Calling All Whistleblowers: DOJ Unveils New Rewards Program

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the launch of a whistleblower rewards program aimed at addressing gaps in existing federal whistleblower initiatives. The program seeks to encourage self-reporting by companies and aims to combat the decline in DOJ prosecutions of white-collar crime over the past decade. Before officially launching the program later this year, the […]

Supreme Court Opines on First Amendment Implications on Use of Personal Social Media for Public Matters

On March 15, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion clarifying the standard used to determine whether a public official’s use of a personal social media account violates the First Amendment when she deletes comments or blocks another user from posting. In Lindke v. Freed, a unanimous Court held that an official’s deletion or […]

Client Alert: DOL Finalizes Independent Contractor Regulation

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that a new final rule will go into effect March 11, 2024, addressing whether workers are employees or independent contractors. The new rule “returns to a totality-of-the-circumstances analysis” in which the contractor/employer relationship is considered “in view of the economic reality of the whole activity.” The change in […]

Crisis Management for In-House Counsel: Data Breaches, Social Media Attacks, Natural Disasters, Investigations

In an ever-evolving world where unforeseen challenges can arise at any moment, crisis management is a very important process and strategy for every in-house counsel.   Last month, K&H partner Halsey Knapp presented a Strafford webinar on the topic of Crisis Management for In-House Counsel: Data Breaches, Social Media Attacks, Natural Disasters, Investigations. Halsey had the honor […]

Client Alert: Recent Georgia Court of Appeals’ Interpretation of the Restrictive Covenants Act and Clarification on Blue Penciling

While we await the FTC’s final rule on non-compete agreements, the Georgia Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling with potential impacts for other types of restrictive covenants that will not be impacted by the FTC’s proposed rule. The Georgia Restrictive Covenants Act (“GRCA”) governs contracts that restrict competition, including clauses that prohibit individuals from competing, […]

Partner Jessica Cino Discusses Internal Investigations at the Primerus International Summit in New York City

Krevolin & Horst partner Jessica Cino spoke at the Primerus International Summit in New York City on the topic of Internal Investigations. Internal investigations are crucial for any company or organization that wants to maintain a healthy and ethical workplace. Her talk covered several key points including knowing when to investigate, the unintentional expansion of […]

Are You Prepared for the Changing Employment Law Landscape? Learn from Krevolin & Horst Partner Joyce Gist Lewis

Joyce Gist Lewis spoke at the Primerus International Summit in New York City on a panel titled Navigating the Changing Employment Law Landscape. Her panel covered several key points, including the recent McLaren Macomb NLRB decision, what employers are impacted by the decision, and the effect of the decision on future and existing employment separation agreements. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is a federal […]

Don’t fall victim to ransomware: What businesses need to know and do now

An upgraded ransomware has been attacking network systems, holding them hostage and causing business interruptions. Here are some steps you can take to protect your business from attack: Alert your information technology team to the threat of an upgraded ransomware attack. Provide them with as much information as possible, including the nature of the threat, […]

A Whole New World: What Georgia Employers Need to Know Following FTC’s Blockbuster Announcement it will Seek to Limit Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a proposed rulemaking on January 5, 2023, aiming to eliminate entirely the use of non-compete agreements between employers and employees, including invalidating existing agreements that employers may have entered into years earlier.  The proposed rule, which will impact private employers in all states, including Georgia, is located here: […]