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  • Legal Alerts
    |May 20, 2022

    In March 2022, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued sanctions targeting Russian “elites and business executives who are associates and facilitators of the Russian regime.” More recently, in an effort to go further, the Administration released a package of proposals to “establish new authorities for the forfeiture of property linked to Russian kleptocracy,” which would greatly enhance existing legal authority under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Practices Act (RICO).

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  • Blogs
    |May 19, 2022

    Employers trying to minimize risk of legal exposure must consider several critical issues when screening prospective hires, including drafting and reviewing employment applications. A job application is a vital part of the screening process and provides an organized way for the employer to collect information from applicants. But applications must be drafted to comply with all relevant federal, state, and local laws and so, by extension, contain several legal traps for the unwary.

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  • Blogs
    |May 17, 2022

    While many organizations seek to monitor their cybersecurity posture with internal testing, such as table top exercises, simulated phishing attacks, and other proactive measures, the question always remains: is it enough to thwart a sophisticated threat actor? This simple question, with its many complexities and concerns, was a daily inquiry for me as a former FBI executive in charge of the data presentation and storage for operations.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |May 16, 2022

    On Friday, May 13, 2022, the Texas Supreme Court issued an important opinion addressing but-for causation in Pediatrics Cool Care v. Ginger Thompson (o/b/o A.W.). In this case, tragically, the minor plaintiff A.W. committed suicide after seeing her pediatric healthcare provider and complaining of feelings of depression.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |May 13, 2022

    The imposition of U.S. sanctions against Russia may impact the obligations of the parties following the closing of an agreement for the purchase and sale of equity interests or assets under circumstances that may not be anticipated.

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  • Blogs
    |May 13, 2022

    So, you’ve started a business all by yourself. That is no small feat. You have chosen an awesome company name, your tax documents are all in order, and your website has been generating lots of traffic. Now, your business is booming, and you’re up to your nose in work! It might be time to hire your first employee. That will also be no small step, and there are many considerations to, well, consider. Here’s a checklist to keep in mind.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |May 12, 2022

    Recent actions by both the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) continue to expand the scope of products and services covered by U.S. sanctions and export restrictions against Russia. The result is a widening net of risk for U.S. businesses that will require increased vigilance and compliance efforts.

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  • Blogs
    |May 11, 2022

    In November 2020, California voters approved Proposition 24 – also known as the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) – a ballot initiative that amended the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). While the CCPA explicitly granted data privacy rights to California residents in their capacity as consumers, the CPRA grants employees additional rights with respect to their data rights.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |May 11, 2022

    The Russian government – in an act that appears to be one of the first of its kind – passed a decree on March 7, 2022 allowing businesses in Russia to use the intellectual property (IP) rights of IP owners from “unfriendly countries” without paying compensation.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |May 11, 2022

    On April 18, 2022, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed HB 4002, which will begin, in 2023, a five-year phase-in process for Oregon employers to pay agricultural workers overtime requirements. In enacting this law, Oregon joins a handful of states – including California, Washington, and New York – that have removed exemptions to exclude agricultural workers from overtime laws.

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