An Employee Doesn’t Follow Your FMLA Call-in Policy? Apparently, You Now Have to Ask Him Why He Couldn’t

By | FMLA Insights | February 17, 2017
I recently had an interesting call with a DOL investigator, and I wanted to share it with you. First, let me set the background. I represent a large national employer with multi-state locations, including several on the east coast. One of these east coast locations employed Johnny [name changed to protect the guilty], a serial FMLA abuser. View Full Post
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The Hague District Court’s WhatsApp Decision Creates Concerns for Mobile App Developers

Can the mere offering of a mobile app subject the provider of such app to the privacy laws of countries in the European Union (EU)—even if the provider does not have any establishments or presence in the EU? The answer from the District Court of The Hague to that question is yes.The court confirmed on November 22, 2016, that app providers are subject to the Dutch Privacy Act View Full Post
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Football Club Badges: The Legal Implications of Misuse

By | Sports Shorts | February 16, 2017
In January 2017, the Italian football club Juventus unveiled a new club crest.  The familiar silhouette of a charging bull against the fabled black and white stripes will now be replaced by a black and white letter J in the shape of a shield.  Speaking about the new crest, Juventus’ club president, Andrea Agnelli, stated that: “this new logo is a symbol of the Juventus way of living.  View Full Post
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Let’s Finally Fix Crowdfunding!

By | Venture Law Blog | February 14, 2017
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the landmark Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), for the purpose of encouraging the funding of startups and small businesses throughout the United States.  Title III of the JOBS Act, otherwise known as Regulation Crowdfunding or Reg CF, received the most attention because it legalized investment crowdfunding.  View Full Post
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FTC Report Reinforces the Rules for Cross-Device Tracking

FTC Report Reinforces the Rules for Cross-Device Tracking Well over a year after holding a workshop addressing privacy issues associated with cross-device tracking, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff have issued a report. The report sets the stage by describing how cross-device tracking works, noting its “benefits and challenges,” View Full Post
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Paul McCartney Chants ‘Get Back’ Again – the Future of Copyright Termination

Paul McCartney Chants ‘Get Back’ Again – the Future of Copyright Termination The US Copyright Act of 1976 allows artists, writers, and musicians to “get back” grants of copyrights that had been previously licensed or assigned away.Specifically, artists can “terminate” their copyright arrangements simply by serving notice upon the grantee between 46 and 59 years after the date that the rights were granted.  View Full Post
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