Comparative advertising has been around for years. Remember the Pepsi Challenge? It shifted the cola landscape after decades of Coke holding the #1 spot. Comparative advertising campaigns like the legendary one waged by PepsiCo can be highly effective, but they’re not without legal risk.  “Comparative advertising is a very tricky area,” says Anthony Davis, a…

  While federal COVID vaccine mandates are tied up in the courts, many businesses are left wondering how to update their company’s vaccine policies as they head into 2022. “A lot of business owners feel like they’re left in limbo,” says Christopher Santomassimo, founding partner at Santomassimo Davis LLP | Outside General Counsel Solutions®, a New Jersey-based firm…

Effective on May 7, 2022, New York employers must begin providing notice to new employees when they “monitor or otherwise intercept” an employee’s telephone conversations, emails, internet access, or internet usage. While this law does not prohibit the monitoring of employee communications or other device-related monitoring, it does require advanced notice combined with acknowledgments from…

OGC Solutions Legal Alert: How to Recover After a Ransomware Attack Here’s a sobering thought: Ransomware attacks have doubled since the first half of 2021 as bad actors continue to find new ways to dodge security layers. Cybersecurity experts say it’s inevitable that most companies will face a ransomware attack at some point.  While corporate…

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