Federal contractor vaccine mandates: Preparing for compliance

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Federal contractor vaccine mandates: Preparing for compliance

Monday, October 4, 2021

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President Biden’s Six Prong COVID-19 Action Plan: What employers need to know about the Path out of the Pandemic

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President Biden’s Six Prong COVID-19 Action Plan: What employers need to know about the Path out of the Pandemic

Friday, September 10, 2021

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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals holds that forum-selection clause in franchise agreement was unenforceable as against Michigan public policy

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Franchisors doing business in Michigan may need to revisit the forum-selection provisions in their franchise agreements based on a recent opinion arising out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Federal court blocks vaccination mandate for federal contractors in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

A United States District Court Judge in Kentucky issued a decision temporarily blocking the enforcement of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal contractors and subcontractors on all covered contracts in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.

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2020-2021 Pandemic: An opportunity to rethink priorities and models in the restaurant business for owners and employees

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Last summer, I stopped by Spice Catering Kitchen to meet Ben Bebenroth, founder of Spice Hospitality Group, Keep the Change Collective and other ventures which are headquartered at 5510 Tillman Avenue in Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. Ben is a Cleveland pioneer in the food and restaurant industries, and I sought out his thinking on the effect of the pandemic on restaurants and their employees. In a wide ranging discussion on many topics, my takeaways from Ben included in the following observations:

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Likely changes ahead for the FTC's Business Opportunity Rule

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

This year, the FTC is beginning its periodic 10-year review of the FTC Business Opportunity Rule that was established in 2011, and changes may be to come in 2022.

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Federal government issues new cybersecurity incident reporting rule for banks and bank service providers

Monday, November 22, 2021

On November 19, 2021, the federal government published a Final Rule imposing new cybersecurity incident notification obligations upon certain banks and bank service providers. The Rule requires banking organizations to alert their primary federal regulator as soon as possible and no later than 36 hours after determining a notifiable computer security incident has occurred. 

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Crain's Chicago selects David Agay to 2021 list of Notable Gen X Leaders

Monday, November 22, 2021

McDonald Hopkins Chicago Managing Member David Agay has been selected by Crain's Chicago Business to its 2021 list of Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting and Law.

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5 Questions With Tim Hilk

Monday, November 22, 2021

A monthly segment from the McDonald Hopkins Public Law Group that asks local, regional and statewide leaders to pass along their wisdom on items of current and lasting interest. This latest installment asks Michael Deemer, President and CEO of Downtown Cleveland Alliance, about his vision for the organization, the greatest opportunities over the next 12-months, and how the organization plans to address the constant discussion of "downtown vs. the neighborhoods."

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes former Indiana Deputy Attorney General Heather Shumaker to the national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Team

Monday, November 15, 2021

Heather Shumaker has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as an associate in the Litigation Department, adding her experience to the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group.  

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How to Negotiate an ESG M&A Transaction

Thursday, November 11, 2021

In the third co-authored blog post of this series, EPOCH Pi and McDonald Hopkins highlight how environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles have an increasingly prevalent impact on the negotiation of M&A transactions. 

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Protecting your IP: Social media dos and don'ts

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

In today’s competitive marketplace, a strong intellectual property strategy—including one or more among patent, trademark, trade secret and/or copyright protection—can lay an important foundation for not only maintaining critical market share, but also generating corporate value in the near and long term. Here are a few tips for how to properly and safely use — or not use — intellectual property on social media to avoid derailing these goals.

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