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Plaintiffs’ Attorneys “Discover” the Fair Labor Standards Act

Although enacted into law in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) was for many years something of an afterthought in employment law. In mid-century, the National Labor Relations Act, with...

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Louisiana Court Weighs In on Liability for Inadvertent Data Breach by an Employer

What do Yahoo, Equifax, Target, Home Depot, J.P. Morgan Chase, and the Democratic National Committee all have in common? Answer: they have all been the targets of recent, successful, and highly...

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Effective Estate Planning for Louisiana Married Couples

Estate planning is anticipating and arranging for the disposal of your estate during your lifetime. The objective is to provide for the orderly transfer of wealth in line with your personal...

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My Employee Said What on Facebook?!: Employer Rights in the Digital Age

In a time of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, it is easy for employees to forget that every post shared has the potential to go viral and draw attention not only to the employee but also their...

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Cyber is for Everyone

Cyber is for Everyone, written and presented by Carver Darden partner, Jacqueline M. Brettner, discusses best practices and cyber risk management strategies that companies of all sizes and...

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The Practical, Regulatory, and Legal Hurdles for Businesses Joining the Bitcoin Revolution

What Is Bitcoin? 

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Who’s Checking your Bank Statements? The Effect of the UCC on Fraud and Embezzlement Claims

Lost in the shuffle of spam mail, coupons, and wrongly addressed envelopes is a document critical to your business—your bank statement. Failure to review your bank statement might seem a small...

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Changes in the “Wild West of Estoppel Certificates”

There has been a flurry of legislative activity pertaining to estoppel certificates in the last few years. After many failed legislative efforts, Senate Bill 398 pertaining to estoppel...

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Carver Darden Partner, Jacqueline Brettner, Contributes to Latest CityBusiness Article Regarding Cyber Insurance

In the latest issue of CityBusiness, Jacqueline Brettner lends her perspective on cyber liability risk assessment for businesses large and small. In the article, which discusses cyber insurance...

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Copyright: Do You Have the Rights You Think You Do?

In my practice, I often come across situations where a business derives value from copyrightable materials, but that business may not necessarily have all the rights they think they do. If your...

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