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As a follow up to our earlier blog post, as anticipated, the European Commission released the framework for the EU-US Privacy Shield, which replaces the invalidated transatlantic Program, a system that had authorized thousands of US companies to receive and process personal information from data controllers in the European Union.

A weekly roundup of some interesting articles and resources we've found. Links compiled by Jared Brenner.

Have you ever checked an employee’s or applicant’s LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter accounts? If so, did you know that throughout the last several years, more than 20 states have passed legislation limiting employer access and activity related to the social media accounts of job applicants and current employees?

A weekly roundup of some interesting articles and resources we've found. Links compiled by Jared Brenner.

A weekly roundup of some interesting articles and resources we've found. Links compiled by Jared Brenner.

Once again proving that you can’t judge a gift by its box, emerging growth companies (EGCs) received a pleasant, but oddly wrapped, surprise in December with the enactment of a new law authorizing spending on highway and transit projects. Although adopted with less fanfare than the , the new FAST Act (that’s short for Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act) amended the to further streamline the IPO process for EGCs.

A weekly roundup of some interesting articles and resources we've found. Links compiled by Jared Brenner.

The idea of offering unpaid internships is attractive for trying to maximize their labor force while minimizing spending. However, using unpaid interns can pose significant legal risks. This post will help you understand the risks of intern misclassification, navigate the federal and state legal requirements for unpaid internships, and learn how to structure compliant unpaid internships if they are appropriate for your company.