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FBI warns of fraud schemes targeting universities and their students

USA - May 11 2017 Based upon a recent analysis of over 500 reports of fraud schemes targeting universities or their students, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s

A real win for a virtual casino: game developer avoids class action liability under gambling loss recovery statute

USA - March 20 2017 The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit concluded that players who lost "virtual gold" in the virtual casino of a mobile video game did not lose

Not so fast: NLRB upholds termination of employee who hurled obscenities at management representative

USA - May 9 2017 An NLRB administrative law judge has just upheld the termination of an employee who swore at a management representative. This ruling may seem at

Convicted murder's publicity suit allowed to proceed in New York

USA - February 28 2017 Christopher Porco was convicted in 2006 of murdering his father and severely injuring his mother with a fireman’s ax as they slept in their home in

Puerto Rico enacts broad equal pay law which, among other provisions, prohibits employers from asking applicants about their prior salary history

Puerto Rico, USA - March 22 2017 The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has joined the nationwide effort to eliminate pay disparity in the workplace based on gender. Despite the prohibition

SEC fines and sanctions executive for misstatement of executive compensation

USA - May 16 2017 On May 11, 2017, the former head of MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA), a NASDAQ-traded marketing firm, entered into a settlement with the Securities and

Supreme Court on nursing home arbitration: watch what we do, not what we ask

USA - May 16 2017 Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Kindred Nursing Centers, L.P. V. Clark, a case that had captured the attention of health care and

China new Cybersecurity law takes effect June 1, 2017

China - May 16 2017 China new Cybersecurity law takes effect June 1, 2017 by: Jenny L. Holmes On June 1, 2017, China’s new cybersecurity law will go into effect. The law

NYC’s ban on employer inquiries into applicants’ prior salary history to take effect October 31, 2017

USA - May 15 2017 NYC employers take notice! The New York City Council's legislation preventing employers from inquiring into an applicant's salary history takes

How a foreign national’s U.S. immigration expiration dates work

USA - May 15 2017 Foreign nationals typically receive several documents, including visas and I-94 records, in connection with their nonimmigrant statuses in the U.S