Kirton McConkie PC

Privacy Shield: The New Safe Harbor

In the aftermath of the Safe Harbor invalidation, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce have agreed to a new draft of the “Privacy Shield”. The first draft Privacy Shield was unveiled in February, but…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

DOL's final rule increases minimum salary for overtime exemptions

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires employers to pay employees at least the federal minimum wage and overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Overtime pay must be at least 1½ times an…more
| Labor & Employment Law

A Big Win for Internet Consumers

On June 14, 2016 the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its ruling in United States Telecom Association, et al v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America. The result…more
| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Energy & Utilities, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a policy memorandum in the decision of Matter of Z-A, Inc.

On April 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a policy memorandum designating the decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of Z-A-, Inc. as an adopted decision establishing…more
| Administrative Law, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

USCIS published notice of proposed rulemaking in Federal Register inviting public comment

On May 4, 2016, USCIS published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (81 F.R. 26903) inviting public comment, for 60 days, on the proposed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) publishes extension of Temporary Protected Status for eligible nationals of Honduras

On May 16, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras and those without nationality who last habitually resided in…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services publishes an extension of Temporary Protected Status

On May 16, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Nicaragua and those without nationality who last habitually resided in…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

American Immigration Lawyers Association shares online resources to help understand new DHS final rule

On May 10, 2016, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) published the following announcement about online resources following the Department of Homeland Security’s new final rule affecting international students…more
| Education, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Issues Final Rule Increasing the Salary Threshold for the Overtime Exemptions

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) generally requires employers to pay non-exempt employees overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Overtime compensation must be at least one and one-half times the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Cyber Security

Roughly one million pieces of malware—computer viruses or malicious software—are released every day. In recent years, we’ve witnessed an unprecedented level of activity in the cyber arena, both in the form of increased…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sharing is caring: Are Uber, Lyft drivers independent contractors?

Whether workers are properly classified as employees or independent contractors has been an increasingly hot topic in discussions about the American labor market. Independent contractors are deemed to own their own business,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Utah Passes New Law Placing Restrictions on Noncompetition Agreements

On March 9th, 2016, the Utah Legislature passed a bill, which the governor signed, substantially limiting an employer's ability to use noncompetition covenants to prevent former employees from competing against them. The new law…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

New Utah law limits use of noncompetition agreements

Many employers are confronted by the problem of former employees using company information or relationships they had access to or developed during their employment. Employers have sought protection by having employees agree to…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Department of Homeland Security issues final rule for international students with F-1 visas and Optional Practical Training

On Friday, March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) amended its regulations and issued a final rule for international students with F-1 visas and Optional Practical Training (OPT) who obtain degrees from U.S…more
| Education, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Employee terminated despite manual’s assurances against retaliation

It is often said that “a promise is a promise,” but what does that adage mean? A promise is a statement or declaration that a person will or will not do something. In most cases, a promise is not enforceable under the law unless…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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