While political activity and freedom of speech are the crown jewels of our democracy, employers need to be wary of potential claims of coercion by employees.
Question of the Week
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FOCUS ON FLORIDA | QUESTION OF THE WEEK | LEGISLATIVE CORNER | CEO SPOTLIGHT
To what extent should we memorialize the goings-on at executive sessions of our company’s board of directors?
Confidentiality is a big concern and can drive decisions about exactly how much to document – brief descriptions are key.
Will the U.S.-EU ‘Safe Harbor’ data transfer ruling affect my business?
In short, the Oct. 6 ruling will affect any company transferring personal data across the Atlantic, which could include payroll, HR and/or customer information.
What’s the best way to prepare my business for a possible cyberattack?
Promptness in reacting to a data breach and awareness of the relevant regulations is critical to helping a company avoid harsh fines, consumer backlash and further data loss.
Our company has been sued. What do we do now?
Savvy business people can gain leverage through litigation, while the unprepared can be overwhelmed and lose ground, even when they are in the right. Here are five key steps to capture, rather than lose, momentum when served with a lawsuit.
Can the new Florida Microfinance Act help my small business?
On April 2, designated loan administrators began accepting applications for participation in the microfinance lending program.
Can environmental consultants be sued for the work they do?
Several legal cases have allowed third parties to seek damages from consultants for their activities in ways that are often surprising.
Can crowdfunding help marketplace lending?
Lending Club has been the leader in this field and its December 2014 IPO highlighted the importance of this new lending alternative.
Is my company vulnerable to cyberattacks like the recent Sony data breach?
We have all read the news reports about the recent hacking and data breaches at Sony Pictures, and while the story is interesting from a political perspective, from a corporate executive’s standpoint it raises some very important legal issues.
How will American tech firms fare now that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba went public at $25 billion?
What does Alibaba’s massive IPO mean for U.S. technology companies? I see four possible areas of impact: