It has been approximately 17 years since the European Commission enacted its Data Privacy Directive governing the processing of personal data of EU residents. Obviously much has changed since that time, including the explosion…more
As we previously reported, the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires employers to report the cost of employer-sponsored health coverage on an employee’s W-2 generally beginning with W-2s issued in…more
On December 27, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its draft “Guidance for Industry on Responding to Unsolicited Requests for Off-Label Information About Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices,” the first of…more
The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has published a sample wage notice relating to the new California Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), which went into effect on January 1, 2012.
Last year the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it intended to begin a study of the self-regulatory efforts of the alcoholic beverage industry and sought public comments on its proposed collection of data from these…more
In a ruling that provides at least some relief to issuers of stored value cards, a federal court of appeals has affirmed a district court decision preliminarily enjoining the retroactive application of a broad New Jersey law…more
Many companies rely on social media to promote their brands and products. Toward that end, these companies often use a variety of offers, including rebates and coupons, to solicit Facebook “likes.”
The California Labor Code provides that, with limited exception, when an employer “discharges” an employee who provided services in California, the wages earned and unpaid at the time of the discharge are due and payable…more
Facebook’s settlement of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) allegations that it misrepresented its privacy practices to consumers resolves numerous complaints over Facebook’s privacy practices and may be viewed as a model for how…more
California has recently enacted a law called the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA),
which goes into effect on January 1, 2012.
Cross-border data transfers have become increasingly complex over the years as different countries and regions enforce privacy laws and practices that vary from those in the United States.
In 2008, California amended its environmental marketing law to prohibit the sale of food or beverage containers within the state that are labeled with the terms “biodegradable,”
“degradable,” or “decomposable.” Now, California…more
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), IP Subcommittee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and former Subcommittee Chairman Howard Berman (D-Calif.), together with a number of…more
This past June, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman went to court to shut down the “Coalition Against Breast Cancer,” which he characterized as a “sham charity that fraudulently raised millions of dollars under the…more
For many years, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has required that sellers who solicit buyers to order merchandise through mail or telephone have a reasonable basis to expect that they can ship ordered merchandise within the…more
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