What could WDBJ7-TV have done to prevent Wednesday morning’s tragic on-air murders? Unfortunately, probably not a thing.
I’m a second-guesser, and I have spent much of the last 48 hours racking my brain about what the...more
I had always thought that you need to post a bond in order to obtain an injunction, both in federal and state court. It turns out that I was wrong.
The federal rule seems to require a bond. ...more
In This Issues:
- Key Considerations: For Negotiating Electronic Point Of Sale Solution Agreements
- Fashion Forward And Tech Savvy: The Co-Branding Of Wearable Technologies
- The Internet Of Things: The...more
On February 12, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court quashed the Fourth District Court of Appeal’s decision in Sanders v. ERP Operating Limited Partnership, 96 So.3d 929 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012) and held that evidence of lapses in...more
The growth of the High Yield (HY) market in the leveraged finance arena has, save for a few short term downturns, continued unabated since the onset of the financial crisis.
The financial crisis and the continued...more
Two years after its creation, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission presented its final report to Governor Malloy on March 6, 2015. The Commission has made comprehensive recommendations regarding safe school design and...more
In recent years, there has been an ongoing struggle between privacy and security, with many governments looking to increase their surveillance powers in the name of fighting terrorism and protecting the population. Following...more
On January 13, 2015, a hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida discovered that an unidentified juvenile had been walking its halls dressed as a physician, wearing a lab coat with the hospital’s logo and a stethoscope. According...more
Action Item: Owners, operators, and other interested parties related to the operation of marine terminals should review and comment on a Coast Guard Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) addressing new requirements to...more
As we near the turn of the year into 2015, organizations should keep an eye on laws taking effect on the West Coast. This year, the crop of new privacy statutes includes a few without precedent anywhere in the country. The...more
As expected, federal regulators have approved a new physical security standard for the high-voltage electricity grid.
On November 20, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Reliability Standard CIP-014-1...more
Federal energy regulators are considering a new national standard for protecting the physical security of the U.S. electric grid. Given the importance of electric reliability and concern over terrorist attacks and sabotage,...more
The Supreme Court will soon decide whether employers will be required to pay their employees for time spent going through a security clearance at the end of each shift. The case is Busk v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.,...more
Whistleblower laws are intended to discourage corruption by granting legal protection and sometimes even financial incentives to employees who report corruption and other violations. However, these laws can sometimes be at...more
In proposing to approve NERC’s new Physical Security Reliability Standard, FERC also seeks the ability to identify facilities that must be protected....more
As providers of ethics and compliance training solutions, we never tire of discussing topics like anti-bribery training, sexual harassment training, code of ethics training… and so many more. Lately, we have seen a real...more
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education (DOE) released guidance designed to assist institutions of higher education in determining how to comply with the Violence Against Women...more
On June 25, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) issued a call for organizations with an interest in security to participate in an advisory committee to a new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ...more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a case brought by a group of temporary warehouse employees seeking pay for time spent going through mandatory security checks at the end of their work shifts. The workers are...more
April 2014 marks the third annual Workplace Violence Awareness Month, an observance aimed at raising public awareness of one of the top four causes of workplace fatalities.
In 2009, the Bureau of Justice Statistics...more
On March 7, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") directed the North American Electric Reliability Corporation ("NERC") to develop reliability standards requiring owners and operators of the Bulk-Power...more
If you are an IT sourcing professional or an attorney negotiating IT agreements, you have probably encountered the terms AT 101, SSAE No. 16, SOC, SOC1SM, SOC2SM and SOC3SM. These are terms that are well understood by...more
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral argument on the issue of whether employers must compensate employees for time they spend going through mandatory security checks, which are aimed to curb employee theft....more
We’ve written at least twice now on class actions arising out of time spent by employees going through security lines, primarily at the end of their shifts. The question is whether and when such time might be compensable...more
The U.S. Supreme Court granted cert on March 3, 2014 in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Jesse Busk to resolve a federal circuit split on whether time employees spend in security screenings is compensable under the FLSA....more
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