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by K&L Gates LLP on

Many franchisors and other participants in the franchising sector are anticipating with concern the outcome of The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (Bill) which was introduced into the Federal...more

N.Y.’s New Cybersecurity Regulations: What Financial Services Companies Need to Know

With corporate data security breaches on the rise, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has adopted rules requiring financial institutions to take certain measures to safeguard their data and inform...more

McDonald’s Canada’s Job Site Hacked

McDonald’s Canada has shut down its careers webpage following a breach that occurred in mid-March. A hacker gained access to the jobs section of its website and compromised the personal information, including names,...more

Franchising and virtual reality and augmented reality – what legal issues you need to be considering now

by Dentons on

With predictions that Virtual Reality arcades may be a new trend, the time has come for franchisors to seriously consider the impact on franchising of the growth in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Although...more

A Family Victory! Victory! Just Not for Little Caesars

The United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) modified its treatment of the “family of trademarks” doctrine in the recent case In re LC Trademarks, Inc., Serial No. 85890412...more

Illinois Biometric Privacy Suit over Collection of Fingerprints Settled

Earlier this month, an Illinois state court approved a $1.5 million settlement in a class action against L.A. Tan Enterprises, Inc., operator (directly and through franchisees) of L.A. Tan tanning salons. The settlement...more

Employment Law This Week: Break Pay, Misclassification of Franchisees, California Computer Professional Exemption, Non-Compete... [Video]

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

The Big Picture: EU's Financial Regulation Offensive

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the national and international response by legislators and regulators has been to substantially overhaul and increase financial regulation applicable to banks and other financial...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update: New York State Proposes Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Institutions

New York state has proposed a new regulation — to go into effect January 1, 2017 — that would require banks, insurance companies and other financial services institutions regulated by the New York State Department of...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 276-Regulator Evolution [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode Red Flag Group CEO Scott Lane and I discuss how regulators thinking on best practices compliance programs has evolved. ...more

Ten Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program-Hallmark 7 [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this podcast, I discuss the most vexing problem of a best practices compliance program, managing third party risk. ...more

Ten Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program-Hallmark 4, risk assessments [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this 10-episode podcast series I take a look at the hallmarks of an effective compliance program. In this episode I review Hallmark 4-risk assessments....more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-271 Breaking Down Supply Chain Risk [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I visit with Red Flag Group Product Development Specialist Jared Connors to discuss how to begin the process of breaking down your supply chain into manageable chunks so you can start to manage your supply...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 265-Managing Supply Chain Risk, Part I-with Jared Connors [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I begin a multi-part series with Jared Connors on how to manage your supply chain risk. ...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 261-the Role Of HR in a Best Practices Compliance Program [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

This episode is the audio portion of a webinar I put on for the SCCE and in it I go into a deep dive on the role of HR in a best practices compliance program. ...more

Food and Beverage Law Update: January 2016

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Key Issues Facing Food Retailers - Compliance and Cybersecurity: Consero Group surveyed the general counsel of Fortune 1,000 companies in June 2015 and learned that 60 percent still lack the proper preparation for a...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: December 2015 #4

by Zelle LLP on

Last week was a big one for the EEOC. Among other things, the agency initiated a lawsuit against McDonald’s Corporate and a Missouri franchisee because the franchisee refused to provide a deaf applicant a sign language...more

Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Alert: Effective Cybersecurity: The Evolving Regulatory Landscape for Investment Advisers,...

by Alston & Bird on

Cybersecurity has become a top concern for executives and boards across all sectors of commerce and critical infrastructure that rely on digital technologies—including financial services—and investment advisers, investment...more

Cuba Si! Trade With Cuba … Not Quite Yet

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

There has been much fanfare surrounding the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba, starting with President Obama’s announcement of the resumption of bilateral relations, and followed by the formal establishment of...more

Spotlight on Manufacturers: Tennessee's 2015 Tax and Related Legislation

by Baker Donelson on

Manufacturing is a primary driver of our economic growth. As such, those businesses involved with fabricating, processing, converting and producing goods in today's marketplace must be ever-vigilant regarding new laws that...more

Spotlight on Tennessee: 2015 Tax and Related Legislation

by Baker Donelson on

The 2015 Legislative Session, 109th General Assembly, considered a large number of tax and related initiatives. Many of these initiatives have been enacted, some with very far reaching impact upon the tax climate in this...more

DOL Wage and Hour Division to "Clarify" FLSA Independent Contractor Definition

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division expanded its already busy agenda, announcing upcoming guidance on the Fair Labor Standards Act’s definition of “independent contractor.” WHD Administrator David Weil, speaking at New York...more

Objections To Radioshack’s Sale of Customer Data Cause Static In Advance of Auction

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Uncertainty will hang over the upcoming bankruptcy auction of RadioShack’s intellectual property, franchise infrastructure, and customer data pending resolution of an ongoing struggle between RadioShack and several states’...more

Will 2015 Be The Year of the Data Breach Class Action?: Target Data Breach Claims Survive Motions to Dismiss

by Carlton Fields on

Various media outlets dubbed 2014 “the Year of the Data Breach.” Unfortunately for businesses, breach of their secure systems by hackers may be only the beginning of the bad news – which often culminates in class action...more

Microsoft’s New Battle: Toads

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

It isn’t often that Forbes and Arcade Sushi are reporting on the same story. But some news is so big, so ground breaking, and so important that all media outlets cannot, in good moral consciousness, fail to comply with their...more

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