In 1974, spurned by the collapse of the Studebaker Corporation and the corresponding loss of pension benefits, Congress enacted the Earned Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) nominally “to protect interstate commerce and the interests of participants in employee benefit plans and their beneficiaries” by ensuring the financial stability of employee benefit plans. 29 U.S.C. § 1001(b).
Talking about the standard an appellate court uses to review a temporary injunction in a non-compete case isn’t very exciting and we can get lost in the legalese.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) moved quickly – perhaps too quickly – to resolve legal authority issues raised by recent court decisions vacating low-skilled worker visa (H-2B) regulations by adopting a “joint” interim final rules (IFR) that is available for public inspection and will be published in tomorrow’s Federal Register.
As a professional name developer, I regularly work on exciting projects such as, “I need to develop a name for a new lice medicine.” I try to have fun with every project I do, but that one was tough!
What are the factors that affect the timing of securities class action lawsuit dismissals and that affect the timing and size of securities suit settlements?
Employee Data Theft and Corporate Hacking Surveys Point to Need for Additional Federal Trade Secrets Legislation
Today is the deadline for public comments requested by the Obama Adminstration on any proposed changes to federal law to combat trade secret theft.
One of the leading annual studies analyzing the causes of data breaches was released earlier today. The 2013 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report analyzes what is causing data breaches, how the breaches are occurring, who are the hackers and the victims, and what trends can be gleaned from this information.
I’ve been grappling with women lawyers’ origination credit problem for quite some time, writing about here (Origination Credit: Cage Match in Business Suits) and at Forbes (Bullied Out of Origination Credit? Negotiate! and Big Law Women’s Initiatives | Subvert the System).
President Obama has released a budget plan for the 2014 fiscal year that increases funding for the development of clean energy.