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Dorsey – SEC Proposes to Expand Potential Investor Pool for Private Placements

Rule 506 allows issuers to sell securities to an unlimited number of “accredited investors” and up to 35 non-accredited investors.

Dorsey – Court’s $179 Million Award Underscores Importance of Confidentiality Agreements

The court’s ruling underscores the importance of well-crafted confidentiality, non-compete, and non-solicit agreements.

What Employers Need to Know About the New H-1B Cap Lottery Process

Demand consistently outweighs supply, so in recent years the H-1B cap has been reached immediately within the first week of authorized filings, historically the first week of April.

Erin McCrady Named Missoula Office Head for International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Ms. McCrady represents issuers and underwriters in public and private debt securities offerings, including high yield, investment grade and convertible debt, and on tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations and other debt restructuring matters.

Dorsey & Whitney Launches California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Compliance Screening and Assessment Tools – Does it apply to your non-California company?

By imposing automatic statutory penalties for each affected consumer if a company fails to implement reasonable security practices and procedures, the CCPA is expected to create potentially enormous class action liability for companies suffering a breach.

Dorsey eUpdate: NLRB Adopts “Contract Coverage” Standard to Apply to an Employer’s Unilateral Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment

A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Boardmakes it easier for employers to change workplace rules without discussing the change with the union representing their employees.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is implementing on-site visits at employers sites for the purpose of investigating the nature of the STEM employment and training. 

ICE has always had the authority to visit STEM OPT worksites, but it seems that recently the frequency of these visits has substantially increased.

Dorsey – Employers Beware: Recent Developments in Employee No-Poaching Agreements

No poaching agreements among employers continue to make antitrust news, and employers and their HR professionals need to take note.

Dorsey – Employers Who File EEO-1 Reports Must Provide Pay Data to EEOC by September 30

The EEO-1 is a compliance survey that requires company employment data to be categorized by race or ethnicity, gender, and job category.  

Dorsey eUpdate: Supreme Court Grants Review of Three Title VII Cases Concerning Protections for LGBTQ Workers

Employers should closely monitor these cases because the justices’ rulings could have major implications for employers nationwide.