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Companies lagging in GDPR compliance, survey finds

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A government rule that threatens forfeiture of 4 percent of a company’s annual worldwide revenues would seem a sure bet to grab every business leader’s attention. But a new survey finds that many companies in the U.S. and abroad have ...

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Report: Clear trend toward more transparency in corporate political spending

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A recent report by a pro-transparency group and The Wharton School found a clear trend among S&P 500 companies toward increased disclosures and oversight regarding their political spending. Per the report, more than half of such companies now disclose some ...

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Springfield company promotes Mary Bozarth to general counsel role

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Springfield-based Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool, a child-care and early-education provider, has promoted Mary Bozarth to general counsel. Bozarth will provide legal guidance for the company’s schools, oversee employee and human resource functions, manage corporate filings, and handle risk management and internal ...

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Employers in academic healthcare often suited to challenge prima facie evidence of wage discrimination

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Employers in the health care industry — and in particular health care within the university academic setting — are consistently some of the most frequent targets for equal pay lawsuits. A series of cases decided in 2019 reveal strategies that ...

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International arbitration clauses: Why they should be in contracts

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Local companies today have a global reach, entering into mergers, acquisitions, manufacturing contracts, licensing agreements, joint ventures and research and development partnerships with companies and institutions around the world. Such global partnerships offer innumerable opportunities. But there are also serious ...

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Streamlined time-off programs for employees benefit employers as well

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Evolving methods for offering paid time off to employees are leading to a simpler process, greater trust and more productive people. Experts in human resources are recommending that businesses look into adopting a program that allows employees to pull from ...

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Be prepared: If measles clocks in, is your company ready?

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Measles cases are on the rise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that between Jan. 1 and Aug. 1 of this year, nearly 1,200 cases of measles were confirmed in 28 states, including Missouri. It is the ...

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Crucial clauses: M&A Bar gleans lessons from blowup of pharma deal

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When Delaware courts speak, business attorneys listen, and a ruling allowing a German drug company to pull out of $4.75 billion deal to acquire a U.S. competitor still has M&A lawyers buzzing. On Oct. 1, 2018, the Delaware Chancery Court ...

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NLRB: Property owners may prohibit off-duty access for Section 7 activity

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On Aug. 23, the National Labor Relations Board reversed precedent and rebalanced the rights of property owners versus the Section 7 rights of employees in a labor dispute. In Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation d/b/a Tobin Center for the Performing ...

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