I recently attended a conference session on cybersecurity. The panelists noted that, while organizations may be using best practices now, there is a possibility that a hacker hid something on the organization’s server years ago and is just waiting for the right time to activate it.  In this case, there is seemingly very little that…

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Throughout the latter half of 2017, the SEC became increasingly focused on regulating securities law violations involving blockchain technology and initial coin offerings. A blockchain is an electronic distributed ledger maintained and broadcast by a network of computers utilizing cryptology to process and verify transactions such that all computers in the network have the same…

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Hello, clients and friends of the firm.  Happy New Year!  It looks like 2018 will be another very interesting year for immigration lawyers. You may be getting questions about news reports regarding discussions within the Trump Administration of how to eliminate H-1B extensions beyond 6 years for individuals from China and India, who have a…

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On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or “Board”) decided  Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd. and Brandt Construction Co. (“Hy-Brand”), reversing its 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. d/b/a BFI Newby Island Recyclery (“Browning-Ferris”) and re-establishing the pre-Browning-Ferris standard for determining joint employer status.  As detailed in our blog post…

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On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) – the entity responsible for enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) – overturned a handbook standard that has been plaguing employers for more than a decade. In its place, the Board stated a new balancing test that is significantly more employer-friendly. Background In its…

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