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Updating the Company Handbook

Company handbooks are an important document for each workplace. Since we are past the mid-year mark in 2016, it might be a good time for employers and their attorneys to review the handbook with new workplace issues coming to light. … Continue reading

Anticipating the Defend Trade Secrets Act

Currently, trade secrets are only protected at state level, but with the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), they could also gain protection on a federal level. This act has passed both houses of Congress and the House of Representatives and … Continue reading

Corporate Compliance Programs

As regulations have increased within many industries, compliance programs have become more common. Corporate compliance programs ensure that all employees understand and follow the code of ethics laid out by the company. When creating a corporate compliance program, the organization … Continue reading

IT Department Compliance

Compliance laws don’t just cover general business practices, they also govern specialty departments such as IT. These regulations deal with safeguarding sensitive data for both the customer and the business. By complying, business decreases risks such as fines, penalties, lawsuits … Continue reading

Seven Characteristics of Proper Corporate Governance

Effective corporate governance follows seven important characteristics that make up a code of ethics for a company’s leaders. They promote these characteristics through management of the business and its employees. The seven characteristics that make up good corporate governance are: … Continue reading

Cease and Desist Letters

Chances are at some point a business might receive a cease and desist letter. Before going into a panic, businesses should be aware of what a cease and desist letter is, what it isn’t, and how to respond appropriately. Cease … Continue reading

Greening the Corporation: Advising Companies on Compliance with Corporate Sustainability Requirements, By Dana M. Newman Partner, The General Counsel, LLC

For a growing number of businesses, implementing smart environmental policy aids legal compliance and promotes competitiveness Continue reading