In 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update the overtime regulations to simplify and modernize the rules. The result? Beginning on December 1, 2016, employers must comply with a new set of… Read more
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On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law legislation that will federalize trade secrets law. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “Act”) adds a federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation… Read more
National – and local – news headlines have been filled recently with news of cybersecurity attacks. From phishing schemes to ransomware software, businesses both large and small are under attack. Gone are the days of receiving emails… Read more
The recent death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may have saved a challenge to a California Teacher’s Association “fair share” agreement under which California public school teachers were required to contribute to the… Read more
As a part of its continued efforts to assess compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced the launch of its Phase 2 HIPAA… Read more
The Department of Labor (DOL) has just issued a final rule that could create sweeping changes in the ways employers conduct union avoidance campaigns. DOL published the final “persuader rule,” in the Federal Register on March 24…. Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed a $5.8 million class action judgment against Tyson Foods in which some 4,000 employees claimed they were denied overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for time… Read more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has filed its first two lawsuits against private employers alleging that discrimination based on sexual orientation violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (“Title… Read more
On March 1, 2016, the IRS issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals concerning an expanding email scheme–with a focus on company payroll departments – involving purported company executives requesting personal information about… Read more
Start protecting your intellectual property and forming a strong corporate foundation early in the development process. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) reported recently that Charlottesville, VA is the fastest growing region for venture capital… Read more