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Commentary: Best practices for using online videoconferencing services

video conferencing

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, attorneys have been forced to make rapid changes to the way they conduct business and communicate with clients, the courts and even internal staff. One of those changes is the use of videoconferencing ...

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Commentary: To promote a strong, honorable culture, strive for ethical excellence

trust, honesty, respect

In recent months, AT&T has been blanketing the airwaves with its latest advertising campaign featuring a variety of professionals who don’t quite make the grade. These include a surgeon who has “almost” been reinstated, an amusement park ride operator who tells ...

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Commentary: COVID-19 presents urgent challenges for businesses, industries

Anne Baggott

The outbreak of a novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is presenting a multitude of challenges for businesses. Many industries are grappling with its impact, but businesses that require significant travel, in-person contact and those in health care are especially impacted. ...

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New laws force employers to update policies and procedures

Jordan Lewis

A number of important changes to Illinois employment law are going into effect that will change how employers accommodate greater protections for employees. New restrictions on certain hiring practices and pay equity have just started, while other changes impacting workers’ ...

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Op-Ed: Protecting cannabis and related intellectual property

Medical Marijuana

As more than half of the states in the United States recently have decriminalized cannabis/marijuana to some extent, the domestic cannabis business has been growing rapidly. Marijuana now is legal for medical use in 33 states and the District of ...

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Op-Ed: Expectations and norms take shape for AI policies

Depositphotos.com file photo

For some time now, in response to the California Online Privacy Protection Act, Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and similar statutes and regulations from other jurisdictions, any company with any web presence to speak of has provided ...

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Op-Ed: Freedom to contract v. patent misuse

Gavel

Inherent within American contract law is the freedom to contract — i.e., the ability to negotiate and agree to any terms that the parties see fit for any given contract. Contract terms will be deemed void only under special circumstances, ...

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Workplace airspace could become OSHA’s next drone zone

FILE - In this June 11, 2015, file photo, a hexacopter drone is flown during a drone demonstration in Cordova, Md. An appeals court has struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners to register drones used for recreation.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently made a change to its inspection practices that should lead employers to keep eyes on the sky above their work sites. The safety watchdog late last year issued an under-the-radar memorandum announcing that ...

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