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Purchasing Credit Monitoring May Not Protect Companies from Data Breach Class Actions

2014 set a record for data incidents, with nearly 30% of the 783 data incidents reported by companies caused by hacking. At least 97 incidents are reported to have occurred from hacking during 2015, affecting approximately 7…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Early Dismissal of Trade Secret Lawsuit May Help Defeat Claim for Attorney’s Fees

A lawsuit asserting intellectual property claims and violations of a non-competition and non-solicitation agreement played a dominant role in the second season of HBO’s comedy “Silicon Valley.” Throughout the season, it was…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

North Carolina Business Court Revisits When Customer-Related Information is a Trade Secret

The North Carolina Business Court recently revisited the question of when a business’s customer-related information can be considered trade secrets. In Southern Fastening Systems, Inc. v. Grabber Construction Products, Inc.,…more
| Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Proposed Rule Changing Overtime Regulations Is Issued by DOL

On July 6, 2015, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) announcing proposed changes to the overtime pay regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Addressing Environmental Issues in Real Estate Development

Dealmakers sometimes overlook environmental issues when negotiating transactions, leaving important business and legal issues unaddressed until they inevitably pop up shortly before closing and send everyone scrambling. This…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

[Webinar] Proposed Rule for Overtime Exemptions Is Issued by Department of Labor—What Will It Mean for You? - July 23, 1:00 EDT

The Department of Labor has issued its long-awaited, proposed rule revising the overtime regulations for "white collar workers." This webinar will explain the new, proposed rule and the effect of the proposed, increased salary…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

California Employees Entitled to Paid Sick Leave Beginning Today

Have you reviewed your paid time off (PTO) policy lately? If you have employees in California, now is the time to do so. Effective today, July 1, 2015, employers with California employees will be required to comply with that…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Protecting Your Business in the Innovation Economy

The recent 12th Annual State of the Research Triangle Region event highlighted the innovation economy in North Carolina and particularly the Research Triangle area as a “smart region.”…more
| Business Organizations, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

OSHA Issues More Guidance Regarding Temporary Workers

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued two new bulletins in support of its ongoing Temporary Worker Initiative. The initiative was launched two years ago to increase OSHA’s focus on temporary workers…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Foreign Corrupt Practice Act Update

Recent criminal indictments of FIFA officials should remind businesses to review their obligations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Those who violate the FCPA can face civil and criminal penalties, including…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Addressing Environmental Issues in Real Estate Development [Video]

Dealmakers sometimes overlook environmental issues when negotiating transactions, leaving important business and legal issues unaddressed until they inevitably pop up shortly before closing and send everyone scrambling. This…more
| Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Exculpatory Provisions Provide Powerful Protection for Independent Directors

The Delaware Supreme Court recently issued an important decision clarifying the standards that govern claims for money damages against independent directors of corporations whose charters contain exculpatory provisions…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Business Torts, Securities Law

Insurers' Denials of Cybersecurity Claims Receive Judicial Support

Although cybersecurity-specific insurance has become more popular in recent years, some policyholders have attempted to obtain insurance for cybersecurity losses under their commercial general liability (CGL) policies. The…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Are You Paying Your Summer Intern Correctly?

As the summer work season approaches, employers should review whether any “interns” or “volunteers” in their workplaces are classified properly and are being compensated appropriately. Although unpaid internships are frequently…more
| Labor & Employment Law

North Carolina Moves Towards Single Sales Factor and Market Sourcing

An earlier Tax Alert discussed the possibility that North Carolina would adopt the single sales factor method of apportioning the business income of multi-state corporations. During the current legislative session, single sales…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation
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