• NY Judge Blasts UPS for 'Non-Compliance' Culture

    Andrew Denney

    In a decision that could force the United Parcel Service Inc. to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages and penalties, a Manhattan federal judge delivered a scathing indictment of a corporate culture where employees were "willfully blind" to the illegal shipment of cigarettes and where lawyers failed to implement a meaningful compliance program until they were staring down the barrel of a lawsuit.

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  • Gorsuch's Rulings in Focus as Confirmation Clash Unfolds

    Tony Mauro

    Democratic senators, repeatedly raising the blocked elevation of Merrick Garland, set a critical tone Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch got underway in Washington on Capitol Hill.

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  • Using Background Checks to Hire and Retain Employees

    Bryance Metheny

    The ability to hire and retain a competent, responsible workforce distinguishes the great human resources managers from the merely mediocre ones. Retention is highly valued in most successful businesses because hiring on limited information often comes down to more luck than skill, and nobody wants to engage in hiring more often than absolutely necessary.

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  • Cybersecurity Law & Strategy

    New York State's Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation

    Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg and Kathryn C. Nadro

    The Regulation was designed to promote the protection of customer information as well as the underlying information technology systems of regulated entities in light of the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks.

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  • Employment Law Strategist

    Using Background Checks to Hire and Retain Employees

    K. Bryance Metheny

    The ability to hire and retain a competent, responsible workforce distinguishes the great human resources managers from the merely mediocre ones. Retention is highly valued in most successful businesses because hiring on limited information often comes down to more luck than skill, and nobody wants to engage in hiring more often than absolutely necessary.

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  • Employment Law Strategist

    Employment Law Issues in PA's Medical Marijuana Act

    John A. McCreary Jr.

    The Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) puts Pennsylvania among the growing number of states permitting the use of marijuana for prescribed medicinal purposes. The MMA, like all state laws purporting to "legalize" marijuana use, squarely conflicts with federal law, which still considers marijuana to be a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act, with no legitimate medical uses.

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  • The Corporate Counselor

    Chapter 13
    Best Practices in Credit Reporting

    Amy L. Drushal and Lara Roeske Fernandez

    There is a new trend emerging in FCRA litigation involving Chapter 13 bankruptcy, under which debtors propose a repayment plan to make installment payments to creditors over three to five years. Increasingly, plaintiffs are filing suit based on certain credit-reporting actions taken (or not taken) during a pending Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, after plan confirmation but prior to the entry of the discharge — when a debtor has met all requirements set by the court.

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  • Employment Law Strategist

    Death of DOL Fiduciary Rule May Not Be Imminent

    Jeff Kern

    If one follows the recent onslaught of articles and blogs, Donald Trump's election to the presidency has placed a target squarely on the back of a DOL rule that imposes a fiduciary standard on those who provide investment advice in connection with employer retirement plans and IRAs. Yet reports of the rule's demise may be premature.

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  • John Roberts, in Border-Shooting Case, Raises Specter of Drone Killings

    Marcia Coyle

    U.S. Supreme Court arguments Tuesday over the cross-border shooting of a Mexican teenager by a federal border officer moved deeper into uncharted legal territory when Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. raised the specter of drone shootings.

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  • Trump's 2-for-1 Regulatory Slashing Spurs New Lawsuit

    C. Ryan Barber

    Consumer, environmental and labor advocates argue executive order is unlawful.

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