201708.310

Top 3 Considerations when Volunteering your Company’s Drones

Business

From Berman Fink Van Horn During an emergency, such as hurricane Harvey in Texas, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) puts Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR’s) in place that prohibit flights of drones (manned or unmanned aircraft) within the geographic boundaries designated in the TFR.  Only specially authorized flights can take place within the area covered by the TFR, and…

201708.290

An Attendance Love Story

Employment

From Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis 14 years ago today, my wife and I married. The ceremony started at 11 am, and by 10:55 I was nervous. Not your normal, “I’m about to get married,” nervous, but the, “What the hell, we start in 5 minutes and my bride-to-be isn’t here yet” nervous. It was…

201708.290

State Law Claims Against Beneficiaries Not Barred by ERISA Preemption

Employment

From Berman Fink Van Horn A participant in an employee benefit plan, including a retirement plan or employer provided life insurance program, ordinarily has the right to designate a beneficiary of their account (or policy). It is reasonable to expect that the participant’s intent as to the beneficiary would be honored. However, uncertainty may arise…

201708.230

Be Proactive: What to Look for in Cyber Insurance

Business

From Berman Fink Van Horn At Berman Fink Van Horn P.C. we just completed a full-scale review of our Cyber Insurance Policy. We have had Cyber Insurance for a few years but our recent full-scale review was in part based on a meeting I attended at which Suzanne E. Spaulding spoke about cyber security. Suzanne is the…

201708.230

NLRB Offers Rare Win for Employer Confidentiality Policy

Employment

From Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis It’s been a rough few years for workplace policies at the NLRB. From communication policies, to social media policies, to conduct policies, to confidentiality policies, the NLRB has, time and again, struck down facially neutral, garden variety employer policies as overly restrictive of employees’ section 7 rights to engage in protected concerted activity under the National Labor…