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Is Immigration Enforcement Good for Business? A Look Inside GEO Group, Inc.

By Ashley Zavala Spotlight – The Geo Group, Inc. Since his inauguration, President Trump has posted tweets and has implemented executive orders and immigration policies that have been extensively covered by the American news media. With politics so heavily publicized and debated, certain factors often go overlooked, such as how these immigration policies are carried… Keep Reading

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Investing in China in 2018: What Are the Risks?

By Jingchao (Diana) Gong China has been attracting global investors for its growth in recent years. According to data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2016, China made up “28 percent of global GDP growth – a greater share of global growth than the US, Europe and Japan combined.”[1] Meanwhile, many risks exist when investing… Keep Reading

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Politicizing User Information: How Partisan Divisions in Congress Affect Personal Liberties Online

By Jonathan Kwortek Recently, scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm, dominated the news cycle for weeks on end. Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of personal information from Facebook to target individuals with political advertisements[1] compelled Congress to invite Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify. While Republicans’ questioning displayed an interest in the social network’s handling… Keep Reading

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Humanity Aside: Why Employers Should Care About Overseas Filipino Workers’ Welfare

By Krisha Mae Cabrera    “BODY OF OFW FOUND IN FREEZER” — news of the brutal death of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) rattled the Filipino community early in 2018.  Joanna Demafelis was a domestic worker in Kuwait whose body was found in a freezer with signs of torture and strangulation. Though the details surrounding… Keep Reading

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Should the Crypto-Industry be Self-Regulated?

By Conner Morris  Why the Cryptocurrency Market Is Worth Regulating Currently, the market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is around $500 billion, after a significant increase to $630 billion in January 2018.[1] While the industry has been growing steadily over the last few years, in 2017 the digital asset industry exploded – the number of cryptocurrencies… Keep Reading

Posted on in Cybersecurity/Government/Technology

The Effects of China’s New Cybersecurity Law on Multinational Companies

By Mingmei Zhu  China’s Cybersecurity Law became effective on June 1, 2017. It subjects multinational companies to liability or penalty if they endanger China’s network security and personal information. Multinational companies have to comply with certain requirements under the Law, though the Law is unclear in some aspects and should be interpreted in more detail.… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business Organizations/Government

New Chinese Court Decision Recognizing American Judgements Will Have Limited Precedential Effect

By Li Zhongheng The well-established trading relationship between China and the U.S. comes with its fair share of legal disputes. Traditionally, the judgments of American courts have not been enforced in China. However, on June 30, 2017, a Chinese local court issued a court order recognizing and enforcing an American civil money judgment. This decision… Keep Reading

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The Ban that Opened Pandora’s Box: The Impact of “Ban the Box” Ordinances on Employers Nationwide

By Gabriel Mendoza Introduction “Check here if you have a felony conviction.”[1] “Check if you’ve ever been arrested.”[2] “[Check] if you have a criminal record.”[3] Effective January 1, 2018, California joined nine other states—as well as the District of Columbia and thirty U.S. cities and counties—in mandating that both public and private employers remove questions… Keep Reading

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Changes to Trademark Registration in the U.S. After Matal v. Tam

By Yungchao Song  Background on Matal v. Tam In 2006, Simon Shiao Tam, an Asian American, founded an all-Asian rock band named “The Slants.” In 2011, he applied to register “The Slants” as a trademark with the Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”). The PTO denied the application because the mark “The Slants,” as used for… Keep Reading

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Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule and Impact on the Financial Industry

By Kevin Moore Background While the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) well-intentioned adoption of the fiduciary rule for financial professionals arguably protects consumers, the Department’s altruistic motive will do more harm than good by hindering an unsophisticated consumer’s ability to receive adequate financial planning advice. The DOL’s action widens the definition of “investment advice fiduciary” under… Keep Reading

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