Trade Secret Piracy: Fending Off Treasure Hunters | 11-01-2014

By Kathleen Archer, Esq. In case you missed it, you might want to put in on your 2015 calendar: International Talk Like a Pirate Day Trade is September 19 – every year. Between that and Johnny Depp’s Keith Richards-inspired portrayal of...

Age Discrimination: New Wrinkles on the Face of an Old Law | 11-01-2014

The gist of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), while chockablock with numerous and sundry nuanced provisions, remains alive and kicking: “Bosses can’t fire Grandpa for being old.” While the essence survives,...

Best Practices for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing | 11-01-2014

CNBC ® reports : “Showing up to work high? You’re not alone.” According to a survey conducted by Mashable.com, 9.7% of Americans smoke marijuana before going to work. What’s more, of the 534 workers surveyed who admitted to...

Workplace Violence: Assessing Risk, Dealing with Consequences | 11-01-2014

By Melissa A. Bailey, Esq. and Dennis A. Davis, Ph.D.* Employers today are faced with the daunting task of trying to root out workplace violence before it occurs for both legal and basic human safety reasons. In addition to the basic moral and human...

Workplace Violence: Complimentary White Paper | 11-01-2014

News about violence in the workplace comes all too often. In fact, there are more than 700 killings at work each year, the Centers for Disease Control reports, and 572,000 violent crimes, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime...

If You Sweat Over Regulatory Change, You May Want Some Spare Towels in 2015 | 11-01-2014

The specter of regulatory change is one of greatest causes of uncertainty among corporations today. Companies know well that immigration reform, health-care reform, finance reform, global warming and business conducted with foreign countries are...

LexisNexis® Presents a Complimentary CLE Webinar: “Preventing & Addressing Violence in the Workplace” | 11-01-2014

LexisNexis® Presents a Complimentary CLE Webinar: “When the Unthinkable Happens: Preventing & Addressing Violence in the Workplace” Thursday , Nov. 13 2014 2 P.M. ET (11 A.M. PT) Duration: 95 minutes Earn 1.5 CLE credits ...

"Finding Shelter after the Storm" A LexisNexis Webinar | 09-29-2014

LexisNexis Webinar: “Finding Shelter after the Storm:Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods and Fires” Live Date: Sept. 24th, 2014 Duration: 90 Minutes Description: Law firms, corporate counsel and...

Scourge of Human Trafficking: Enforcement and Litigation Trends | 09-02-2014

Forced labor is rampant around the globe. It poses serious, sometimes unfathomable threats to the victims and their families. It also happens to be very bad for business. In fact, high-profile labor trafficking carries the same risks to operations as...

Strategies for Managing Your Legal Spend | 09-02-2014

It is an age-old problem: How can in-house counsel have cost-effective litigation but still develop a partnering relationship with outside counsel that gets the job done and allows them to glean a bit of profit? This dilemma may seem more complex in today’s...

Is Working with Contractors a Boon or a Bust? | 09-02-2014

Outsourcing your work force . More and more companies, and the government, take advantage of this option. But it is not a panacea. Outsourcing has many benefits, but it also comes with risks. In July of this year, LexisNexis produced a nationwide...

Immigration and Your Company: Continuing the Mantra of Compliance | 09-02-2014

Immigration reform is a story that has no conclusion. Another chapter is always being written. So, while reform is up in the air, and border crossings dominate the news, employers around the country must continue to operate under existing laws. Experts...

When the Bills Come Due, Who is Liable for Credit Card Cyber Theft? | 09-02-2014

PCI compl iance. In these times of rampant credit card fraud, few other words cause such angst for merchants and their counsel. The key to improving your outcome is to understand what is required to prevent a security breach, what is required when one...

Uncivil Proceedings in the Sunshine State | 09-02-2014

In case you think you’ve had a rough day . . . In Florida on June 2, 2014, during “just another day in court,” a public defender was addressing a judge with what the jurist and at least one witness felt was “an attitude.”...

The Cannabis Conundrum: Insights for Employers When Workers Have a “Doctor’s Note” | 09-02-2014

Attendees at a recent risk management conference in Denver had an excellent view of the world of legalized recreational marijuana, reported Mark Walls , vice president of communications and strategic analysis at workers’ compensation insurer Safety...

“Up in Smoke? The Drug Law Evolution & The Workplace: Managing New Risks:" A LexisNexis Webinar | 07-02-2014

LexisNexis Webinar: "Up in Smoke? The Drug Law Evolution & The Workplace: Managing New Risks" Live Date: Aug. 13th, 2014 The National Institute of Drug Abuse puts the cost of substance abuse to our nation...

Avoiding FCPA Pitfalls When Entertaining Foreign Officials | 06-10-2014

Conducting business abroad can be complex enough because of differing languages, cultures and laws. Throw in maintaining compliance with U.S. anti-corruption rules when spending money on foreign officials, and the complexity multiplies. Persistent...

NLRB Targets Employee Handbooks. Does Yours Stand Up? | 06-10-2014

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has employee rules in its sights. In the last year or more, the board has issued several decisions regarding whether rules governing social media, at-will employment, employee communications in and out of the...

Antitrust Compliance: Emerging Risks & Best Training Practices | 06-10-2014

Given the choice between attending antitrust compliance training and being pushed down a flight of stairs, is the question not how many employees will head for the stairwell, but who will get there first? If you answered yes, we may have a solution...

New Risks Posed by the “Internet of Things" | 06-10-2014

The Internet of Things, or “IoT” as it is now called, is here. It must be; it has a Wikipedia page . It’s growing and evolving, and it’s supposed to change our lives in ways we can’t imagine. It’s the newest hot topic...

