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  • As an employer, what do I need to know about the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rules?

    Posted by: William J. Kishman on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm

    As an employer, what do I need to know about the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rules? In the new Legal Forum Column, William J. Kishman discussed the new overtime rules from the DOL. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First. Question As an employer, what do I need to know about the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rules? Answer Any ...
     
  • Engendering Change: Guidelines for Transitioning to a More Inclusive Workplace for Transgender Employees

    Posted by: Alexis B. Kasacavage on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    Engendering Change: Guidelines for Transitioning to a More Inclusive Workplace for Transgender Employees The recent media attention on transgender bathroom policies serves as a reminder that employers should update their current policies to comply with new guidance and court decisions addressing gender identity and transgender rights. In fact, in the midst of all of the debate in North Carolina surrounding its ...
     
  • Recap: Dan Donnellon Discusses Immigration Application Reform and More During FBA Capitol Hill Day 2016

    Posted by: Daniel J. Donnellon on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

    Recap: Dan Donnellon Discusses Immigration Application Reform and More During FBA Capitol Hill Day 2016 On May 19, Daniel J. Donnellon joined with several fellow Federal Bar Association chapter officers from across the country to participate in Capitol Hill Day (“CHD”). CHD is an annual event sponsored by the national Federal Bar Association to function in its crucial role as a neutral lobbying arm for the ...
     
  • New DOL overtime regulations announced today: What they mean for employers

    Posted by: Brent R. Baughman on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 12:00:00 am

    New DOL overtime regulations announced today: What they mean for employers Earlier today, the United States Department of Labor announced publication of its final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Since 2004, the overtime regulations had granted employers an exemption from overtime for employees making $455 per week ($23,660 annually) and otherwise meeting the ...
     
  • Trade Secret Joins Patent, Copyright and Trademark Under the Federal Protection Tent; Employee Agreements Also Impacted by New Trade Secret Law

    Posted by: Brad R. Maurer on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 9:30:00 am

    Trade Secret Joins Patent, Copyright and Trademark Under the Federal Protection Tent; Employee Agreements Also Impacted by New Trade Secret Law President Obama signed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016” (DTSA) on Wednesday last week, creating a new federal action to protect trade secrets. While trade secret protection has existed for many years under state laws, a perceived weakness has existed with respect to the consistency and timely enforcement ...
     
  • SCOTUS Gives Creditors Greater Capacity to Allege Fraud in Bankruptcy Proceedings

    Posted by: April A. Wimberg on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    SCOTUS Gives Creditors Greater Capacity to Allege Fraud in Bankruptcy Proceedings In a favorable ruling to creditors and bankruptcy trustees, SCOTUS issued its ruling yesterday in Husky Int'l Elecs., Inc. v. Ritz (In re Ritz) addressing a circuit split on whether “actual fraud” requires a debtor in bankruptcy to have made a false representation. The 7-1 majority found that “actual ...
     
  • Employers Should “Notice” Important Aspects Of New Federal Trade Secret Law

    Posted by: Blaine R. Blood on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm

    Employers Should “Notice” Important Aspects Of New Federal Trade Secret Law On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”). The DTSA is a federal trade secret protection statute. Until now, trade secret protection has generally been a matter of state law. Because individual state laws may differ, federal trade secret protection law ...
     
  • Copyright Law Does Not Protect Structure and Game Play of Card Game

    Posted by: Brian W. Chellgren on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect Structure and Game Play of Card Game A federal court in Texas recently ruled that the structure and game play of a card game are not protected by copyright law in DaVinci Editrice S.r.l vs. Ziko Games, LLC et al. DaVinci Editrice S.r.l (DaVinci) published Bang!, a role-playing card game using Wild West themes, in 2002. Players in Bang! are assigned one of ...
     
  • Recap: 2016 All-Ohio Legal Forum Session on Opening Statements

    Posted by: Daniel J. Donnellon on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:30:00 am

    Recap: 2016 All-Ohio Legal Forum Session on Opening Statements On April 28, 2016, Daniel J. Donnellon (Cincinnati) accepted an invitation to be an esteemed panelist for a presentation on effective opening statements as part of the Ohio State Bar Association’s All Ohio Legal Forum. Judge Michael Donnelly (Cleveland) and two other seasoned trial lawyers from across The Buckeye ...
     
  • Emojis: Copyright Law Can Turn Fun Little Symbols Into Big Headaches

    Posted by: Brian W. Chellgren on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

    Emojis: Copyright Law Can Turn Fun Little Symbols Into Big Headaches Emojis are small symbols, often smiley faces, used in electronic messages and web pages. Emojis are distinguished from emoticons, which are pictorial representations made using punctuation marks, numbers and letters, such as :) or :-(. Emojis, like other types of visual art, can be protected by copyright. Big tech ...
     
 
 
 

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