Boardroom Brief Exclusives

  1. Game changer: Florida Legislature expands enforcement power of state in RICO actions

    HB 549 adds statutory penalties for businesses ($1 million) and individuals ($100,000) targeted under the RICO act.

    by Boardroom Brief Staff, March 25, 2016

  2. ADA changes present pitfalls for employers, HR

    Changes in the federal Americans with Disabilities Act have, over the years, broadly expanded the group of medical conditions requiring accommodation by employers – including conditions not currently affecting an employee’s health.

    by Boardroom Brief Staff, March 01, 2016

  3. February 17, 2016

    Q. Can employers require political action from employees?

    by Meredith I. Biggs

  4. Pros & cons of noncompete agreements

    Three of the most valuable assets of businesses are trade secrets, customer relationships and employees. Noncompete agreements can be an effective tool to protect these assets.

    by Michael Freed, January 26, 2016

  5. Issues to watch in Florida’s 2016 legislative session

    Here are the top issues for Florida legislators this session, according to Gunster’s government affairs law & lobbying team.

    by Joanna Bonfanti, January 13, 2016

  6. January 05, 2016

    Q. To what extent should we memorialize the goings-on at executive sessions of our company’s board of directors?

    by Robert B. Lamm

  7. Update on EPA’s ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule

    Significant recent developments for the EPA rule defining waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) include adverse GAO findings & a defunding attempt. Most important for Florida, the WOTUS rule will decide what waters are considered federal wetlands and require a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers before being altered (as well as involving review under the Endangered Species Act).

    by Gregory M. Munson, December 18, 2015

  8. Using demonstrative evidence at trial

    Litigators often depend on demonstrative evidence and exhibits to help make a persuasive argument, and to help increase understanding and retention levels of juries. However, too little time and effort is spent on the creation of such evidence – especially when, to be effective, demonstrative evidence requires meticulous preparation.

    by Boardroom Brief Staff, December 04, 2015

  9. In the business of licensing patents? Creative deal structuring may be required

    Spidey sense needed on long-term patent licensing deals in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment.

    by Preethi Sekharan, November 10, 2015

  10. October 27, 2015

    Q. Will the U.S.-EU ‘Safe Harbor’ data transfer ruling affect my business?

    by Stacie K. Townsend
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