Mintz Levin

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Wearable Devices in the Workplace Challenge Data Security and Privacy

Wearable devices, including health and activity monitors, video and audio recorders, location trackers, and other interconnected devices in the form of watches, wristbands, glasses, rings, bracelets, belts, gloves, earrings, and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Africa Update - August 2014 #3

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt from…more
| Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Military Law

Are Airbnb Hosts Regulated by the CPSC? Short-Term Rental Properties May Require Compliance with Pool & Spa Safety Laws

In the wake of the tragic drowning of Virginia Graeme Baker, granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker, Congress passed and President Bush signed into law the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. The…more
| Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Maryland Court of Appeals: Contrary to Federal Court Rulings, Maryland Employees Are Eligible to Recover Treble Damages from Employers Failing to Pay Overtime

More bad news for employers: Maryland’s Court of Appeals (its highest court) has now put to rest any question about an employee’s right to recover treble damages in connection with an unpaid overtime claim…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Labor Department Adds Gender Identity and Transgender Status to Prohibition on Sex Discrimination

On August 19, 2014, the Department of Labor issued a guidance advising that it will consider cases of discrimination based upon gender identity and transgender status to be violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Massive Data Breach Affects 4.5 Million Patients in 29 States

Community Health Systems, Inc. (the “Company”), one of the largest hospital organizations in the country, announced via a public filing (Form 8K) made yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Report”) that the…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

ML Strategies Energy and Environment Update: Week of 8/18/2014

ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE - Congress is in recess for the remainder of August, but when it returns for just over two weeks in September, much of the focus will turn to crafting a continuing resolution to keep the…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

National Labor Relations Board Majority Holds That Seeking Co-Worker Assistance with an Individual Harassment Complaint is Protected Activity Under the Act; Overrules Holling Press, Inc.

Last week, the NLRB took an exceptionally broad view of what constitutes “concerted activity” and what kind of efforts are aimed at “mutual aid or protection” under the National Labor Relations Act. For employers, this could…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Google, the House of Lords and the timing of the EU Data Protection Regulation

In the Google Spain “Right to be Forgotten” case, the ECJ held that Google must remove links to a newspaper article containing properly published information about a Spanish individual on the basis that the information is no…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Director Liability for Cybersecurity Risks

If a corporation is the target of a cyberattack resulting in a data breach, its board may be the target of a shareholder derivative action claiming breach of fiduciary duty. A recent example is Palkon v. Holmes, No. 14-cv-01234…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Insurance, Securities Law

Energy & Environment Update - August 2014 #2

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Commerce - Department of Energy - Department of Interior - Department of State -…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade, Transportation

Health Care Update - August 2014 #3

In This Issue: - Stakeholders Urge FDA to Provide Clarity on Biosimilars - Ebola Crisis Continues - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 19: Changes in Employment Status under the Look-Back Measurement Method

An earlier post explained the two principle methods—the “monthly measurement method” and the “look-back measurement method”—available to applicable large employers to identify full-time employees for purposes of determining…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Governor Christie Vetoes New Jersey Unemployment Discrimination Bill

In somewhat of a surprise move, in the same week that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law the Opportunity to Compete Act, which prohibits employers from inquiring about job candidates’ criminal histories early in…more
| Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Privacy Tuesday: August 2014 #2

There is another retail data breach to talk about in this Privacy Tuesday post – privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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