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Investment banking engagement letters—please take them seriously

April 4 2014 As companies in the transportation and logistics industry continue to see transactional activity, many are considering hiring an investment banker…

To Delivery....And Beyond!: The Boundaries of Carrier Liability for Unloading (A Clear Answer to Muddled Facts)

July 21 2016 Under the Carmack Amendment, a carrier is liable for the actual loss of goods which "arrive" damaged 49 U.S.C. 4706(a)(1). But when does that…

从中兴案了解美国制裁与出口管制法律

May 5 2017 在 2017 年 3 月的新闻媒体上,有一件占据头条的消息,那便是中国电讯行业巨头中兴通讯股份有限公司 (以下简称"中兴")与包括美国联邦检察官办公室、美国司法部、美国商务部工业与安全局(以下简称…

Managing legal liability associated with volunteers

January 30 2014 Many not-for-profit organizations use and encourage the participation of unpaid volunteers to further their worthy missions. Indeed, volunteer…

Choosing Between Bonded Warehouses and Foreign Trade Zones

January 24 2017 Many practical benefits are available to international supply chains from bonded warehouses and foreign trade zones (FTZs). Despite the similarities…

The National Labor Relations Board Caps a Busy Week by Throwing Out Micro-Unit Bargaining Units And Returns To Decades-Old Test for Implementing Changes During an Expired Contract

December 18 2017 On the heels of Thursday’s groundbreaking decisions reversing Browning-Ferris and Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia (see our 12/15 alert here), in…

Flurry of NLRB Activity Highlighted by Board’s Reversal of Browning-Ferris and Return to Prior Longstanding Joint Employer Standard Requiring Company to Exercise Direct and Immediate Control Over Workers

December 15 2017 The National Labor Relations Board, composed of a Republican majority for the first time in more than ten years, acted quickly to reverse the…

Blockchain & Transportation: Home Run or Hype?

December 11 2017 Technology has increasingly served a critical—and sometimes transformational—role for providers and commercial users of transportation and logistics…

Lyfting TNCs and On-Demand/Sharing Economy Companies Out of the Misclassification Abyss By Mandating Workplace Insurance in Driver Contracts

December 11 2017 Unlike traditional motor carriers that transport cargo, many Transportation Networking Companies (TNCs), e.g., Uber and Lyft, and similar…

Class Actions: Maximum Wage and Hour and Other Developments

December 11 2017 Any entity with a sizable hourly workforce is a potential target for class action lawsuits, especially those that do business in California. Many in…