Freshen up Your Networking with Three Unusual Tips

Happy International Networking Week!

We’ve talked a lot about networking here at Zen, and covered a lot of the traditional ideas:

  • Use social media to prime your contacts before an event.
  • Don’t skip anything.
  • Don’t hang around with only the people you know.
  • Use the event organizers to help introduce you to people.

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Periodical look at our Business Law Group’s activity

A periodical glimpse into the wide variety of deals and cases that RSS handles each and every day. From helping start-ups and assisting individuals to working along major corporations, we provide the complete scope of legal services.

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DOL Names New Acting Wage and Hour Administrator

On February 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor publicly designated Keith Sonderling as Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”).  He joined WHD in September 2017 as a Senior Policy Advisor, receiving a promotion to Deputy Administrator last month.  Before joining the Department, he was a shareholder in the Gunster law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he represented businesses in labor and employment matters.

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Of Non-Competes, Elizabeth Warren and Marco Rubio

In the last couple of years, there have been a number legislative efforts, at both the state and federal level, to limit the use of non-competes in the U.S. economy, particularly with respect to low wage and entry level workers.  Recent bills introduced in the Senate indicate there is a strong opportunity for a bipartisan path to enactment of such a law by the U.S. Congress.

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DOJ Considers Opioid Use Disorder an ADA Covered Disability and Pursues Claims Against a Provider for Refusing Medical Services to Opioid Users

The U.S. Department of Justice reached a January 31, 2019 settlement of an American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) Title III complaint against health care provider Selma Medical Associates relating to provision of medical services to an individual with opioid use disorder (“OUD”).  The settlement is notable for health care providers and employers as it makes clear that DOJ considers OUD as a disability under the ADA thereby triggering the full panoply of ADA rights for those with OUD.

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OSHA Update: Record keeping and required postings

Construction companies must remain vigilant in staying apprised of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s record keeping and notification requirements. Below are two issues that contractors need to be aware of moving forward.

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The Financial Services Royal Commission – we digest Hayne’s Final Report

On 1 February 2019, following a whirlwind 12-month inquiry, Commissioner Hayne delivered his greatly anticipated Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. It was released to the public on 4 February 2019.

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Treasury Issues Paper: what opportunities and risks do ICOs pose for Australia?

What opportunities and risks International Coin Offerings (ICOs) pose for Australia and whether our regulatory framework is well placed to manage those opportunities and risks is the subject of an Issues Paper released by Treasury in the most recent regulatory response to the growing digital environment and structural changes in financial services markets. Interested parties can make submissions by 28 February 2019.

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Connolly Gallagher’s Managing Partner, Chip Connolly Appointed to The First State Fintech Lab Advisory Board

Connolly Gallagher’s Managing Partner, Chip Connolly Appointed to The First State Fintech Lab Advisory Board

Arthur G. (“Chip”) Connolly III was appointed to The First State Fintech Lab advisory board.  According to co-founder, John Collins, “In our Advisory Board we have assembled a diverse, world class group of leaders who see the potential Delaware has to be a financial technology leader. As the rewiring of traditional financial relationships takes place, we need to make sure that no one is left behind.”

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Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Healthcare Industry

The 25th episode of McDonald Hopkins’ podcast series MH Business Exchange has been released.

During the episode entitled “Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Healthcare Industry,” McDonald Hopkins healthcare attorney Rick Hindmand joins host Mike Witzke for a deeper dive into the topic.

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