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- Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogThe EDPB Publishes Updated Enforcement Figures for the First Anniversary of the GDPRPosted on May 24, 2019 by Hunton & Williams LLPOn May 22, 2019, the European Data Protection Board published a summary of enforcement actions taken by the European Economic Area Supervisory Authorities for the year following the GDPR’s entry into force. This blog entry provides an overview of the findings. Continue Reading
- Blog: Appellate InsightTips and Tricks for Editing Appellate Briefs (and a Shameless Plug)Posted on May 23, 2019 by Adam HofmannWhile oral argument gets all the public attention, appellate practitioners know that their cases are almost always won or lost on the briefs. As a result, in a profession that already places heavy emphasis on good writing, lawyers focusing on appeals are known for honing their written craft to a fine edge. Yet, while it […]
- Blog: MMM Tech Law & Business ReportSE Tech Podcast Ep. 66 – Gotcha with Sean FloodPosted on May 17, 2019 by MMMTechLawWe speak with Sean Flood of Gotcha, the only mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) company offering three sustainable micro-transit products–100%-electric ride share, customized dockless bike share, and electric scooters–through a proprietary, app-based platform. Gotcha empowers communities to lead happier, more productive lives through alternative forms of transportation specifically designed for each market served. Gotcha currently operates 40+ systems […]
- Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsIRS Opens Determination Letter Program to Merged Plans and Hybrid PlansPosted on May 9, 2019 by Haynes and Boone Benefits GroupIn Revenue Procedure 2019-20, the IRS extended the determination letter program, effective as of September 1, 2019, to include merged plans resulting from a corporate merger or similar transaction. For a merged plan to be eligible for a favorable determination letter, (i) the date of the plan merger must occur no later than the last […] The post IRS Opens Determination Letter Program to Merged Plans and Hybrid Plans appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
- Blog: Labor & Employment Law BlogFreedom to Gig: New Department of Labor Opinion Bolsters Employers’ Ability to Classify “Virtual Workers” as Independent ContractorsPosted on May 8, 2019 by Abad LopezThe U.S. Department of Labor on Monday unveiled its first guidance under the current Administration on the hotly contested issue of employee-versus-independent contractor classification, saying workers for an unnamed technology platform that connects service providers with clients are independent contractors. The guidance was provided through an Administrator’s Opinion Letter, and as such it provides unique defenses to employers with similar situations and who rely on the letter. Read More › Tags:
- Blog: Biologics BlogLawmakers Release Framework for Section 101 ReformPosted on April 22, 2019 by On April 17, 2019, several lawmakers from the Senate and House of Representatives released a bipartisan, bicameral framework for statutory reform of 35 U.S.C. § 101. The framework was released about two months after the revival of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. For the past several years, innovators, the Patent Office, and even judges [...]