In the first case of its kind (that I am aware of), the California Attorney General’s office filed a complaint against the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (“Kaiser”) alleging a violation of California’s “unfair competition law” (Business and Professions Code sections 17200-17210) arising out of a personal information security breach and delayed notification.
Whether it’s the one- or two-inch snow dustings it takes down South, or the much more significant flurries it takes in the Northeast, we seem to have seen our fair share of disruptive winter weather across the country this year. And there have been more than just a couple times where it’s led to widespread work closures.
Developing on the European Cloud strategy, ‘Unleashing the potential of Cloud Computing in Europe’ released in 2012, the European Commission has released a memo to foster greater support for cloud computing services in Europe, with the ambition for Europe to become the world’s leading trusted cloud region and a harmonious single market for cloud computing known as ‘Fortress Europe’.
Doug Kacos: Grand Rapids, MI, restaurant owner Doug Kacos has learned he won’t be spending any time in jail for helping launder money in an HYIP Ponzi scheme. Kacos, 58, is familiar in Grand Rapids as the proprietor of the New Beginnings Restaurant chain.
Last year, the Illinois Supreme Court held statutory damages of $500 per occurrence for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) were not punitive in nature and reversed an Illinois appellate court decision precluding insurance coverage for TCPA class actions on that basis.
Mark Zuckerberg famously stated that the purpose of Facebook is “to make the world more open and connected,” and indeed Facebook, other social media outlets and the Internet in general have brought worldwide openness and connection-through-sharing to levels unparalleled at any point in history.
New Rule for New York City Employers: Reasonable Workplace Accommodations Required for Pregnant Employees
The New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“NYC PWFA”), which takes effect January 30, 2014, requires New York City employers with four or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.
In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama announced that he planned to sign an Executive Order requiring that employees of federal contractors be paid at least a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour.
Last week I had the pleasure of being a panelist at the Association for Corporate Growth (Boston) and the Turnaround Management Association (Northeast) joint conference on “Challenges and Opportunities in US Manufacturing.”