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Does Your Website Comply With The ADA? Does It Even Need To?

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In the last few years, there has been an explosion in the number of cases being filed throughout the United States in which visually impaired or other disabled individuals claim that a company’s website violates the Americans...more

Does Your Website Comply With The ADA? Does It Even Need To? (PowerPoint Slides)

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In the last few years, there has been an explosion in the number of cases being filed throughout the United States in which visually impaired or other disabled individuals claim that a company’s website violates the Americans...more

OHA Ruling Shows Danger in Proposed SBA Rule

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

As the saying goes, unless you have been living under a rock, then you know that SBA recently proposed new rules to create a mentor-protégé program for all small businesses. ...more

Social Risk Assessment: China Raises Its Game

Until recently, it was not uncommon for Chinese companies to be invoked as bogeymen in certain circles. The narrative went something like this...more

Sister Companies May Be a “Single Employer” Under Title VII

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Businesses that have a common owner naturally bear some similarities. But such similarities normally are insufficient to make them a "single employer" under Title VII. However, EEOC v. Moreland Auto Group, LLLP, is a recent...more

Weekly Law Resume - November 1, 2012: Will The Weight of Senate Bill 1038 Fall On The Shoulders of Employers?

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

On June 27, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1038 (“SB 1038”), which eliminates the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission (“FEHC”) and transfers its duties to the Department of Fair Employment and...more

CWP 14597 of 2007

Judgement - Hookah/ Sheesha Bar Case

by Hemant Goswami on

Putting an end to the abuse of Nicotine, thriving across Punjab and Haryana in the name of serving Hookah/ Sheesha/ Water-Pipe, the Punjab and Haryana High court has ordered closure of all such outlets besides creation of a...more

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Supply Chain

by Fenwick & West LLP on

With an effective corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy that adequately addresses supply chain issues, a company can better manage legal, reputational and economic risks. A company risks legal, reputational and...more

Human Rights Due Diligence – An Emerging Requirement in State and Federal Legislation

Two years ago, in October 2010, I published a post, Human Rights Due Diligence and the Corporate Lawyer, that addressed the need for corporate counsel to assess stakeholder expectations that companies should be accountable...more

Leverage and the Management of Adverse Human Rights Impacts

One of the challenges for companies seeking to manage the adverse human rights impacts of their operations is how to deal with impacts that are most directly tied to business partners, suppliers, and even governments....more

Human Rights Tribunal Has No Jurisdiction to Hear Equity Partner’s Human Rights Complaint in British Columbia

by Dentons on

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has unanimously held that the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal did not have jurisdiction under the BC Human Rights Code to hear an age discrimination complaint filed by a lawyer...more

Human Rights Due Diligence and Operations in Burma (Myanmar)

I recently published an op-ed in The Christian Science Monitor cautioning companies seeking to make investments in Burma (Myanmar) to make sure that the inflow of new investments does not end up harming the country's...more

Under FEHA, Partner Can Sue Partnership For Retaliating Against Her For Opposing Sexual Harassment of An Employee

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Liability for prohibited “employment practices” under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) generally requires the existence of an employment relationship. In a discrimination case, for example, there must...more

Townsend v. Benjamin Enterprises, Inc.

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling in Townsend v. Benjamin Enterprises, Inc.

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Full text copy of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruling affirming the liability of Benjamin Enterprises for sexual harassment by its vice president, whose role and responsibilities made him essentially a proxy...more

Gender Diversity on Boards: UK Corporate Governance Code to be Revised

by Dechert LLP on

The Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) has recently published its response to a consultation on gender diversity on UK boards and concluded that two changes should be made to the UK Corporate Governance Code (“Code”) (the...more

A Question That You May Want To Add To Your Investor Suitability Questionnaire

by Allen Matkins on

Issuers typically use investor suitability questionnaires to elicit information from potential investors in order to substantiate exemptions under federal and/or state securities laws. For example, issuers will often ask...more

Are ANCSA Corporations subject to GINA?

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In November 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its final regulations governing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA) (Title II establishes GINA’s employment-related...more

Health Headlines - April 11, 2011

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Rates of Hospital-Acquired Conditions Available on CMS’s Hospital Compare Website - District Court Rejects Constitutional Challenges to PPACA Brought By Physician Owned Hospitals - HHS...more

Corporate Director Registry Bill Introduced

by Allen Matkins on

California Corporations Code § 318 has been on the books since 1993, Cal Stats. 1993, c. 508. That section required the Secretary of State to develop and maintain a registry of “distinguished women and minorities” who are...more


by Robert Mallory II on

The legend goes that Harland Stonecipher, the founder of Pre-Paid Legal Services, was involved in a car wreck way back in July 1969. Stonecipher had no legal coverage or protection from the legal bills that began to pile up....more

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