Monthly Archives: January 2014

JD Supra Corporate Brief: BYOD Policies, Conflict Minerals, Cyber Crime, Class Actions

Go ahead, sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It is Friday, after all… Unfortunately for employers, there is no boilerplate BYOD policy that will work for all situations… (Michelle Keogh at Snell & Wilmer) What if the key to overturning the SEC conflict minerals rule were the First Amendment? (Frank… Read more »

Change Clothes On Your Own Time, Supreme Court Tells Workers

“[The] U.S. Supreme Court decision in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. paves the way under collective bargaining agreements for the possibility of excluding time spent donning and doffing many kinds of personal protective items from the scope of federal Fair Labor Standards Act ‘hours worked’.” (John Thompson of Fisher & Phillips) Does the Fair… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Program, Social Media, Activist Investors, Privacy Policies

If there’s a better way to celebrate National Croissant Day than a stop at the bakery on your way into the office, we sure can’t think of it… Momentum is building for the SEC’s Dodd-Frank whistleblower program… (Daniel Dunne, Susanne Klaric, Renee Phillips, and Paul Rugani at Orrick) Do you provide social media training to… Read more »

Supreme Court: Unless They Do Business Here, You Can’t Sue Foreign Companies In The US

“It is no secret that U.S. courts are among the most favorable to plaintiffs, especially with regard to damages awards.” (Barry Alexander and Peter Colonna-Romano of Schnader) Are the US courts the right place for foreign nationals to sue foreign companies for acts committed in foreign lands? Not according to the Supreme Court. Attorney Vivek… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: State of the Union, Regulating the Insurance Industry, Tilting at Windmills, Reforming Corporate Taxes

And the rest is history: on this day in 1886, Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-powered automobile. President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address: the JD Supra reader… (JD Supra Contributors) Here’s a look at the top regulatory issues for the insurance industry in 2014… (Chris Mosley, Hilary Rowen, and Matthew Vuolo; JD… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Copyright Decisions, Leaning In, Security Audits, Iran Sanctions

Winter weather got you down? Consider this: on January 28, 1977 – the first day of a four-day storm – the Great Lakes Blizzard dropped up to 10 ft of snow on portions of upstate New York. It’s likely to be one of the most significant Supreme Court copyright law decisions in nearly 30 years…… Read more »

Immigration Updates for Employers: H-1B Quotas, E-Verify, I-9 Audits, & More

Comprehensive immigration reform may have stalled in Congress, but employers still need to stay abreast of a variety of developments in immigration law, like the 2015 H-1B quotas, L-1 worksite inspections, and proposed changes to the federal E-Verify program. These updates will help: Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions For FY 2015 Should Be Filed On March 31,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Checklist, Tax Reform, Iran Sanctions, Confidential Documents

Cold, colder, coldest? Fight the Arctic chill with a hot cup of coffee, a wool sweater, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a Top Ten cybersecurity checklist for boards of directors… (Ed Batts at DLA Piper) Canada is about to implement the harshest anti-spam law in the G-8 – and you need to know… Read more »

Canada To Implement Harshest Anti-Spam Law in the G-8 – What You Need to Know

[Link: What you need to know about Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL)] From attorneys at Bennett Jones, a look at Canada’s new anti-spam law, which applies to anyone who sends email into Canada. Key takeaways: The law prohibits any commercial message – text, sound, video, image that seeks to promote a business or relationship –… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Energy Regulation, FCA Enforcers, Activist Investors, Government Surveillance

Happy birthday, Department of Homeland Security! An appeals court just confirmed that Daniel Rochow is entitled to a $3.8 million payment stemming from the denial of his ERISA benefits… (Robert Shaw and Mark Thomas at Williams Mullen) EPA regulation, Tier 3 & 4 standards, carbon capture, and other top energy and environmental regulatory issues to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Antitrust, Data Security, Job Candidates, Iran Sanctions

Whatever the weather, the JD Supra Corporate Brief will keep you warm and dry: Here’s a look at global trends in M&A antitrust enforcement… (Skadden Arps) The federal “Data Security Act” would preempt all state laws related to data security and notification requirements… (Travis Wall at Barger & Wolen) “OK, now let’s see if she’s… Read more »

Target’s Data Breach, Cyber Risk Insurance, Privacy Legislation, and Other Cybersecurity Developments You Should Know

The theft of personal financial information from shoppers at Target Corp – involving as many as 110 million consumers – has dominated privacy and data security headlines of late. But it’s far from the only issue we’re following in the cybersecurity and data protection space. Also on our list: cyber risk insurance, breach disclosure requirements,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Exotic Mortgages, Foreign Investors, Unlimited Leave, Green Chemistry

On January 22, 2002, Kmart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As it turns out, there’s a lot of value for a company in compliance… (Cindy Knezevich at The Network) The days of exotic mortgage programs may be over… (Shalia Sakona and Robert Siegel at Bilzin Sumberg) Those who do fail to learn from history… Read more »

FTC Raises HSR Thresholds; Changes To Take Effect Mid-February

It’s that time of year again, when the Federal Trade Commission adjusts the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. From attorneys Paul Hewitt and Stacy Kobrick of Akin Gump: The minimum transaction size test has increased from $70.9 million to $75.9 million (an approximate 6.6 percent increase). […] The size-of-person thresholds have… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Insurance, Financial Employers, Bitcoin Payments, Net Neutrality

Be the first on your block to get email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Sign up here. Yes, you need insurance for data breaches – because it’s not of a question of “if,” but “when”… (Roberta Anderson at K&L Gates) Pay disputes, whistleblower programs, and other hot topics for employers in the financial… Read more »