We are happy to once again be a sponsor of the Paso Robles Rotary Winemakers’ Cookoff. This is a really fun event and should be on your calendar every year.
The Paso Robles Rotary brings top winemakers together to compete to see who is the best chef.
The 18th Annual Winemakers’ Cookoff will be held Aug. 13, 2016, from 6-9 p.m. at the Paso Robles Event Center. See their website for tickets and more information.
And we’ll see you there!
A Tale of Two Tricky (and Sometimes Dangerous) Dilemmas
Recently, I gave a webinar on establishing eligibility and procedures for taking sabbaticals and unpaid leaves of absence through Lorman Education Services. I thought some of the information I discussed might be of interest to our clients in the San Luis Obispo area, many of whom are cutting edge technology companies. This blog post will focus on sabbaticals, which are gaining popularity as companies struggle to recruit and retain talented, top-notch employees.
Members of the Carmel & Naccasha team started their Sunday morning with a run through the Talley Vineyards at the 23rd Annual Marianne Talley Fun Run. We had a great time and can’t wait to see you there next year. Thanks to the Talley Family for being such great hosts.
My previous post was regarding cybersecurity and some of the dangers lurking behind our widely-used “secure” technologies and authentication systems. A related issue is what you, as a business owner, chief technology officer or other data collector, must do to advise customers and other users of your website of your privacy policies and procedures – in short, how are you going to protect their identities, credit card information and other personal data you collect? This post will address what is legally required of you if you collect any sort of data, as well as the question of whether you need to implement Terms and Conditions. Hint: the answer is yes!
The primary federal agency that regulates and implements rules and regulations related to data privacy is the Federal Trade Commission, but other federal and state laws and acts have provisions that impose requirements on certain persons and businesses. For example, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2001, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, the Computer Security Act of 1997 and the Consumer Credit Reporting Control Act all have laws relating to data privacy. The bottom line is that you must know and comply with federal laws as well as the laws of your state.
You agree not to misuse Acme Company’s services (“Services”) or help anyone else to do so. For example, you must not even try to do any of the following in connection with the Services:
breach or otherwise circumvent any security or authentication measures; or
violate the privacy or infringe the rights of others.
Terms and Conditions can and should be specialized to your unique business activities. In other words, copying one from another website, changing a few words and posting it is not the best means of implementing your Terms and Conditions.
The information contained in this article does not constitute legal advice and neither the author nor Carmel & Naccasha make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information contained herein. Your access or reading of the article and/or your following of any of the suggestions contained herein do not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the author or you and Carmel & Naccasha LLP.
I recently had the privilege of attending a TED talk-style seminar on cybersecurity at my alma mater, UCLA. The information I learned at this session certainly gave me pause, and I was anxious to share the information I learned with our clients and other readers of our blog. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the lively discussion was the panelists – one, the former general counsel of the National Security Agency (“NSA”) and the other, a benevolent hacker.
Carmel & Naccasha Managing Partner Ziyad Naccasha recently attended ‘A Conversation with…Bill Swanson’ hosted by the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.
A Cal Poly magna cum laude industrial engineering graduate, Mr. Swanson retired as the CEO of Raytheon Corporation in 2014 after 42-plus years with the company.
Renee Mosier, wife of Carmel & Naccasha partner Dallas Mosier, was asked to speak at Good Morning SLO in May. Renee spoke about the ‘cash mob’ she has organized to help local businesses. She alerts a group of people (friends, family, business associates, and their invitees) to meet at a local business at a specified time and date. The ‘mob’ shops, eats, drinks, and generally get to know the business. As a secondary benefit, the gatherings can provide social and business networking opportunities for the attendees.
Renee was asked to speak about her experience in hopes that more people would create similar groups and help their favorite local businesses. Great job Renee!
Carmel & Naccasha was pleased to sponsored a table at the 2016 State of the North County event on May 13, 2016. Interesting talks by Pat Mullen of PG&E, new Paso City Manager Tom Frutchey, Atascadero City Manager Rachelle Rickard, Stirling Price of Atascadero State Hospital, Mayor Tom O’Malley of Atascadero and Mayor Steve Martin of Paso Robles. Mark Lisa of Twin Cities Community Hospital was an entertaining master of ceremonies.
Thanks to the Paso Robles and Atascadero Chambers of Commerce for organizing such an informative event. Lots of things happening in the North County and we are glad to be a part of it.