From The Experts
Conduct an audit to assess your company's compliance program.
How can you really know that your company's compliance program is working? Conduct an audit.
Proactively engaging with state attorneys general can be an effective way for a company or an industry group to head off damaging and costly enforcement actions, as well as to identify ways in which they can work with the AGs to positively impact public policy.
As we head into 2014, the legal landscape is evolving faster than ever before, and general counsel need to stay on top of industry trends, emerging technologies and the complex regulatory environment in which they operate.
With knockoffs gaining more ground and popularity, design patents are becoming a vital component of a prudent global brand protection strategy. For the first time in a long time, apparel companies seem to have a fighting chance.
The latest changes to the United Kingdom's Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 afford protection to whistleblowers who make a protected disclosure in the workplace from being dismissed, selected for redundancy or subjected to a detriment as a result of having made such a disclosure.
Email is an indispensable business tool. But the speed and informality of email can lead to the accidental use of contract-forming language, resulting in unintentional binding agreements.
In recent years, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have embraced the use of "industry sweeps" as an enforcement tool against suspected violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This trend shows no signs of abating.
As more companies grow and expand beyond their startup location, the potential for employment law landmines increases exponentially.
There are laws worse than the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act. Yet, if you are a U.S. business, you will be hard pressed to identify one with more irrational remedies for worthy objectives.
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