Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Is your business prepared for the new anti-spam legislation?

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation is among the toughest anti-spam laws in the world and it’s coming into effect on July 1, 2014. Learn how you can prepare your business and get ahead of the game.

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Two for Tuesdays: Facebook

For today’s Two for Tuesdays, I want to spend some time talking about Facebook. I can hear many of you rolling your eyes, either because we’re talking social media, or because we’re talking Facebook, or both.

But, as I say regularly, social media is nothing more than a set of tools for building relationships – just as client lunches, cocktail receptions, and conferences are. If you use these tools to connect with people, and share yourself in the same way as you would in person (and, of course, combine the use of these tools with meeting in person), they can be extraordinarily valuable. 

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Employment law changes- what you need to know?

April is one of two months when legislative changes are traditionally made. This year is no exception, with a number of new employment laws being introduced. Whilst these changes are important, helpfully for employers, few of them will create any significant consequences in terms of day to day HR practice. Given the volume of changes made over the past few years as a result of the government’s “red tape review”, this is to be welcomed.

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Stolen Laptops Lead to $2 Million in HIPAA Settlements

Last week HHS announced close to $2 Million dollars in HIPAA settlements with Concentra and QCA Health Plan due to the theft of unencrypted laptops.  However, the message from HHS is not just the importance of data encryption, rather its performance and follow through with security risk analysis and implementation of security policies and procedures.  Further, the […]
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Improper Expense Reimbursements may be a "Shadow Wage"

By Michael D. Thompson

In Newman v. Advanced Technology Innovation Corp., the plaintiffs were engineers who worked remotely. Each plaintiff signed an agreement with Advanced Tech under which they were to receive (i) an hourly wage, (ii) overtime at a rate more than one-and-a-half times the hourly wage, and (iii) a “per diem expense reimbursement” in light of their remote work assignments.

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Chambers and Partners Europe: Lidings Among Top Advisors to the Life Sciences Sector in Russia

Lidings is ranked by a reputable international ranking agency Chambers and Partner Europe that has recently published the list of leading legal advisers in Russia based on the results of its annual research. The ranking recommends Lidings for dispute resolution and lists the firm among top advisors to the life sciences sector in Russia. 

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Generational Marketing: Strategies & Tactics from Heather Morse & Jonathan Fitzgarrald

Today, I’m bringing you my final recap from LMA14 – and while it’s last, it’s certainly NOT least! We’ll be looking at one of my favorite sessions from the conference, “Generational Marketing: Strategies and Tactics for Engaging Different Generations.” Heather Morse (@heather_morse) of Barger & Wolen and Jonathan Fitzgarrald (@jrfitzgarrald) of Greenberg Glusker started talking several months ago about how there were four generations currently in the workplace, but no one was really looking at how that affects our external business development activities and efforts or our internal challenges. 

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Immigration Alert: April 2014

  1. USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Cap
  2. USCIS Implements FDNS Site Visits to Confirm L-1 Employment
  3. USCIS Ombudsman Reports Mistaken Denials of Work Authorization for Conrad 30 Dependents
  4. New California Laws Raise I-9 Dilemma for Employers
  5. California Supreme Court Will Determine the Reach of California Senate Bill 1818
  6. Department of Commerce Issues Fine for Export Control Violations
  7. Important Developments Have Arisen in Health Care-Related Immigration
  8. OCAHO Continues to Enforce Form I-9 Violations in Hospitality and Construction Industries
  9. DOS Increases Site Visits for J-1 Hosts and Participants
  10. Federal Court in Texas Rules That Former Employees Lack Standing to Bring RICO Claim
  11. DOS Issues May 2014 Visa Bulletin
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HHS Security Risk Assessment Tool Webinar

The Office of the National Coordinator announced today that it will host a webinar to discuss its Security Risk Assessment Tool. This webinar is designed to review the current state of the tool, discuss some of the known issues and ONC’s plan to address those identified issues, and answer questions from users across the country. […]
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Week of April 21, 2014 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

I know I say this at the end of every month, but seriously, how did we get to the end of April already? Next week is May, which means we’re that much closer to the ILN’s Annual Meeting! Our hosts have really put in a lot of work to make this a special one, so I’m really looking forward to it!

But first, the roundup! Check out this week’s top posts from ILNToday:

 

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