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Internet Explorer issues patch to fix cyber risk – April’s “lessons learned” for CIOs

May 1 2014 On May 1, 2014, Microsoft released a critical security update announcing a patch for all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), including the…

To Aggregate or Not to Aggregate, Under the WARN Act, That Is the Question

January 7 2016 On January 5, 2016, the Sixth Circuit answered that question with a "No" under the facts and circumstances presented in Morton v. The Vanderbilt…

The motivation to combine references: substantial evidence and the obviousness examination guidelines

March 30 2015 A recent opinion by a Federal Circuit panel demonstrates that three years can be a long time in the smartphone industry. MobileMedia Ideas, LLC v…

Employment authorization document for H4 dependent spouses

February 24 2015 At long last, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that it will begin accepting applications for employment authorization…

Immigrant visa priority date predictions and demand

May 2 2014 For the uninitiated it is the Department of State the sets priority dates for immigrant visas by monitoring demand. A few weeks back Charlie…

New HIPAA Auditing Process Begins - Are You Ready?

March 30 2016 The Department of Health and Human Services's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced last week that it has launched Phase 2 of its HIPAA Audit…

Kentucky Supreme Court Clarifies “Similarly Situated” Standard for KCRA Claims

March 28 2016 On March 17, 2016, the Kentucky Supreme Court addressed the "similarly situated" standard that must be established by all plaintiffs in Kentucky…

Last Call! PPA Plan Restatement Deadline Drawing Near

March 23 2016 The deadline for employers that use pre-approved retirement plan documents to sign an updated version of their 401(k), profit-sharing, money purchase…

A Single Stolen, Unencrypted Laptop Can Cost Entities Millions of Dollars

March 21 2016 Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced two, multimillion dollar settlements…

When Can Employers Expect to See a Final Rule Revising the White Collar Exemptions for the FLSA?

March 18 2016 On March 14, 2016, the Department of Labor forwarded its modifications to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which increases the salary…