January 2014 archive

New Standard for Revenue Recognition is Coming

The final touches are being put on the new single, principles-based standard that will update and converge revenue recognition under the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the International Accounting Standards Board.  The change will impact entities that use US generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) or International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). The new principles-based approach indicates …

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Addressing Judicial Concerns About Consumer Surveys

In the course of affirming the district court’s decision in Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC v. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., 2013 WL 6017396, Judge Posner went a step further.  While upholding the injunction, he ended his assessment with some comments “for future reference” when it comes to consumer surveys offered to demonstrate consumer confusion …

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‘Twas the Season to Pirate New Christmas Movies

When it came to satisfying their craving for Christmas movies, many people took to the internet in 2013 to pirate their favorite seasonal films. The rate by which these movies were downloaded provides one measure of the relative popularity of various Christmas titles. According to recently reported data, which records download counts of 33 pre-selected …

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New Method for Submitting OSHA Whistleblower Complaints

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Whistleblower Protection Program is now accepting whistleblower complaints filed online. The online form can be completed electronically or downloaded and submitted by fax, mail or hand-delivery to a regional office.  The form asks basic information of the employee, including: Contact information; Bargaining unit representative information; Employer and supervisor information; and …

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Most Productive Day of the Week?

According to a recent survey conducted by Accountemps, it is Tuesday.  Thirty-Nine percent of the Human Resources managers interviewed ranked  Tuesday as the most productive day of the week.  The survey was conducted by an independant research firm, with over 300 U.S. Human Resources managers being interviewed at companies with over 20 employees. How did …

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