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HTMLDo You Want Your Under 13 Kid to Have a Gmail or YouTube Account? Google Does.....
Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 22, 2014
According to recent media reports, Google is allegedly designing a Google account for children under 13 which would permit children in this age group to officially create their own Gmail account and to access a kid-friendly version of YouTube. Google currently prohibits children 12 and under from...

 

HTMLAre Airbnb Hosts Regulated by the CPSC? Short-Term Rental Properties May Require Compliance with Pool & Spa Safety Laws
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014
In the wake of the tragic drowning of Virginia Graeme Baker, the granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker, Congress passed and President Bush signed into law the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. The legislation was sponsored by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 18: Emerging Strategies to Reduce or Eliminate Exposure for Assessable Payments under the Affordable Care Act’s Pay-or-Play Rules
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility, or “pay-or-play,” rules require “applicable large employers” (generally employers with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent employees) to offer group health plan coverage (i.e., “play”) or...

 

HTMLThe Food Fight Continues: Vermont AG Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit Against GMO Labeling Law
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014
In June, we reported on a suit brought by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (“GMA”) seeking to rescind Vermont’s new GMO-labeling statute, Act 120. As we explained in that post, the GMA argues that Act 120 is doubly unconstitutional: not only does the law violate the Commerce...

 

HTMLWearable Devices in the Workplace Challenge Data Security and Privacy
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014
Wearable devices, including health and activity monitors, video and audio recorders, location trackers, and other interconnected devices in the form of watches, wristbands, glasses, rings, bracelets, belts, gloves, earrings and shoes are being heavily promoted in the next wave of consumer...

 

HTMLAppellate Courts in New Jersey and New York Both Rule that a Contract May Reduce Statute of Limitations on Employment Claims
David M. Katz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 22, 2014
Earlier this summer, a New Jersey appellate court, in Rodriquez v. Raymours Furniture enforced a provision in an employment application that reduced the period in which an employee could sue an employer to six months from the date of the adverse employment action. This ruling ¿ the first of...

 

HTMLFDA Notifies Congress of Framework for Long-Awaited Guidance on Laboratory Developed Tests and Issues Final Guidance on Companion Diagnostics
Linda D. Bentley; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
After many years of promising that it would be providing guidance on the regulation of laboratory developed tests (LDTs), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided notice to Congress on July 31, 2014 that it intends to issue a draft guidance document entitled, “Framework for Regulatory...

 

HTMLMaryland Court of Appeals: Contrary to Federal Court Rulings, Maryland Employees Are Eligible to Recover Treble Damages from Employers Failing to Pay Overtime
David Barmak; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014
More bad news for employers: Maryland’s Court of Appeals (its highest court) has now put to rest any question about an employee’s right to recover treble damages in connection with an unpaid overtime claim.

 

HTMLMassive Data Breach Affects 4.5 Million Patients in 29 States
Dianne J. Bourque, Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
Community Health Systems, Inc. (the “Company”), one of the largest hospital organizations in the country, announced via a public filing (Form 8K) made yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Report”) that the Company was the target of a cyber attack that...

 

HTML“Backoff” Update — More Widespread, PCI Council Issues Call to Action — If You Accept Credit Cards Via Point-of-Sale, You Need to Read This
Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
Some weeks ago, we wrote a piece “What You Need to Know About Backoff Malware: The New Threat Targeting Retailers” . It’s apparently gotten worse. Any business utilizing point-of-sale (POS) terminals for “swiping” credit cards needs to pay attention to this threat and...

 


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