Topic: workplace safety

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity Framework, Safe Harbor, LIBOR Administrator

On this day in 1801, an electoral college tie was resolved when the House of Representatives named Thomas Jefferson President of the United States, and Aaron Burr Vice-President. Anybody else think that would have been an interesting outcome for the Bush v. Gore election? Robotics, artificial intelligence, and automation are transforming the workplace. So what… 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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Software Transfers, Financial Settlements, Insider Trading, Transfer Pricing

We’ve come a long way, baby: on this day in 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the first iPhone. Are your software transfers compliant with U.S. economic sanctions? (Jeffrey Richardson at Miller Canfield) Should the power of federal regulators and prosecutors to impose financial settlements for white collar crimes be limited? (Lawrence Bader at Morvillo… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: EU Trade Secrets, Social Media Firings, Common Whistleblower Complaints, Chief Compliance Officers

For the record, Tuesday is in fact Newsday here at JD Supra… Enjoy! The EU just took a significant step closer to uniform protection of trade secrets… (Orrick) Turns out that sometimes it’s OK to fire employees based on their social media activity… (Stephen Asay at Pillsbury) Good news for proponents of California’s cap-and-trade auction…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media Dangers, Online Injury Records, Italian Google Tax, Anti-Raiding Agreements

Start your day the JD Supra way: large coffee, cherry Danish, and the morning’s law news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here. What did Home Depot do when a “dumb, stupid, and offensive” tweet was sent out from its account? (James Ryan at Cullen and Dykman) Three unsettled TCPA issues that could potentially… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secret Theft, Business Continuity Planning, NAFTA Arbitration Claim, Comprehensive Tax Reform

The bad news: it’s still not Friday. The good news: it’s pretty darn close. The law news: This can’t be good: foreign defendants avoid prosecution for theft of trade secrets by fighting the government’s attempts to serve process… (Orrick) Business continuity planning in the financial industry might not be as simple as regulators think… (Dechert)… Read more »

Proposed OSHA Rule On Silica Exposure Could Have Significant Impact On Fracking Industry

“’Exposure to silica can be deadly, and limiting that exposure is essential,’ said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. ‘Every year, exposed workers not only lose their ability to work, but also to breathe. This proposal is expected to prevent thousands of deaths from silicosis—an incurable and progressive disease—as… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Health Care Enforcement, Web Privacy Policies, GMO Food Labels, Green Chemistry Rules

Why yes, I would love to get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to my inbox. Where do I sign up? Whistleblowers are driving stepped up government health care enforcement… (Mintz Levin) Study finds about half of companies worldwide fail to comply with web privacy policy requirements… (Pillsbury) What does the EU’s Alternative Investment… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Self-Reporting, Market Manipulation, Green Chemistry, BYOD Privacy

On August 9, 1892, Thomas Edison is granted a patent for the two-way telegraph, one of the nearly 1,100 patents the inventor received in the United States.  Any business that stores consumer credit card numbers and other personal information should study carefully the $18 million FCRA ruling against Equifax… (Mintz Levin) So here’s the deal:… Read more »

Employment Law Roundup: NLRB Union Election Rules, Social Media, Exempt Employees, and More…

For your reference, a roundup of recent updates and news from Employment lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: On NLRB Changes to Union Election Rules… NLRB Votes in Favor of Major Changes to NLRA Election Procedures and House Passes “Workforce Democracy” Bill (Morgan Lewis)  “By a 2–1 vote, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB… Read more »

OSHA Compliance Updates: Workplace Safety, Employee Hazards, Violations, and More…

For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent updates by lawyers on JD Supra writing about OSHA trends, developments, and compliance, as well as workplace safety in general: Current Concerns and Regulation Trends: Terrorism and the General Duty Clause (McAfee & Taft) “In the post-9/11 era, many employers have questioned whether the General Duty Clause requires… Read more »