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Demystifying legal transformation and its role in helping the enterprise

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Companies, more than ever, are striving for an edge in today’s uncertain business environment. As organizations brace for the possibility of a recession, calls from the C-Suite to cut costs and improve profit margins are mounting pressure on legal departments. ...

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Employment claim upheld where transfer was denied

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A federal appeals court has held that repeated denials of transfer requests can constitute an adverse employment action supporting a gender discrimination claim. The employee was a female detective who was highly educated in forensic sciences. During her 14-year tenure ...

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Medieval Times, performers’ union in trademark dispute (access required)

Medieval Times' Lyndhurst, New Jersey, castle (AntiCompositeNumber/Wikimedia Commons)

Medieval Times sued the union representing workers at the popular dinner theater chain’s castle in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, claiming the union is infringing on the brand trademark. In a lawsuit filed Oct. 13 in federal court, Texas-based Medieval Times said ...

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7 ways to improve your business’s security posture

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No business is immune to being a victim of a cyber-attack. Although not reported to news outlets, local companies are being breached every single day. Cyber liability insurance costs are doubling, with the smallest policies averaging $10,000 a year. Getting ...

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PPP loan investigations are ongoing

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The recent PPP and Bank Fraud Enforcement Harmonization Act of 2022 established a 10-year statute of limitations for the prosecution of fraud by borrowers under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. The 10-year statute of limitations applies to Economic ...

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How social media has changed the legal playing field

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It’s becoming a common story. The rise of social media has created a dramatic expansion of the playing field for both the collection of evidence and its presentation to jurors as well as new issues for judges to grapple with ...

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Prepare for withdrawal liability before selling or buying a company

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Multiemployer pension plan (MEPP) withdrawal liability often costs millions of dollars, even for small employers. People weighing whether to buy or sell a construction company (or its assets) will want to be aware of any potential withdrawal liability that may ...

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Walmart pregnancy accommodation case may push Congress to act

Last month the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision holding that Walmart’s policy of refusing to provide light duty assignments to pregnant workers did not violate current law. In the case, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ...

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Protecting your company’s data: Special treatment for privileged access

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When it comes to data breaches and other cybercrime, advanced attackers often abuse privileged access credentials to get to an organization’s sensitive data, infrastructure and systems. And with an increased number of companies relying on high volumes of data to ...

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Jury to decide if work environment was hostile

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A woman who claimed she was repeatedly subjected to racial slurs by the minor son of a supervisor can move forward with her hostile work environment suit. The plaintiff in Chapman v. Oakland Living Center Inc., Tonya R. Chapman, alleges ...

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