Author Archives: National Law Forum

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.

Chicago Joins Growing Trend in Requiring Paid Sick Leave

The City of Chicago joined an emerging national trend when it unanimously passed an ordinance that requires employers to provide workers with paid sick days. The change will go into effect on July 1, 2017, and expands benefits already provided under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA grants covered employees up to 12 …

Read more »

5 Ways to Use Email Drip Campaigns to Convert Leads [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is everyone who calls your law firm ready to hire you right away? If someone downloads a free report from your website, does that mean they are ready to commit to hiring you? Not likely. In fact, research shows that more than half of leads are not ready to buy at the time of first …

Read more »

Two Timing Employee Caught in the Act – Uber Unfortunate!

An employee of West Australian Newspapers Limited (WAN) who moonlighted for Uber was caught in the act when, one Saturday night, he picked up a WAN manager. Despite being well and truly busted, the employee (who worked night shifts as WAN’s newspaper machinist) denied having any affiliation with Uber, saying that his wife had the …

Read more »

September 2016 Visa Bulletin Released

This week, the Department of State released the September 2016 Visa Bulletin. Given that visa numbers are issued based on the government fiscal year, we expect to see significant movement again in October 2016; for September 2016, the last month of FY2016, there were only minor changes with regard to movement of final action dates in …

Read more »

Rights of HIV-Positive Job Applicants and Employees

HIV infection is a disability under the Americans with Disabilites Act. What rights and responsibilities does an employer have in relation to HIV-positive applicants and employees? The EEOC recently clarified its position concerning HIV-positive individuals in the workplace in a press release, as well as documents addressing the rights of HIV-positive workers, including the right to be …

Read more »

Guidance on Ransomware Attacks under HIPAA and State Data Breach Notification Laws

On July 28, 2016, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance (guidance) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) on what covered entities and business associates can do to prevent and recover from ransomware attacks. Ransomware attacks can also trigger concerns under state data breach notification laws. What Is Ransomware? …

Read more »

Five Lessons from FOX News and Trump on Sexual Harassment

The recent accusations of sexual harassment against Roger Ailes at Fox News, and the response of a high-profile candidate for public office about how women should respond to sexual harassment have crystallized into an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others. Since the mid-1980s, we’ve all read about sexual harassment and been trained on …

Read more »

Distracted Driving vs. DUI: The Legal Consequences

With the explosion of cell phones in the consumer marketplace, texting and driving has emerged as a national health crisis for individual motorists, the public, and the courts. In 2013, 10 percent of all fatal crashes involved distraction, resulting in the deaths of 3,154 people. Additionally, it is estimated that another 424,000 people were injured …

Read more »

Profits Interest as Equity-Based Incentive: Keeping Your Team Motivated

Say you own one-half of an LLC that is taxed as a partnership. You and your partner invested the initial capital that was necessary to get the business up and running, and you both built the business with the help of a few key employees. With the business still in the growth phase, you want …

Read more »

Pokémon Go – Staying Ahead of Game and Avoiding Unexpected HIPAA Risks

It was inevitable – Pokémon Go fever has swept the nation, and now little cartoon creatures have found their way into your health care facility. Wait, what!? Yes, you read that right, those pesky (or beloved, depending on your point of view) creatures are popping up literally everywhere, and unfortunately hospitals and other health care …

Read more »