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HTMLWhat You Need to Know About Backoff Malware: the New Threat Targeting Retailers
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
The phrase “back off” is an implied threat typically reserved for bumper stickers and mud flaps, but if you are a retailer that permits the use of remote desktop applications in your business, the name Backoff should be considered much more intimidating. According to a report released...

 

HTMLPLEADING A NON-COMPETE CLAIM: Sometimes the Bare Minimum Is Just Enough
Jennifer B. Rubin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
There is no such thing as “per se” unenforceability of non-compete agreements (with a few notable exceptions). Instead, a court will enforce a non-compete if it meets whatever criteria a particular jurisdiction establishes - those criteria typically involve some combination of facts...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 21: Self-Funded Group Health Plans, the Affordable Care Act and National Health Plan Identifier Numbers (HPIDs)
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) ushered in broad national standards aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. health care system. Referred to generically as “administrative simplification,” these rules govern the areas of...

 

HTMLWhat 2014’s Continued IPO Surge Means for Clean Tech and Renewable Energy Companies
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
The year 2014 is on track to be the most active IPO market in the United States since 2000, with the mid-year total number of IPOs topping last year’s mid-year total by more than 60%.[1] There were 222 US IPOs in 2013, with a total of $55 billion raised, and 2014 has already seen 151 US IPOs,...

 

HTMLConflicts & Nepotism - A Dangerous Employment Cocktail
Tyrone P. Thomas; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
Last week, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley removed Alabama State University Trustee Marvin Wiggins for violating the University’s conflict of interest rules. The removal proved once again that if you are responsible for the oversight of an organization’s governance or operations, you...

 

HTMLShuffleboard, Early Bird Specials, and . . . Whistleblowing?
Jessica W. Catlow; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
When most employers hear the word “whistleblower,” they think of their current employees and various anti-retaliation laws; however, under the SEC’s “Whistleblower Program,” the “whistleblower” may be a current or former employee. Indeed, as reported...

 

HTMLInterfere at Your Own Risk: Legal Fees Awarded as Damages for Violating A Non-Compete Agreement
Jacqulyn Lewis, Jennifer B. Rubin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
We all know the default American Rule for attorneys’ fees: unless you get fees in a contract or from a statute, you shouldn’t count on someone else paying the freight if you win your case. But a recent non-compete case brings home an exception to this rule: attorneys’ fees were...

 

HTMLDelays at U.S. Consular Posts Around the World
Danielle Lifrieri; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014
Multiple reports have confirmed that the U.S. Department of State’s global database for issuing travel documents recently crashed. While the system has been restored, it is operating at reduced capacity and significant backlogs have developed. This system malfunction impacts not only U.S....

 

HTMLExpect a New Chairman and Five Member CPSC Next Week
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014
Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on the Senate Floor (video clip below) that the Senate will consider and vote on the nominations of Elliot Kaye and Joe Mohorovic on Monday, July 28th. President Obama nominated Kaye to serve as the next Chairman and as a Commissioner of...

 

HTMLLIRR Strike Averted, but Employers Should Remain Aware of Wage and Hour Requirements When Outside Events Prevent Workers From Reaching the Workplace
George Patterson; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 30, 2014
Recently, union leaders at the Long Island Railroad and representatives of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority finally reached a deal to avoid a strike. If a strike had occurred, businesses would have faced a potentially significant loss of employee productivity as more than 300,000 daily...

 


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