LXBN TV: Fifth Circuit – Inadvertently Outing a Whistleblower Counts As Adverse Action Under SOX

By | LXBN | November 24, 2014

Companies can’t be careful enough when it comes to potential retaliation against whistleblowers. In fact, they may be perceived as retaliating—or doing something just as bad—when they didn’t even know they were. That’s exactly the case in a ruling coming out of the Fifth Circuit Court of appeals, one involving Halliburton.

LXBN TV: Midterms Are in the Rearview, So the Stage is Set for the Battle Over Immigration Reform

By | LXBN | November 14, 2014

President Obama has planned to take action on immigration for a long time, and for a long time he’s put it off—with the reason for that in 2014 being that he didn’t want to harm Democrats’ reelection chances in Congress. Well, Republicans won the Senate anyway—and now, pushing his strategy for immigration reform all the way through may prove more difficult than ever. 

LXBN TV: Sixth Circuit Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Bans, Issues Likely Headed Back to SCOTUS

By | LXBN | November 11, 2014

It seems every month—if not more frequently—a new court is striking down a same-sex marriage ban. In some cases, those are state courts—and in others, they’re the federal appellate courts. It’s the latter that’s relevant here, as we now have the vaunted circuit split with the Sixth Circuit upholding same-sex marriage bans in four states, likely signaling Supreme Court review of the matter.

LXBN TV: Discussing How Election Day 2014 Reshaped Wage & Hour Laws

By | LXBN | November 7, 2014

As we’ve seen very well based on all the reaction coming across the LexBlog Network over the past few days, what transpired on Tuesday had a big impact on reshaping a number of laws all across the country. While marijuana legalization took many of the headlines, there were a number of key changes to wage and hour laws across the country.

LXBN TV: Health Technology and Cybersecurity – Discussing the Latest in Regulation and Risk Preparedness

By | LXBN | November 5, 2014

With exponential growth in the wearable technology sector, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen an increase in attention on medical technology. And with that comes a second thought—what does all this mean from a cybersecurity standpoint? How protected is this data? It’s a question not only for these new entrants to the scene, but the old guard and institutions who use both.

LXBN TV: You Can Add the FCC to the List of Agencies Regulating Cybersecurity

By | LXBN | November 3, 2014

Cybersecurity has never been a bigger issue than it is now here in 2014. And it isn’t like it getting smaller anytime soon, what with a new regulatory agency jumping into the fray nearly every month. This month, you can add the FCC to the list as the agency issued its first data security fine, for $10 million against two telecommunications providers.