[Video] Corporate Law Report: News to Use Now

Welcome to 2013’s inaugural edition of the Corporate Law Report, a look at some of the top corporate news items we’ve been following this first week of the new year. You know the drill:

Watch the video overview above and, for any topics that interest you, go deeper with the legal analysis and commentary below>>

ON Cybersecurity:

Public Company Priorities for the New Year – McDermott Will & Emery

“Looking ahead to 2013, directors, executives and general counsel of public companies can take some solace from the fact that 2012 was not a year in which a large number of significant new disclosure rules or governance requirements were adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the stock exchanges as had regularly been the case in the prior 10 years…”

[Additional on: Cybersecurity]

ON Social Media from the C-Suite:

Legal Guidelines For CEOs On Social Media – Avoid The Netflix Issue – Travis Crabtree, Looper Reed

“The CEO sent the information to 200,000 of his fans on Facebook–many of whom were part of the business media who would have received the press release.  The CEO also posted on his blog earlier in June that Netflix was almost at 1 billion hours per month.  Neither were followed with press releases or SEC filings…”

[Additional on: Social Media]

ON New Employment Laws for 2013:

A New Year Brings New Compliance Obligations for Employers – Christopher E. Cobey, Littler

“As 2012 winds to a close, a look back at legal developments demonstrates that state legislatures were busy all year long. Every year, employers are inundated with new employment laws and regulations that impose new compliance obligations on employers. This year is no exception. This summary provides an overview of new laws – and a chart of state laws that become effective in 2013…”

[Additional on: Employment Law]

ON New California Laws in 2013:

New Year Brings New California Employment Laws – JD Supra

“California employers and HR managers take note: the winds of change are blowing in your state, and they’re headed right for your employment practices…”

[Additional on: California Law]

ON Healthcare Reform in 2013:

What Employers Need to Know About Healthcare Reform for 2013 – Sheppard Mullin

“Since PPACA’s enactment in 2010, employers have seen the roll out of various new requirements and disclosure obligations with respect to the healthcare benefits provided to employees. As we move closer to PPACA’s “individual mandate,” which becomes effective in 2014 and is viewed as the hallmark of the healthcare reform legislation, the following is a summary of certain requirements that employers should be aware of for 2013…”

[Additional on: The Affordable Care Act]

And remember, if you have a thought about what California’s new laws means for employers in the Golden State, send a note to news@jdsupra.com. We might include your response in our next episode.