Ransomware Prevention and Response: Safeguarding Your System Beyond the Perimeter


Ransomware attacks continue to pose a serious threat to organizations worldwide, cutting across all industries. These attacks, however, are becoming more frequent and complex—a trend that is expected to continue well into 2023 and beyond. As cybercriminals become more innovative in their tactics for extracting ransom payments, businesses remain at high risk of suffering data loss and extortion attempts.

Hot Topics in Trade Secrets Law and Damages: What’s New and Where Are We Headed?


In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Hot Topics in Trade Secrets Law: What’s New and Where Are We Headed?. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic. Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar!

Wage & Hour Compliance: How to Avoid Common FLSA Pitfalls


According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are responsible for ensuring that their employees are properly classified and compensated. The U.S. Department of Labor’s recent changes to regulations governing overtime-exempt status, independent contractor classification, and tip credit rule further expands wage and hour laws. Failure to comply with these provisions can result in serious consequences, such as costly fines, litigation, and reputational damage.

FINRA Arbitration: Current Issues and Practice Tips for 2023


Following the controversial ruling by Georgia State Court on the Wells Fargo arbitration award in 2022, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is now pushing for a more transparent arbitration procedure. FINRA's new proposed rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is aimed at improving the prevailing practices in the arbitration and resolution forum. While the FINRA arbitration landscape remains uncertain until the approved rule changes, practitioners must keep themselves abreast of any developments to mitigate potential drawbacks.

ESOP, Business Succession, and Tax Planning: Key Considerations


The enactment of the 2023 Omnibus Bill, a comprehensive spending bill funding the federal government for the fiscal year 2023, is presenting a huge advantage for Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The Omnibus Bill enumerates several provisions aimed at educating businesses and workers and providing clarity and transparency in creating and administering an ESOP.

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