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The Trump Administration's First 100 Days: In-House Guide to Key Policy & Regulatory Developments

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The Trump Card: Effectively Using Demands for Adequate Assurance of Performance

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The Antitrust Refresher You Might Really Need: Understanding and Managing Risk

 

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Don't Pull That Credit Report So Fast: The New Pitfalls of Employee Background Checks

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Can You Really Anticipate Harm in Commercial Agreements? Drafting Liability-Limiting Clauses

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Cybersecurity For In-House Counsel: Achieving Compliance (And Beyond) In A Breach-A-Day World

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Anticipating the 2016 Election Results: What Corporate Law Departments Need to Know

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Going, Gone, Global: What In-House Attorneys Need to Know About Immigration Law

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What To Do When The Government Comes Knocking

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Enforcement Actions: The Current Landscape - Tougher, Faster, Smarter

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In-House Economics for 2016: Managing the Supply and Demand for Legal Services in Law Depts.

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Archived Webinars
Monday
Nov302015

Recent Third Circuit Decision Regarding Joint Employers Extends Liability for Violation of Title VII to the Clients of Staffing Companies

By: Amanda J. MacDonald

On November 18, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a decision regarding joint employers that extends liability for violations of Title VII to the clients of staffing companies. In the case of Matthew Faush v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., the Third Circuit found that the client of a staffing company could be considered a temporary worker's employer and therefore liable for alleged violation of Title VII.

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Monday
Sep212015

Another Cybersecurity Wake-up Call for Business

By: Jennifer Woods

On August 24, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit released its long-awaited ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Hotels, affirming the FTC's enforcement powers in the cybersecurity sphere.  The decision is important because it ratifies the FTC's current enforcement strategies in policing security practices which the FTC determines are "unfair" to consumers.  After Wyndham's network and the property management systems of Wyndham-branded hotels suffered three separate data breaches in 2008 and 2009, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") initiated suit alleging that Wyndham engaged in "unfair" and "deceptive" acts and practices within the meaning of Section 5 of the FTC Act.  Specifically, the FTC alleged that Wyndham unfairly failed to use reasonable security measures by storing payment card information in plain text, using weak passwords, failing to use firewalls, failing to maintain records of computer network connections, failure to require branded hotels to use up-to-date software, failure to adequately restrict third-party access to its networks, failure to employ reasonable measures to detect and prevent unauthorized access and investigate security breaches, and failure to implement proper incident response and remediation procedures. 

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Tuesday
Sep082015

IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATE

US District Judge Invalidates USCIS's 17-Month Optional Practical Training Extension Rule

On August 13, 2015, in the case of Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. US Department of Homeland Security, US District Court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle invalidated USCIS's 17-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension rule. The rule was published in 2008 as an emergency rule to allow thousands of skilled individuals, educated in the US, who would have otherwise been forced to depart, to stay in the US. The rule allowed F-1 students with degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) fields to extend their OPT work authorization period from 12 to 29 months. 

Judge Hevelle's decision does not take effect until February 12, 2016. As of this date, sources say F-1 STEM work authorizations will stop being valid unless USCIS issues a new OPT STEM extension rule via notice-and-comment rulemaking. For more information regarding the F-1 Visa, see the Clark Hill website.

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Monday
Jun292015

United States Supreme Court Rules that Same Sex Couples have a Right to Marry

By: Ellen E. Hoeppner

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, in which it held that same sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry.

The case involved two issues:  (1) Does the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? (2) Does the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?

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Monday
Jun222015

"Employeefication" of a Sharing Economy? Uber Ruling Highlights Independent Contractor Classification Debate

By: Stephanie K. Rawitt

In Berwick v. Uber Technologies Inc., Case No. 11-46739-EK (June 3, 2015), the California Labor Commission ruled that an Uber driver was an employee and not an independent contractor of the ride-sharing company. The decision challenges the very core of Uber's "sharing economy" business model, commonly called "Uberfication."

The Plaintiff claimed that she was an employee, not an independent contractor of the company and was entitled to mileage and toll expenses incurred in the performance of her job duties. Uber argued that Plaintiff was an independent contractor and that it did not exert any control over the Plaintiff. Uber claimed that Plaintiff used her own car, determined when she would work and the number of trips she would accept. Uber paid the Plaintiff an agreed-upon service fee for every completed request.

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