In Van Buren v. United States, the Supreme Court handed down its first major decision construing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. In general, the CFAA sets criminal and civil penalties for unauthorized access to a computer. The CFAA identifies two ways of violating the statute, "access without authorization" and "exceed[ing] authorized access".
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DOL Releases Mandatory Notice Poster and Paid Leave Under Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
On March 25, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued the notice regarding the Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA). The notice is available on the Department’s website and should be posted where employers place other DOL-required posters.
COVID-19 is No Day at the Beach: The Unfortunate Reality of Having to Avoid the Perilous Legal Waters of a Mass Layoff
With the government and private business establishing safety and health measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 more companies are faced with the unfortunate and the inevitable decision to reduce their workforce through temporary or permanent business closures or layoffs.
On March 18, 2020, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The new law includes requirements for specified employers to provide leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well emergency paid sick leave. To assist businesses navigate the new leave requirement, a straight-forward Q & A, is set forth below:
With the ongoing complexities of responding to COVIF-19, employers should remain mindful of their obligations under the OSH Act’s general duty clause to provide employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. To assist employers’ understandings of their safety and health obligations and preventive measures, OSHA has released an informational guidance titled “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19,” describing “lower exposure,” “medium exposure,” and “high or very high exposure” risk occupations and what precautions employers can take with respect to protect employees at each level.