Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
Well, the headlines don’t exactly work with the traditional tune, but blame the editor for that...
2013 was a busy year for California. We passed a budget with a surplus, let Kim and Kanye get engaged in one of our...more
Yet another "misclassification" bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would impose new prohibitions, requirements, and penalties relating to categorizing a worker as being either an employee or a non-employee. The "Payroll Fraud...more
In a concise decision, iOnRoad was able to get three challenged claims of a Mobileye Technologies patent into a trial for inter partes review in a case styled as iOnRoad, Ltd. v. Mobileye Techs., Ltd. (IPR2013-00227),...more
Under the federal WARN Act, and its more expansive counterpart, the New York State WARN Act, a sufficiently-sized employer must (absent limited exceptions) provide workers with a head’s up that the employer might shut down...more
It’s time to take a short break from all the healthcare changes and focus on your December 1st and 15th deadlines for the following participant notices for calendar year retirement plans...more
Once again, we remind New Jersey employers with 10 or more employees of their annual obligation to distribute to their New Jersey employees the required notice under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). The...more
Plan sponsors should consider whether they need to make certain plan amendments or provide certain plan notices prior to the end of the year.
The end of the year marks the deadline by which sponsors of qualified...more
Compliance, like many other aspects of the business world, is a balance of risks. Unfortunately, it often takes an organization being rebuked in some fashion before it realizes the importance of failure to be in compliance. ...more
The case Medos Services Corporation v. Ridout and Maybee LLP 2013 FC 1006 is an example of what happens when the owner of a registered trademark ignores a Section 45 notice....more
Walking around a department store isn’t the only time you’re being tracked while you shop. If you’ve ever visited a web page and seen an advertisement for the exact same pair of shoes you were looking at on a different web...more
On October 31, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted final rules with respect to the segregation of initial margin for uncleared swaps. The rules impose new obligations on swap dealers (SDs) and major swap...more
The safe harbor notice deadline for calendar year 401(k) plans is coming December 1. This notice requirement is one of the requirements for a plan to be a safe harbor, in addition to the fully vested contribution that gives...more
In March 2013, the Portland City Council passed the new Portland Paid Sick Leave Ordinance requiring all but the smallest employers to provide paid sick leave (“PSL”) for employees who work within city limits. On November 1,...more
On October 23, 2013, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled, in Mahoning Education Association of Developmental Disabilities v. State Employment Relations Board, that unions are not required to provide public sector employers ten-day...more
Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. Failure to comply with these deadlines can result in costly penalties and excise taxes. To...more
Earlier this month, Proskauer issued a client alert on the latest amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law, which expands the protections against discrimination for pregnant employees. For more on the new law, see our...more
The New gTLDs Are Almost Here. Will You Be Ready?
The first new generic Top-Level Domains (“gTLDs”) are expected to launch any day now — triggering what many predict will be the most significant transformation of the...more
The Better Business Bureau’s Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program (“the Accountability Program”) issued its first ever compliance warning on October 14, a move that is intended to clarify the obligations...more
Get the project information up front -
You should ask your customer for the owner’s name and address, the location of the project, a copy of the payment bond (if any), and the general contractor’s name and address (if...more
Signaling its intent to enforce industry-established guidelines relating to behavioral advertising, the Better Business Bureau's Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program announced the issuance of a compliance...more
Beginning January 1, 2014, private-sector employers doing business in Portland that have six or more employees will be required to provide employees with a minimum of one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours of work...more
On October 21, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee) held its long-awaited vote and adopted compromise amendments that would modify the...more
In Peng v. First Republic Bank, a former employee asserting discrimination and other claims challenged the enforceability of the arbitration agreement she signed as a condition of employment. Specifically, she asserted that...more
On September 13, 2013, Manitoba joined Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta by enacting provincial private sector privacy legislation.
Once it comes into force, Manitoba’s Personal Information Protection and Identity...more
After sustaining a serious workplace injury, few workers focus on how to get claims paid, but their focus changes once the bills start arriving. Unfortunately, by the time you learn about the extensive medical expenses, it...more