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Supreme Court Expands SEC Rule Liability

Almost every corporate principal has heard of the “dreaded” Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 10b-5, which makes it unlawful in the securities context “(a) To employ any device, scheme, or artifice to defraud, (b) To make any untrue statement of a material fact . . . , or (c) To engage in any act,.

Corporate Internal Investigations: A Strong Response

It can happen to any company. A few rogue employees break the rules and put the whole company at risk. Could be anything. Theft from a customer, grossly unprofessional conduct, or illegal activities at the workplace. Now, the company might face a potential lawsuit, government investigation, fines, or, worst of all, criminal indictment. Government agents,.

“Joint Employer Liability” Rule to be Clarified

As more businesses consider changing their staffing models to include (or increase) the use of shared employees or staffing agencies, the Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a rule to clarify the coverage of “joint employer liability.” The current the joint employer rule provides that, if an employee is shared by multiple employers, each employer.

Gone Phishing – For Paychecks

In the old days, the heavily-armed robbers would wait in the shadows for the Brinks truck to pull up on payday, then storm their way through the back doors to grab the cash. Today the robbers sit at a laptop, eating chips and sipping soda, and fire off spoofed emails to HR looking for some.

Client Alert: Wire Transfer Fraud

Item In late August, the Milwaukee office of Chicago Title, the largest title company in Wisconsin, came to the offices of Fox, O’Neill & Shannon, S.C. to advise them that scams by hackers were now targeting title company closings, by misdirecting wired funds from customers to offshore accounts.  Chicago Title was calling on major real.

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