When Hackers Attack: Mitigating the Existential Data Breach Risk | 06-10-2014

Retail businesses look forward to the holiday season as the pinnacle of their annual sales, with a strong finish spelling success for the coming year. With millions of transactions processing per day, the holidays present a ripe opportunity for hackers...

Let’s Get Practical: What Companies Need to Do Now to Prepare for Affordable Care Act Compliance | 06-10-2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is slated to take effect for large companies in January 2015, and for smaller companies a year later. There is a great deal to do, and you likely have many questions about how to keep your company compliant. Cynthia...

Working with Contractors: Enjoying the Upsides, Avoiding the Downsides of Outsourcing Work | A LexisNexis® Webinar | 05-12-2014

Working with Contractors: Enjoying the Upsides, Avoiding the Downsides of Outsourcing Work | A LexisNexis® Webinar Live Date: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | | Outsourcing work to contractors is a proven way for organizations...

Human Trafficking: Forced Labor & Federal Enforcement | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 05-11-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | | VIEW NOW | Human trafficking is an international scourge. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that 20.9 million people are trapped in forced labor or servitude...

Complimentary Preparation & Action Plan Checklist for Government Investigations | 04-01-2014

By their nature, government probes are generally unexpected, and at first, companies rarely know their scope and nature. In the same way that organizations have disaster protocols for their operations, you should have procedures to respond to government...

What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting: A Preparation & Action Plan for Government Investigations | 03-17-2014

The following is based on the Jan. 22, 2014, LexisNexis ® Webinar titled “Government Investigations: Best Practices for Responding to Federal Probes.” The speakers were: Michael Volkov, CEO of The Volkov Group Law Firm; Louis W. Pietroluongo...

Regulatory Change and Increased Governmental Scrutiny Top the Risks that Concern Corporate Leadership, Survey Reveals | 03-17-2014

Understanding your company’s business risks and the concerns of corporate leadership is an important requirement for any in-house counsel to advise and direct their organization. With that in mind, if you’re like the 370 board members and...

Not All Risks Are Equal: Best Practices for Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act | 03-17-2014

Let’s start with a glaring generality. Complying with global anti-corruption regulations across 150 or more countries will not happen by itself, and it is not a “one and done” exercise. Nor can you treat every potential risk the same...

Wage & Hour: What Does 2014 Hold for Employers? | 03-17-2014

While employers might think they are in for a quiet year, some legal experts say to expect a time of “significant changes to workplace policy” from all levels of government. With the government weighing in on everything from the minimum wage...

Legal Process Outsourcing: A Billion-Dollar Industry, Complete with Trade Shows, Fierce Competition & Risks | 03-17-2014

Outsourcing anything from discovery to document review to patent searches, firms and companies appear to be finding great “efficiencies” of several varieties, the most obvious being cost savings. But with those savings comes other opportunities...

Cyber Darkness: Energy Sector Security Challenges | 03-17-2014

By Brian Finch & Tom Kellermann Editor’s Note: Brian Finch is a partner with Dickstein Shapiro LLP and Tom Kellermann is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC. Thanks to Mr. Finch and Mr. Kellermann for allowing us to...

The Wage & Hour Avalanche: Avoiding the Crush of Class Actions & Investigations | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 03-16-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | VIEW NOW | Wage and hour litigation based on alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state labor laws continues to grow exponentially. In fact, wage and hour...

Cutting Through the Noise: Practical Guidance on Administering Obamacare & Other Health Plans | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 03-15-2014

Recording Date: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | Earn: 1.5 CLE Credits | VIEW NOW | You have heard the continual coverage of Obamacare, and maybe you have had your attention-span tested during educational programs where speakers...

Antitrust Compliance: Emerging Risks and Best Practices | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 03-14-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | VIEW NOW | Without realizing it, enthusiastic executives may think they are using harmless phrases -- such as "this will help us dominate the market!" in an email, for...

Mitigating the Existential Data Breach—Best (and Ethical) Practices | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 02-18-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | VIEW NOW | By all accounts, corporate data security risks are only getting more frequent and more severe. New technologies and practices—cloud computing, mobile devices, big...

The Legal & Business Risks to Insourcing | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 02-12-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | VIEW NOW | While outsourcing and off-shoring remains a huge part of the global economy, some companies and agencies are finding certain functions are best performed stateside and...

FCPA Red Flags: What to Avoid, What to Expect & Ways to Reduce Global Business Risk | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar | 01-30-2014

Recording Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | Duration: 95 minutes | VIEW NOW | The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission continue their increasing crackdown on foreign corruption. It is critical for any company that engages...

Attorney-client privilege: Technological changes bring changing responsibilities for attorneys and legal departments | 01-06-2014

Among the many things that have been challenged by the advent of digital, portable, mobile and social network communications is attorney-client privilege (ACP). The risks and pitfalls change as technology changes to enable us to communicate and share...

Attorney-client privilege: a checklist for digital communications | 01-06-2014

With rapid and ongoing changes in digital communications and storage technology―as well as our changing habits―come new risks to the sacred doctrine of attorney-client privilege. If you have not done so already, your law firm, corporate legal department...

Corporate legal department supply chains are under attack | 01-06-2014

BY TOM KELLERMANN, ALVAREZ & MARSAL As readers of the Advisory well know, corporate legal departments enlist the services of outside counsel for advice, contracts, protection and many other functions―not only on routine business and legal matters...