McDermott Will & Emery

EU-Parlament stärkt Rechte entsendeter Arbeitnehmer

Die rund 1 Million innerhalb der EU entsendeten Arbeitnehmer – etwa 180.000 davon in Deutschland – können auf besseren Schutz ihrer Rechte hoffen. Das EU-Parlament hat am 16. April 2014 den von der Kommission vorgelegten…more

| Civil Rights, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Kentucky Becomes 47th State with a Data Breach Notification Law

On April 10, 2014, Kentucky became the 47th state to enact breach notification legislation. Under the new law, companies that conduct business in Kentucky and hold consumer data of Kentucky residents will now be required to…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Highest Court in the European Union Strikes Down the Data Retention...

In a significant move, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC (Directive) is invalid. This decision is expected to have wide-reaching implications for privacy…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science,...

Section 1 Claims Dismissed in LIBOR, TIBOR Class Action

On March 28, 2014, Judge Daniels of the Southern District of New York dismissed antitrust and unjust enrichment claims against over 20 banks accused of manipulating prices in the Euroyen interbank lending market by submitting…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law &...

Take Action to Stop the Bleeding: Follow These Steps

“Heartbleed” has been all over the news, and companies have been scrambling to respond. What sounds like a nasty medical condition is actually a recently discovered flaw in popular encryption software called OpenSSL. It has…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Update: Gesetzentwurf zum Mindestlohn

Das Bundeskabinett hat wie im unten stehenden Blogbeitrag vom 20. März angekündigt, den Gesetzentwurf zum Mindestlohngesetz (MiLoG) zustimmend beschlossen. Inhaltlich sind keine Änderungen mehr vorgenommen worden, daher bleibt…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Terrell McSweeny Confirmed as Fifth FTC Commissioner

10 months after President Obama nominated her, Terrell McSweeny has been confirmed as the fifth FTC commissioner. The vote was 95-1 for McSweeny with David Vitter, a Republican from Louisiana, voting against her nomination…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Elections & Politics

The Assault on the ACA Continues in the Federal Appeals Courts

Combative oral arguments were seen in two high profile federal court challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). The Supreme Court of the United States heard a vigorous oral argument concerning…more

| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

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