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Workplace Issues: Latest Need-to-Know Employment Law News

 What’s news? Cost of living adjustments, arbitration, modified workweeks, healthcare deadlines, social media policies, IP and employment issues, EEOC guidance on gender-based violence, wellness programs … for your HR reference, here’s a roundup of recent guidance and analysis by the nation’s leading employment lawyers and law firms. As posted on JD Supra: – Ninth Circuit… Read more »

Social Media Law: Interesting Updates As Seen on Twitter

 There’s much to consider at the intersection of digital media and the law: data privacy, employee rights, consumer protections, intellectual property, defamation, NLRB labor rules, international regulations, crowdfunding concerns, emerging mobile tech laws … For a closer look at these issues (and others), we give you – without even the faintest trace of irony –… Read more »

As Seen on Twitter: Top Employment Law News This Week

For your weekend reading and catch-up, here’s a quick look at some of this week’s popular law news covering hiring & firing, benefits, the ACA, employee (mis)classification, and other workplace issues. What’s hot this week in employment law and who is sharing it:   DOL Auditing Healthcare Plans for ACA Compliance – JDSupra lnkd.in/pGB_i9 —… Read more »

Follow This: Our Latest Business News Feeds on Twitter

We’ve been busy building our latest round of subject-specific business feeds on Twitter. Each of the accounts below features the latest commentary, analysis, and news from leading lawyers and law firms on a given topic – obvious by the title. And, thanks to Twitter’s new embed feature, you can click to FOLLOW any subject that… Read more »

Cybersecurity Concerns? You Might Consider Cyber Insurance

“According to a recent study by Lloyd’s of London, cyber-risk — both malicious attacks and nonmalicious ones — is approaching the top 10 of risks threatening businesses worldwide. In the U.S., malicious attacks were ranked in the top five. Last year, hackers succeeded in attacking government networks in the U.S., India and Brazil. Data breach… Read more »

Who Is Exempt From Overtime? Drug Sales Reps, For One, And Here’s Why You Should Care

On June 18, 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the pharmaceutical industry in a closely followed case (Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp.) to do with overtime exemption for drug sales representatives.  In short, SCOTUS ruled that pharmaceutical sales reps are in fact exempt from overtime – and, according to law firm… Read more »

Bring Your Own (Tech) Device to Work? That Could Be a Problem…

 I am writing this post on workplace issues while at work, but I’m using my personal laptop computer to do it. Could that be a problem? Potentially, yes. This issue (particular, of course, to our age of rampant technology) has been written about often enough to get its own acronym: BYOD (“Bring Your Own Device”)… Read more »

Cloud Computing: An Update on Legal Issues

Just because your business is in the cloud doesn’t mean your head needs to be there, too. For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent advisories and alerts touching upon the myriad legal issues that have emerged for businesses with the rise of cloud computing. Jurisdictional issues, security, privacy, the Patriot Act, and other international… Read more »

5 Types of Business Insurance Coverage (You’ve Probably Never Considered)

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you might’ve noticed that lately we’ve been meting out advice in parcels of five. (See for example: 5 Tips for Writing an Effective Employee Handbook, 5 Ways the NLRB Regulates Employer-Employee Relationships, 5 Considerations for Protecting Your Trademark, etc.) Really, there are only two possible paths forward.… Read more »

Startup Advice from a Venture Capitalist [Video]

[Video: Tech Start-Up Legal Issues 6: A VC’s Advice – Bloomberg Law] Interesting Bloomberg Law video interview with Ian Sigalow, a partner at Greycroft Partners LLC. Sigalow qualifies his startup advice as pertaining to the digital sector, however the conversation with Bloomberg’s Spencer Mazyck is of interest to any entrepreneur. Some takeaways – watch the… Read more »

LLC vs Corporation? A Critical Decision During Business Formation [Video]

[Link: Tech Startup Issues: Forming Your Company – Bloomberg Law] “[For employees] the whole ball of wax for these types of companies is: how much equity can I get? Can I get rich? Am I going to feel passionate about working at this company?” Business formation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. There are, as they… Read more »

[Video] How to Maximize the Value of Your Company (Before You Raise Funds or Sell It)

Featured video of the day, from law firm Allen Matkins: [link: Roadmap to Maximizing the Value of Your Private Company] “How a company is viewed from the outside is crucial for financing, attracting investors or selling the company. Owners of private companies are often disappointed at the value their company is assigned by potential buyers.… Read more »

Starting a Tech Startup? Watch These Videos…

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” – Steve Jobs Yesterday you emailed your team news of Facebook’s ONE BILLION DOLLAR acquisition of Instagram. Because, while you live by the Steve Jobs quote (you’re building something… Read more »