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FTC Still In Charge Of Privacy Enforcement: Ten Lessons From Wyndham

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC ) is the most active and aggressive federal government agency to investigate and enforce data privacy and security laws against businesses. Section 5 of the FTC Act empowers the agency to bring…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer...

Google and Microsoft Update Their E-Mail Privacy Policies

Google and Microsoft have both recently updated their policies regarding the privacy of e-mail contents. The updates are about different issues and were initiated in response to different events…more

| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

French Approach to After Hours Work Unlikely to Catch On

A new labor agreement reached in France requires employers in certain technology and consultancy sectors to take steps to ensure employees are not plugging into work on their free time. France has had a 35-hour workweek for…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Week in Review - April 14, 2014

With technological innovations appearing daily in the workplace, employers must continually evaluate how best to proactively prepare for and respond to these changes. As you do your planning, you might want to check out the…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Minnesota Legislature Expected to Pass Minimum Wage Increase

The Star Tribune is reporting that Minnesota legislators have reached a deal that will increase Minnesota’s minimum wage for most employers to $9.50 per hour by 2016. When the proposed law is passed and signed by Governor…more

| Labor & Employment Law

The GPMemorandum, Issue 179 (Distribution Issue)

In this Issue: - Tying And Other Claims By Service Competitor Rejected: A federal court in Arizona has rejected various antitrust claims brought by a servicer of aircraft power units against a manufacturer of those…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies,...

The GPMemorandum, Issue 178

In This Issue: - Appellate Court Vacates Order Denying Franchisor’s Motion For Preliminary Injunction; District Court Then Grants Summary Judgment To Franchisor And Enters Final Injunction: In H&R Block Tax…more

| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts,...

Week in Review - April 3, 2014

Not all technology-based changes in the workplace involve social media and smartphones. This week's headlines and blog posts highlight other ways in which technology is changing the way we work. For example, employers are…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Week in Review - March 27, 2014

This week’s news included advice to employers on tackling mobile device issues in the workplace while, on other fronts, Division I football players tackled labor laws. On Wednesday, the Chicago regional office of the National…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Details on Amendments to the Minnesota Angel Tax Credit

Regular readers of entreVIEW are no doubt aware that the Minnesota Angel Tax Credit, a frequent topic of interest here, ran out of funds a few weeks ago. The $12.2 million available for issuance had been used up by early March,…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Taxation

The Time-and-a-Halfs They Are A ‘Changin’

Earlier this month, President Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor to update the federal overtime pay regulations by revising the salary component of the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions. To qualify…more

| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

How Much Are You Willing To Pay For Privacy?

How much are you willing to pay for personal privacy? 50% off a McDonald’s hamburger? 20% off groceries? Participation in the $1 Billion NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge?…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Privacy,...

Week in Review - March 21, 2014

Overtime pay is a big theme this week following President Obama’s directive that the U.S. Department of Labor work to update the existing federal regulations on overtime pay. The most prominent change that is expected is an…more

| Labor & Employment Law

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