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The New MA Paid Family and Medical Leave Law – Are...

Last year, the Massachusetts legislature passed a new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law.  Under this law, employees and certain independent contractors and...

Reshaping Finance: Building the Service Delivery Model of the Future

In recent decades, the service delivery model for finance has evolved from shared services to multisourcing and, most recently, to global business services (GBS),...

Lessons from the First Major Enforcement of GDPR

On January 21, 2019, the French Data Protection Authority (the “French DPA”) fined Google LLC 50 million euros for violating the requirements of the GDPR “for lack...

Making the Case for Business Action to “Secure the Shared Space”

The relationship between companies and civil society can often be acrimonious, yet in the current geopolitical environment, they share more interests in common than...

A New Era of MA Noncompete Law Begins

As previously reported, the new Massachusetts law governing non-competition agreements takes effect on Monday, October 1.  A comprehensive summary of the law is here.  The...

MA Legislature Passes Noncompete Reform Bill

The following article originally appeared on the Foley Hoag blog. ___ After years of debate, the Massachusetts legislature late last night passed a comprehensive noncompete reform...

Copyright Office Denies Protection for “Unique” Product Packaging

The following article originally appeared on the Foley Hoag blog. ___ If you are having trouble obtaining a federal trademark registration for a product’s packaging, some lawyer...

California Passes New Data Privacy Law With National Implications

The following blog post originally appeared on the Foley Hoag blog. ___ The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”) was signed into law on June 28,...

The International Entrepreneur Rule Update

The following piece originally appeared on the Foley Hoag blog. ___ The International Entrepreneur Rule (“IE Rule”) has been in a constant state of fits in...

Everything You Need to Know about H-1B Visas: Compliance, Diligence, Upcoming...

Does your business have employees that are working in the United States on an H-1B visa? If yes, there are several special, still evolving...

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