Topic: workplace policies

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Employee Handbooks, Self-Disclosure, .bike Domains, Twitter Crises

It’s Thursday, the coffee’s hot, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. Ain’t life grand? You could say that the NLRB is working its way through the employee handbook, provision by provision… (Luis Avila and David Khorey at Varnum LLP) Does it pay to turn yourself in for misconduct in the health care industry?… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Annual Meetings, SEC Priorities, Information Governance, Trade Disputes

The beginning of the end: 24 years ago today, the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power. Getting ready for year-end SEC filings and the 2014 annual meeting? Read this first… (Megan Gates and Pamela Greene at Mintz Levin) 2014 priorities for the SEC’s investigation arm: fraud,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Legalized Marijuana, Polar Vortex, Data Breaches, Qualified Mortgage

“One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” – The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Legalized pot can be an HR nightmare… Read more »

3 Ways Legalized Pot Can Be an HR Nightmare

What do you get when you cross legalized pot with businesses in Colorado and Washington State? The answer is no joke. In fact, it may be one of the hardest questions employers in those states – and, perhaps, others in the not too distant future – will ever have to answer. We recently asked experts… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Volcker Rule, Workplace Gossip, Undocumented Workers, Securities Fraud

Happy New Year from JD Supra! Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2014. Cyber risk is the “new normal” – and that means companies will have to beef up their insurance coverage… (Alba Alessandro at Hodgson Russ) No gossip in the workplace? No way, says the NLRB… (Renee Phillips and Gary Siniscalco at Orrick)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Email Policies, Whistleblower Bounties, Counterfeit Goods, Office Supplies

Just over 100 years ago today, the first air freight shipment was completely by the Wright brothers on behalf of department store owner Max Moorehouse. We can’t help but wonder – did it absolutely, positively have to be there overnight? Will email policies be the next battleground for the NLRB? (Tim Long, Lisa Lupion, and… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media Disclosure, Federal Shutdown Costs, Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, Ireland Whistleblower Protections

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and you’ll never go looking for law news again… Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn provide a 24/7 outlet for corporate disclosure… (Akin Gump) Contractors may be entitled to recover costs arising from the federal shutdown, but they’ve got to act quickly… (Morrison & Foerster)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Protection, Money Laundering, Undocumented Workers, Ponzi Schemes

A little perspective: on September 3, 1929, the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 381.17, its highest point before Black Tuesday… Will the EU’s data protection regulation ever see the light of day? (Wilson Sonsini) “OK, OK – we’ll give back the $47 million if you promise not to prosecute us for money laundering…” (Fuerst… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Wal-Mart Employees, Rogue CEOs, Infinite Loops, Zimbabwe Expropriations

On this day in 1935, the Social Security Act took effect, creating the nation’s government-run retirement pension. Déjà vu all over again: a federal judge just struck down another proposed class of female Wal-Mart employees… (Orrick) CEO gone rogue? Here’s what to do… (LEVICK) Cybersecurity framework, consumer privacy, taxes, and other key issues facing the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Violations, Payday Lending, NFL Licensing, Cloud Computing

Heading back to the office on a Monday morning can be tough. That’s where coffee and the JD Supra Corporate Brief come in… It’s getting harder and harder to “neither admit nor deny” SEC violations… (Holland & Knight) The SEC has a new partner in corporate crime-fighting… (DLA Piper) New York is mounting an aggressive… Read more »

NLRB Approves At-Will Employment Policies: 5 Takeaways for Employers

What’s wrong with the following employment at-will policies? 1. “No manager, supervisor, or employee of [the Company] has any authority to enter into an agreement for employment for any specified period of time or to make an agreement for employment other than at-will. Only the president of the Company has the authority to make any… Read more »