Government Contracts: Advantages for Small Business Concerns

Linda McMahon, former chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment, was confirmed by the Senate on February 14, 2017, to lead the Small Business Administration (SBA). It’s expected her work will revolve around growing jobs. Whether or not she’s able to body slam that task into submission, it is yet to be seen how the SBA, under her leadership, will attempt to achieve its pre-existing goals. View Full Post
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Don’t Be Inconspicuous: Disclaiming the Implied Warranty of Merchantability

NGM_business Some of the most important terms in any contract for the sale of goods are the warranties that apply to the goods.  In addition to any express warranties made by the seller, the law implies certain warranties in some contracts unless the seller expressly disclaims them, which may be trickier than expected.   View Full Post
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Data Privacy and Cannabis? You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby…

By | The Blunt Truth | February 22, 2017
Data privacy and the cannabis industry. The growing intersection of the two is yet another sign that cannabis has come a long way from the black market. As more states legalize cannabis for medical and recreational purposes, and the industry faces greater regulation and tracking, data privacy becomes increasingly important in the cannabis world. View Full Post
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Single-User Restrooms Must Be Made Available to All in California

By | HR Law Matters | February 22, 2017
Single-User Restrooms Must Be Made Available to All in California Beginning on March 1, 2017, California employers and businesses will need to re-label any single-stall restroom facilities as available to users of either gender.  Such facilities are required to be identified as “all gender” and be universally accessible. Public Restroom This requirement stems from a September 29, 2016 bill signed by California Governor Jerry Brown, AB 1732, that backers say establishes the nation’s most inclusive restroom-access law. View Full Post
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Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committees

By | Special Situations Law | February 22, 2017
As a result of the increasing and ever-evolving responsibilities falling on the shoulders of boards of directors, the traditional three key committee model (covering audit and financial reporting, executive compensation, and director nominations and board succession planning) can be inadequate. The creation of additional committees has been one way to manage the burden.  View Full Post
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Exposure of Labour Abuses in Myanmar: What Companies Need to Consider Before Investing in Supply Chain Relationships

By | Global Supply Chain Law Blog | February 22, 2017
Exposure of Labour Abuses in Myanmar: What Companies Need to Consider Before Investing in Supply Chain Relationships In light of the recent report outlining the shocking working conditions in Myanmar garment factories, we look at how organisations considering investing in the region should react to reports such as this; the practicalities of investing in such an industry/region as well as the factors organisations should consider when entering into new supplier relationships to ensure their supply chain and organisation remains slavery free.   View Full Post
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THE LATEST: Learnings from Merger Remedies Study Underscores FTC’s Heightened Focus On Remedy Packages and Proposed Buyers

WHAT HAPPENED: In early February, the FTC released its Merger Remedies Study (the Study), which focused on transactions from 2006-2012 in which the FTC found a competitive problem that did not require a block outright, and allowed the transaction to gain clearance so long as the merging parties agreed to what the FTC determined were appropriate remedies to restore competition to the impacted market. View Full Post
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