RPL Partner Mark H. Moore Discusses Groundbreaking Decision on Employee Privacy in Europe

On September 5, 2017, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice issued a decision of signal importance in the field of employee privacy. The Chamber condemned without sufficient justification an employer’s monitoring of an employee’s communications, leaving European employers with only vague guidance as to when such monitoring may be warranted. The employee at issue, Bogdan Mihai Bărbulescu, was employed as a sales engineer from August 2004 through August 2007…

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RPL Partner Mark H. Moore Addresses Emerging Standard for Successor Liability for Federal Labor Claims

A buyer of a business is often concerned about whether the buyer will be faced with liability for legal claims arising from past operations of the business. Under state law this “successor liability” is often minimized by structuring the sale of the business as a sale of assets alone, coupled with a declaration that the buyer is not assuming the liabilities of the business.  Recently, Judge Gregory H. Woods of…

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RPL Associate Ethan M. Krasnoo Appointed to NYC Bar Entertainment Law Committee

RPL is proud to congratulate our Associate Ethan M. Krasnoo on his recent appointment to the New York City Bar Association’s Entertainment Law Committee for a three-year term beginning this month, September 2017. The Committee focuses on matters of interest to entertainment law practitioners in all aspects of the entertainment industry, including television, independent and documentary film, theater, record labels and music publishing, music rights organizations and new technologies. Members of the Committee serve to…

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RPL Congratulates Client SEARCH on Premiere of FOUND on History

SEARCH is featured in FOUND, a new show that follows a group of experts across the nation to investigate the origins of old objects and relics. The show airs Monday nights on History. SEARCH is the nation’s largest archaeology and underwater archaeology company. It is involved nationally and internationally in emergency response and recovery of at-risk cultural heritage, curation and collections infrastructure, historic resource data management, large-scale land conservation, STEM, social…

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RPL Partners Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis and Alice K. Jump Featured in Article on Severance and Job Loss

Last week, The Muse, an online career resource, published an article by Stacey Lastoe on employee rights and severance in the wake of job loss that quoted RPL Partners Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis and Alice K. Jump. Ms. Lastoe asked Ms. Reavis and Ms. Jump about the general rights of employees in these situations and what, if anything, an employee can and should do to mitigate the effects. “According to Reavis…

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RPL’s Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis to Speak at International Wildlife Crimestoppers Conference on Media Coverage of Law Enforcement

On Tuesday, July 18, RPL Managing Partner Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis will be a featured speaker at the annual International Wildlife Crimestoppers Conference, addressing the subject of law enforcement coverage in the media and animal protection efforts through the media. Fellow speakers include representatives of law enforcement, animal protection and natural resource agencies from around the United States and Canada. Ms. Reavis practices in the areas of employment, dispute resolution, intellectual property…

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CNNMoney Quotes RPL Partner Nicole Page on Reality Show Contracts

Following up on legal issues recently raised surrounding ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise, last week CNNMoney published an article discussing the talent agreement used by producers of the show. CNNMoney reached out to RPL Partner Nicole Page to opine on certain provisions in the Bachelor in Paradise contract and provide insights on the rights signed away by participants appearing in the series. Read the article here. The Week, Refinery29, PerezHilton and Inquisitr have all further…

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