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Nov 8, 2022

How partnerships drive SC’s tech-based economic development 

By Bob Quinn South Carolina Research Authority   Over the last several years, the U.S. economy has been undergoing a dramatic transformation as the nation moves to an economy driven by technology and innovation through the creation of new industries and the application of technology in traditional industries.  Competing in a global economy, regions must have […]

Oct 12, 2022

How to be a tech whistleblower 

By Bill Nettles and Gary Jackson  As powerful and advanced as tech companies are, they, like other organizations, can be laid low by a particular nemesis: the good old-fashioned whistleblower.    Indeed, a thoughtful, well-prepared whistleblower – as former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko seems to be — can do more to focus the public’s attention […]

Oct 10, 2022

Sharp words, unclear terms from Supreme Court 

By Ken Bresler  Just in time for the U.S. Supreme Court to launch its new term, here are my observations about the court’s legal writing in its flurry of end-of-term cases about abortion, guns and administrative law.  The decision about abortion that overturned Roe v. Wade was bound to use the word “precedent” repeatedly. But […]

Sep 30, 2022

Getting ready for the end of the federal PHE 

By Jenna K. Godlewski and Alice V. Harris, Nexsen Pruet  The current extension of the federal public health emergency declared as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (“PHE”) will expire on Oct. 15, 2022. As the need wanes for the waivers and flexibilities implemented due to the PHE, there has been great speculation on when […]

Sep 16, 2022

Bankruptcy stay may shield property possessed but not owned by debtor 

By Lisa P. Sumner  The automatic stay triggered by a bankruptcy filing may protect the debtor’s residence even if the debtor does not own the property, according to a recent decision from a New York-based federal appeals court.  In a case of first impression decided in July 2022, the Second Circuit set a bright-line rule […]

Aug 12, 2022

Discipline & discharge: Best practices for avoiding litigation 

By Nick Ball and Bruce Garrett  BridgeTower Media Newswires Disciplining and terminating employees are realities of doing business, but by adhering to certain practices, employers can help reduce the risk of costly litigation.  Discipline or termination, often referred to as “adverse employment actions,” can give rise to allegations of unlawful discrimination or retaliation. Discrimination i[...]

Aug 11, 2022

Surprise! Office birthday bust serves as warning to employers 

By Stephen Scott  BridgeTower Media Newswires Last month, we threw a berry-themed first birthday party for my daughter. It was a blast and the “smash cake” was a hit. But I was shocked at its cost when we could have simply grabbed a Hostess cupcake and likely achieved the same level of joy and sugar […]

Aug 10, 2022

That’s so meta: Workplace harassment in a virtual world 

By Erik Eisenmann, Tracey O’Brien and Catarina Colón  BridgeTower Media Newswires Most individuals are familiar with online video games such as FIFA, Fortnite or, maybe, Last of Us, permitting players to play and communicate with others online while seated at their Xbox or PlayStation consoles.   Augmented reality, or AR, games, such as Pokémon-GO, superimpose a […]

Aug 8, 2022

Who was Daniel Webb and where did he go? 

By R. Marc Kantrowitz  BridgeTower Media Newswires  There was blood, a lot of it — evidence of a violent struggle — on the typically quiet parking lot of the Agway store, as well as in and on the police cruiser with its door open.  Type A as it would turn out, the same blood type […]

Aug 3, 2022

How to tap into the source of inspiration

By Karen Natzel  BridgeTower Media Newswires  I have had clients tell me, “Karen, it’s work. It’s not supposed to be fun.”   I have heard employees lament, “Work is a 4-letter word.”   And we have all heard the refrain “TGIF!”   When I speak of fun in the context of work, I am not talking about happy […]

Aug 1, 2022

The importance of coaching 

By Christopher F. Earley  BridgeTower Media Newswires   “A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.”  — John Wooden  One of the best decisions I ever made was to invest in professional coaching. Since I began to receive coaching, it has been a shot in the arm for me. I […]

Jul 29, 2022

The ins and outs of no-poach provisions

By Barry Rosen  BridgeTower Media Newswires No-poach provisions are agreements that prohibit one company from hiring another company’s employees. This article addresses whether no-poach provisions violate applicable antitrust laws, and more specifically, the conditions under which no-poach provisions are legal.  No-poach provisions are often horizontal restraints; that is, they constitute an a[...]

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