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  • October 2020

    Client Alert - CDC Expands Definition of Close Contact

    Last week the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) expanded the definition of “close contact.” Previously, the CDC defined close contact as spending 15 consecutive minutes within six feet of a person with a confirmed coronavirus case starting 2 days before the illness onset, or for asymptomatic persons, starting 2 days prior to the positive specimen collection. The updated guidance now defines a close contact as spending 15 minutes total with an infected individual over the course of a 24 hour period during the same exposure period (2 days prior to illness onset or positive specimen collection). For instance, if a person has three five minute encounters with someone over the course of 24 hours, then they will be considered to have been in close contact with that person.
  • October 2020

    Client Alert - Made in the U.S.A?

    Shareholder, Shawn Collins authored the client alert, “Made in the U.S.A?” which takes a high-level look at the Federal Trade Commission’s, “all or virtually all” standard for determining if a companies’ MUSA claim is false or misleading, and compare and contrast it with the California standard, which is the most burdensome for companies to comply with.
  • October 2020

    Privacy.Minded. - Recent CCPA Amendments Bring Some Certainty And Clarity For Employers, Healthcare Providers and “B2B” Interactions

    Travis Brennan, Chair of Stradling’s Privacy and Data Security practice and Mayant Luk, an associate in Stradling’s Litigation practice group authored the next alert under Stradling’s new Privacy. Minded. banner, "Recent CCPA Amendments Bring Some Certainty And Clarity For Employers, Healthcare Providers and “B2B” Interactions."
  • September 2020

    Client Alert - Is Your Company Transitioning From Brick-and-Mortar Retail to Online Sales?

    Is your company transitioning from brick-and-mortar retail to more online sales or expanding existing online operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? If the answer is yes, you need to make sure your company has policies and procedures in place that ensure compliance with two of the Federal Trade Commission's preferred tools for regulating commerce conducted over the internet - the Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act ("ROSCA") and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").
  • September 2020

    California Passes Two Bills On COVID-19 Related Rights Of Employees And Also Expands CFRA Leave

    Jeff Dinkin, chair of Stradling's Employment Law practice group and Jared W. Speier, an associate in Stradling’s Employment Law practice group, authored the client alert, "California Passes Two Bills On COVID-19 Related Rights Of Employees And Also Expands CFRA Leave."
  • September 2020

    Client Alert: COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave For Employers with 500+ Employees, Child Care Leave, Payroll Tax Deferrals And New EEOC COVID-19 Guidelines

    Jeff Dinkin, chair of Stradling's Employment Law practice group and Jared W. Speier, an associate in Stradling’s Employment Law practice group, authored the client alert, " Updated Guidance: COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave For Employers with 500+ Employees, Child Care Leave, Payroll Tax Deferrals And New EEOC COVID-19 Guidelines."
  • September 2020

    Privacy.Minded. - As Ransomware Attacks Increase, The SEC Takes Notice

    2020 has seen a huge increase in ransomware attacks. According to CRN.com, victims of the 11 biggest ransomware attacks (as of June 30, 2020) spent at least $144.2 million on costs related to the attacks. Moreover, the transition to a remote workforce as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the attack area while simultaneously limiting the effectiveness of cyber defenses. The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has taken notice of this increase in attacks and offered observations about what companies should be doing to address this risk.
  • August 2020

    Privacy.Minded. - U.S. Companies Should Think Twice Before Inflicting A Cookie Banner On Their Website Visitors

    Travis Brennan, Chair of Stradling’s Privacy and Data Security practice and Mayant Luk, an associate in Stradling’s Litigation practice group authored the next alert under Stradling’s new Privacy. Minded. banner, "U.S. Companies Should Think Twice Before Inflicting A Cookie Banner On Their Website Visitors."
  • August 2020

    Privacy.Minded. - The CCPA Regulations Are Now Final, But They're Not Exactly What The Attorney General Proposed

    Travis Brennan, Chair of Stradling’s Privacy and Data Security practice and Ahmad Takouche, an associate in Stradling’s Litigation practice group authored the next alert under Stradling’s new Privacy. Minded. banner, "The CCPA Regulations Are Now Final, But They're Not Exactly What The Attorney General Proposed."
  • August 2020

    PPP and FCA Claims: Defenses May Vary Among Circuits

    Shareholder Shawn Collins and associate Lisa Northrup authored the article, “PPP and FCA claims: Defenses may vary among circuits,” published by the Daily Journal, addressing the Paycheck Protection Program and the potential for False Claims Act liability as a result of the certifications that receiving PPP funds requires.