for a complete...more

Corporate Social Media Policies Should Comply With Recent NLRB Decision

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a decision with significant impact upon employer policies that apply to employee use of social media. [Costco Wholesale Corporation, 358 NLRB No. 106 (Sept. 7,...more

California’s Shine the Light Act: Plenty of Reason$ for Businesses Not to Shine It On

Recent class actions regarding California’s Shine the Light Act illuminate the need for California businesses to pay attention to their privacy policy compliance practices. Violations of the Act can incur civil penalties of...more

St. Paul, Problems with Being Human and Small Businesses Dealing with AngiesList.com

Like many people with a standard Midwest religious upbringing I struggle to do the right thing and, sometimes, to know just what that is under the circumstances. But, as St. Paul discussed in Romans 7 “being good is not...more

China Business Series: Personal Data Protection

Foreign companies doing business in China should consider adopting safeguards to protect employee personal data to reduce the risk of unauthorized disclosure or claims of infringement of privacy. This advisory is one...more

Evolution and Refinement: Recent Texas Legislative Efforts on Medical Records, Corporate Practice, and Other Issues

In This Presentation: Question 1: • If a physician complies with HIPAA, he or she has also complied with all requirements of Texas’ medical privacy laws. • True •...more

A Month In UK Employment Law - February 2012

In This Issue: A monthly newsletter covering the latest developments in UK Employment Law. Case Update...............1 News Update...............3 Upcoming Legal Developments.............4 Please see...more

Employment Law Update -- Resolve To Safeguard Company Information In 2012 -- January 2012

RESOLVE TO SAFEGUARD COMPANY INFORMATION IN 2012 For many businesses, employees are the biggest investment and the primary safeguard of their confidential, proprietary and competitive information. For some employees,...more

Corporations Have The Right Of Free Speech But No Right To Eavesdrop

In 1967, the California legislature enacted Penal Code § 632 as part of the “California Invasion of Privacy Act”. The statute imposes liability on “Every person who, intentionally and without the consent of all parties to a...more

Points & Authorities - Special Issue Fall 2011

In This Issue: - A Good Way to Give Bad News: Recent Amendment to California’s Breach Notification Statute - Accountable Care Organizations: The Private Sector Will Lead - New Faces - Points from the...more

Guidelines for Protecting Your Startup’s Confidential Information - Part 1

This part and Parts 2 and 3 will take a brief look at how you can protect your startup’s confidential information from being disclosed by current and former employees, what you can do to protect your firm’s confidential...more

Social Media - should employers be forced to turn a blind eye?

The latest research paper on workplaces and social networking published by ACAS[1]suggests that employers should not make use of social networking in the context of recruitment. That is all very well but is it realistic?...more

Cyberspace: Top Legal Traps for Associations

Agenda: • Legal Issues – “Similar Issues, New Platforms” (1) Educating Your “Speakers” (2) Entity Use of Online Social Media Platforms - Defamation, IP, Privacy, Agency (3) Entity Online Programs and...more

HIPAA Enforcement Against UCLA and New Rule Proposal Bring Scrutiny to Workforce Access to Health Information

On May 31, 2011, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would provide individuals with a new right under HIPAA. The NPRM...more

So You Want To Be On The Internet ®

In This Issue: Privacy/Security/Risk: Divulging Information on the Internet; Cyberspace Risk: What You Don't Know Could Hurt You. Compliance: Does Your Nonprofit's Internet Policy Comply with Federal Labor Law;...more

Cyberspace Risk: What You Don't Know Could Hurt You

Seminar Overview: Legal Issues – “Similar Issues, New Platforms” (1) Organization’s Online Presence (2) Trademark/Copyright (3) Tax-Exemption (4) Workplace Environment Please see full publication below for more...more

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