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  • How Employers Should Respond to the NLRB’s New E-Mail Rules

    Posted by: William J. Kishman on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 3:30:00 pm

    How Employers Should Respond to the NLRB’s New E-Mail Rules As many employers know by now, the National Labor Relations Board recently created two new rules regarding employee e-mails. These new rules are yet another effort by the NLRB to help labor unions organize new workforces, but which are making employers’ lives significantly more difficult. Although the rules impose ...
     
  • Electronic Data Breach Planning: 4 Tips For Reducing Liability Risk

    Posted by: April A. Wimberg on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10:00:00 am

    Electronic Data Breach Planning: 4 Tips For Reducing Liability Risk There is no doubt that electronic data breaches are a hot topic. The recent breach of Morgan Stanley’s customer data is a prime example and chilling reminder that businesses, no matter the amount of security measures, are at risk of an electronic data breach. Indeed, as nearly every state has passed its own set of ...
     
  • Workplace Harassment: 6 Tips for Avoiding Litigation

    Posted by: Wendy Bryant Becker on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

    Workplace Harassment: 6 Tips for Avoiding Litigation Despite the seemingly endless variety of employment–related claims, one type in particular surfaces all too frequently: that is, workplace harassment. Harassment claims come in many shapes and sizes, but must be based on conduct which violates the rights of persons belonging to one or more classes protected by ...
     
  • More Labor Favors: What the NLRB’s Recent Legal Changes Mean for Union and Non-Union Employers

    Posted by: Aleksandr "Sasha" Litvinov and William J. Kishman on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 3:30:00 pm

    More Labor Favors: What the NLRB’s Recent Legal Changes Mean for Union and Non-Union Employers Shortly after the midterm elections ended, the NLRB granted labor unions several more favorable changes to the law. Most of these changes will impact employers regardless of whether they have a unionized workforce. In one major change, the NLRB held that both union and non-union employees have a presumptive right to use ...
     
  • USPTO Relaxes Guidelines on Biochemical Inventions

    Posted by: Brian W. Chellgren on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

    USPTO Relaxes Guidelines on Biochemical Inventions Since the Supreme Court’s Myriad decision of 2013 (see Ass’n. for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2107), inventors and patent owners have struggled with trying to protect inventions that were suddenly declared patent-ineligible laws of nature or natural phenomena. On Dec. 16, 2014, the ...
     
  • How are oil prices set and why are they falling fast?

    Posted by: Karen J. Anspaugh on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:00:00 pm

    How are oil prices set and why are they falling fast? The price point at which crude oil is traded internationally is fixed predominantly by the Brent Crude Oil, West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil and Dubai/Oman Crude Oil benchmarks. As of Dec. 15, 2014, rates are as follows: Brent Crude Oil, $61.85 West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil, $57.81 Dubai/Oman Crude Oil, $60.19 ...
     
  • Best of Bingham: Attorney Roxana S. Bell Voted President-Elect of MCBA

    Posted by: Editor on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

    Best of Bingham: Attorney Roxana S. Bell Voted President-Elect of MCBA Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll Women’s Forum are proud to congratulate Roxana S. Bell on being voted the 2015 President-Elect of the Marion County Bar Association. She will be sworn in by Judge Rudolph R. Pyle at an installation ceremony on Jan. 7, 2015. Roxana served on the MCBA Board ...
     
  • United States Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Posted by: Katherine G. Erdel on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

    United States Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the case of Young v. UPS. The outcome could have wide-ranging effects. The decision, which is not expected until mid-2015, will determine whether employers are required to accommodate pregnant workers under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, similarly ...
     
  • How to Get the Most out of Your Year-End Gift and Estate Tax Planning

    Posted by: John S. Lueken on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:00:00 am

    How to Get the Most out of Your Year-End Gift and Estate Tax Planning The end of each year inevitably brings a flurry of activity for everyone. But in the midst of the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to take advantage of the current tax breaks offered under estate and gift planning laws. If you miss these opportunities, they may not present themselves again! Tax-free annual exclusion ...
     
  • James Reed Discusses Legal Ramifications of Large Money Gifts on ‘Pete The Planner’ Radio Show

    Posted by: James Reed on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10:00:00 am

    James Reed Discusses Legal Ramifications of Large Money Gifts on ‘Pete The Planner’ Radio Show The holidays and year-end festivities present that special time to consider generous money gifts for friends, family and those in need; what we don’t often factor in are the tax consequences associated with those gifts. During my recent appearance on the “Pete the Planner Radio Show” on WIBC, host Peter ...
     
 
 
 

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