Entries by Eric Spengler

Matthew Chambers earns Certified Information Privacy Professional in Europe (CIPP/E) certification for GDPR compliance

Spengler & Agans is pleased to announce that Matthew Chambers, the firm’s intellectual property and information privacy attorney, has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional in European data protection law (CIPP/E) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). “We congratulate Matthew on his dedication and achievements in the rapidly evolving area of privacy […]

Overtime pay expanded to 1 million salaried workers

Recent changes to overtime pay announced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) could affect your right to overtime pay, or your business’s obligation to pay your employees for overtime. New overtime rules for salaried, white-collar employees Before explaining the new proposed rule, I should note as a starting point that salaried employees are entitled […]

Fraud and the Fyre Festival Part 1: A legal analysis of the world’s worst music festival

“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” So instructs Hanlon’s razor, a philosophical guide for eliminating unlikely explanations for human behavior. This aphorism was top of mind when I sat down last weekend to watch Netflix’s popular new documentary, Fyre Festival: The Greatest Party that Never Happened. The Fyre Festival […]

One small mistake with prepaid services can cost businesses millions

In the new “on demand” economy, subscription-based revenue models, or subscription plans, have grown in popularity. Think of Netflix, Dollar Shave Club, Blue Apron, and what feels like hundreds of monthly “boxes” delivering everything from clothing, to vinyl records, to wine. But not all subscription plans are created equally under the law. Businesses also are […]