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About National Law Forum

A group of in-house attorneys developed the National Law Review on-line edition to create an easy to use resource to capture legal trends and news as they first start to emerge. We were looking for a better way to organize, vet and easily retrieve all the updates that were being sent to us on a daily basis.In the process, we’ve become one of the highest volume business law websites in the U.S. Today, the National Law Review’s seasoned editors screen and classify breaking news and analysis authored by recognized legal professionals and our own journalists. There is no log in to access the database and new articles are added hourly. The National Law Review revolutionized legal publication in 1888 and this cutting-edge tradition continues today.

Attend NAMWOLF’s 2016 Annual Meeting, September 14-16 in Houston, Texas

Join NAMWOLF at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo in Houston, Texas. The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to increase your participation and relationships with NAMWOLF Law Firm Members. All attendees further benefit by attending CLE sessions specific to Law Firm Member practice areas, which provides greater insight into each Law Firm Member’s experience …

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Three Employee-Friendly Bills That May Be Affected By Upcoming Elections

In the past few years, Democratic members of Congress have introduced several decidedly pro-employee bills, none of which have yet passed, but which may be impacted by the elections in November. Such bills were first introduced in the 113th Congress when Republicans controlled the House of Representatives and Democrats controlled the Senate. Versions of these …

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$11M Settlement of FCA Lawsuit Against Marinello Schools of Beauty

For-profit beauty school chain Marinello Schools of Beauty was sued for allegedly defrauding the federal government through embellished and often falsified claims of enrollment, post-graduate employment, and entitlement to federal funding. Marinello officials stated they “strongly and categorically” deny the allegations made in the suit, calling them “utterly false” and adding that the settlement did …

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Location Data Gathering Under Europe’s New Privacy Laws

The rise in popularity of apps and services that use location data (technology that pinpoints a consumer’s location automatically), like the smash-hit Pokémon Go, have EU privacy regulators calling on companies to ‘mind the gap.’ The much-anticipated General Data Protection Regulations (the “GDPR), as well as other EU privacy laws, aim to tighten up the …

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OSHA Issues Special Zika Guidance to Employers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued “interim guidance” to provide employers and workers information and advice on preventing occupational exposure to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The guidance’s recommended actions (Control & Prevention) for employers and general outdoor workers include the following: Employers should inform workers about their risks of exposure. Employers should provide …

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Brexit: Government Statement on EU Nationals in UK

A small piece of employment-related Brexit news for you. The Cabinet Office, Home Office and Foreign & Commonwealth Office have published a webpage with a statement on the status of EU nationals in the UK. In it they state: “When we do leave the EU, we fully expect that the legal status of EU nationals …

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Increased Penalties for Immigration-Related Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a new rule increasing penalties against employers for various immigration-related violations. The new penalty structure applies to civil penalties assessed after August 1, 2016, whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015. Given the significant increase in penalties for immigration-related violations, employers should use particular care when dealing …

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Join the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms for their 2016 Annual Meeting, September 14-16 in Houston, Texas

Join NAMWOLF at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo in Houston, Texas. The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to increase your participation and relationships with NAMWOLF Law Firm Members. All attendees further benefit by attending CLE sessions specific to Law Firm Member practice areas, which provides greater insight into each Law Firm Member’s experience …

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Immigration Through Investment: A Comparison of the U.S. EB-5 Program vs. the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

There are currently many different investment immigration programs offered by countries around the world, all of which offer their own unique benefits. Two popular programs are the EB-5 Program in the United States and the Quebec Investment Immigration Program (QIIP) offered in Canada. The following comparison provides an in-depth look at the parameters of the …

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Switching Consumer Device to Ad-Supported Environment Is Not Deceptive under New York Law

If your company sells a smart device to a consumer, can it later turn the device into a paid advertising platform? Can it do so without advanced disclosure?  A recent court ruling suggests the answer is “yes,” at least in New York. In In re Sling Media Slingbox Advertising Litig., No. 15-05388 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 12, …

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