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Big Changes Ahead: District of Columbia Significantly Restricts Use of Non-Competes By Employers

Big Changes Ahead: District of Columbia Significantly Restricts Use of Non-Competes By Employers

September 9, 2022 at 10:27 AM - non-compete law,

Effective October 1, 2022, Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.) employers will face substantial restrictions on the use of non-compete agreements and policies. Below is a summary of legislative action to date, as well as a review of the law’s key provisions.

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Sneak Peek: California Privacy Rights Act Draft Regulations Released

Sneak Peek: California Privacy Rights Act Draft Regulations Released

August 19, 2022 at 11:00 AM - California Privacy Rights Act,

As previously shared, California voters approved the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) in November, 2020 in an effort to amend and strengthen the consumer data protections afforded under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Most CPRA provisions will go into effect on January 1, 2023, and enforcement of the CPRA will commence on July 1, 2023. In the meantime, preliminary draft regulations (the “CPRA Regulations”) were released by the newly created California Privacy Protection Agency (the “CPPA”) on May 27, 2022 for public review and comment. Below is an overview of what we can expect to see in the CPRA Regulations:

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Social Good is Good for Business

Social Good is Good for Business

August 9, 2022 at 10:36 AM - social responsibility,

Pursuing a social mission has become increasingly commonplace for today’s businesses. Once the exclusive domain of non-profit organizations, socially-focused, for-profit companies are flourishing, in large part due to the support of consumers, shareholders, and even venture capital firms, many of which have fund portfolios earmarked for such projects. If you are contemplating a socially-driven business model, there are two distinctive paths to consider: (1) organizing as a public benefit corporation (PBC), or (2) becoming certified as a B corp. Understanding the specific advantages of each one will help you choose the structure best suited for your business.

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8 Things for Customers to Look for in a DPA (Data Protection Addendum or Agreement)

8 Things for Customers to Look for in a DPA (Data Protection Addendum or Agreement)

July 27, 2022 at 2:08 PM - Data Privacy,

DPAs (Data Protection Agreements or Exhibits (Addenda)) are common in commercial arrangements involving access to the personal data of end users. When you are the customer in such a transaction and your end users’ data will be accessed by a vendor, it is important that you fully understand the scope of the protections being afforded this data under the DPA, especially when the DPA is drafted by the vendor.

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Impact of the Dobbs Decision on Employers

Impact of the Dobbs Decision on Employers

July 22, 2022 at 1:03 PM - employment policies,

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey by holding that the U.S. Constitution does not include a federally-protected right to obtain an abortion and that the question of whether to allow, prohibit, or limit abortion is for the states to determine through each of their political and legislative processes.

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Staying Alive:  Changing and Effective Legal Spend Shifts for Start-ups

Staying Alive:  Changing and Effective Legal Spend Shifts for Start-ups

July 21, 2022 at 1:03 PM - On-Demand General Counsel,

Recent news has painted a discouraging picture for start-up companies. As the stock market continues to falter and experts warn of an impending downturn in the economy, or worse, a full recession, entrepreneurs are being advised to “plan for the worst” by making some tough decisions right now, including cutting costs to help weather the current environment. Even in better economic times, the most successful new businesses are those which operate with great efficiencies of scale. 

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California Small Businesses Eligible for Paid Family Leave Grants

California Small Businesses Eligible for Paid Family Leave Grants

July 15, 2022 at 10:45 AM - employment policies,

The California Employment Development Department, the agency responsible for administering the state’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits program, recently announced a grant program to help small businesses offset the costs associated with employees taking paid family leave.

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Why the Term “General Counsel” is a Misnomer

Why the Term “General Counsel” is a Misnomer

June 13, 2022 at 9:29 AM - On-Demand General Counsel,

The title “general counsel” is meant to convey legal leadership and the ability to handle a wide variety of matters; however, the title itself is a misnomer. Far from the “jack of all trades” that is often associated with in-house lawyers, general counsel must wield a number of specific skills and capabilities to be effective. To best describe the competencies and qualities that a GC must possess, I have grouped them into three areas that I characterize as the “3Qs”: the Intellectual Quotient (“IQ”), Emotional Quotient (“EQ”) and Agility Quotient (“AQ”). Many lawyers only possess one of two of these abilities; a good in-house lawyer must have all three to be effective.

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