Recent years have seen rising movements aimed towards closing the gender wage gap.  In fact, you may notice employees wearing red today for national #EqualPayDay.  On April 9, 2018, in Rizo v. Yovino, the Ninth Circuit added to the national discourse by expanding the Equal Pay Act’s protections in one key aspect – excluding salary…

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On April 2, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC, No. 16-1362, holding that service advisors at automobile dealerships are exempt under section 13(b)(10) of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA).  This is the second time in two years that the high court has reversed Ninth Circuit…

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It has been a busy few weeks in the federal courts regarding the development of gay and transgender employment discrimination law.  On March 7, 2018, the Sixth Circuit held that Title VII’s prohibitions on sex discrimination include discrimination based upon transgender status, and further dismissed the notion that otherwise illegal discrimination can be summarily exempted…

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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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