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Bar News - February 22, 2008

The Wire



Many New Hampshire law firms are producing e-newsletters and articles published online that provide clients and other subscribers with timely, topical information on legal developments in specific practice areas. The Wire highlights these items.


Employment Law


2007 Employment Law Changes


Over the last year, state and federal legislators have enacted/amended several laws affecting the workplace. Similarly, courts and agencies have been busy considering laws affecting employers and employees. Find the changes in an article written by Anne G. Sheer of Concord firm Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell at the firm’s Web site Home Page


Impact of New Hampshire’s Civil Union Law on the Workplace


What impact will the new civil union law have in the workplace? Here are a few issues New Hampshire employers should consider: Insurance benefits, workman’s comp., family and medical leaves, and more. Read the full article by Orr & Reno attorney Jill Blackmer at, in the Resources section.




Emerging Issues in Electronic Record-Keeping and Discovery


As our dependence on information technology in all sectors of life has grown, the type of information stored in electronic form…has increased tremendously. This information often remains stored long after it has been deleted from the device on which it was originally created. Read the full article by Devine Millimet attorney Daniel Will at, in the News & Events section.


Spyware: A Growing Threat to Businesses and Other Organizations


Most businesses have electronic system policies that regulate computer usage by their employees. Few businesses, however, address the computer monitoring software known as Spyware. Once installed on a computer, Spyware gathers and reports information about the end-user. Read more about the dangers of this new trend by reading the full article by Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green attorney Brian Thomas at, in the News & Events section.




First-in-the-nation Law Pits NH against Drug Industry


There is a new battle between a David, in the form of the state of New Hampshire, and a Goliath, in the form of a pharmaceutical industry’s self-styled “health information companies” playing out in the US District Court in Concord. Read the article by Paul Remus to learn about the NH bill which pharmaceutical companies are fighting that denies pharmacies the right to sell patient and physician information to pharmaceutical companies. Find it at, in the News & Events section.





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