Bar News - February 22, 2008
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.
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 http://www.gcglaw.com/.
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 http://www.orr-reno.com/, 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 http://www.devinemillimet.com/, 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 http://www.sheehan.com/, 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 http://www.devinemillimet.com/, in the News & Events section.