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And don’t forget – you need your real ID for traveling in the USA!

January 9, 2018

You may have noticed new TSA signs at the airport recently. It reads “starting January 22, 2018, you will need a driver’s license or ID form a state compliant with the REAL ID Act, astate that has extension for compliance, or an alternate ID to fly.” What does that even mean? Drafted in 2005 in the wake of…

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“Google” is not Generic

December 18, 2017

The case involved whether a trademark owner should lose rights in instances when the trademark is frequently used as a verb such as in the phrase “Google it.” The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that “googled” may have become synonymous for Internet searching, but that does not mean that the company cannot protect its name.

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Trump Sparks Controversy with Talks of Ending Diversity Visa Program

December 15, 2017

On November 1, 2017 President Donald Trump called upon Congress to end the United States’ diversity green card lottery in response to a terror attack in New York City which left 8 people dead and 12 others seriously injured. The perpetrator, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, was identified as an immigrant from Uzbekistan who entered the United States in…

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Wage-Fixing, No-Poaching Agreements to be Prosecuted Criminally under new Antitrust Guidance

December 11, 2017

On October 20, 2016, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (Antitrust Division) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jointly released important Guidance aimed at informing human resource professionals (and others involved in hiring and compensation decisions) on the topic of how the antitrust laws apply to the field of employment. The DOJ and FTC announced that agreements between companies not to hire each…

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Don’t forgot – you need your real ID for traveling in the USA!

December 11, 2017

You may have noticed new TSA signs at the airport recently. It reads “starting January 22, 2018, you will need a driver’s license or ID form a state compliant with the REAL ID Act, astate that has extension for compliance, or an alternate ID to fly.” What does that even mean? Drafted in 2005 in…

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Interesting take on “international office”

October 17, 2017

While not the central theme of this attached article, it does strike me as odd that they are promoting Terminal (a hybrid app development/engineering labor platform) as opening an “international office.”  Terminal focuses on providing lower cost skilled labor for select app developers and designers.  Essentially this is moving capital to markets with a greater…

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