Business Briefs – May 29, 2016

Air Travelers Get a Break From Long Security Lines

ATLANTA (AP) – Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.

As the busy summer travel season kicked off, the federal Transportation Security Administration tried to offer travelers some relief after weeks of slow-moving lines blamed on an increase in the number of air travelers and a shortage of TSA security officers.

A TSA spokesman said the extra dogs would remain well beyond the holiday.

Lager Law: Attorneys’ Guild Formed For Craft Brewers, Others

DETROIT (AP) – A legal trade group has been formed for the makers of craft beer and other alcoholic beverages, recognizing the rapid rise of the industry and a desire to deal with a thick brew of regulations across the U.S.

The Craft Beverage Lawyers Guild launched this week to represent mainly small, independent breweries, but also wineries and distilleries. The guild’s governing committee consists of about a dozen lawyers specializing in the craft beverage industry, including attorneys working directly for some of the nation’s biggest brewpubs and microbreweries.

EU Launches Effort Against ‘Grey Economy’ of Undeclared Work

BRUSSELS (AP) – The European Union is launching an effort to contain the so-called “grey economy” of undeclared and untaxed work.

In the grey economy, workers are often required to work long hours at low pay in unhealthy conditions. The evasion of taxes on labor, meanwhile, undermines Europe’s efforts to sustain a welfare system. Under its new plan, the EU will seek to exchange best practices to combat undeclared work among the 28 member states and boost common projects.

Company Recalls Spill-Proof Cups Due to Risk of Mold

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 3 million spill-proof cups for children between 4 and 12 months old are being recalled by Mayborn USA because of the risk of mold that could cause sickness.

Ingestion of the mold can cause gastrointestinal symptoms and infections in those with compromised immune systems. Mayborn has received more than 3,000 reports of mold in the removable, one-piece, opaque valve of the cups, including 68 reports of children experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or other symptoms associated with drinking from a cup with mold in the valve.

This recall involves five types of spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups, all with a removable, one-piece white valve.

Google-Backed Magic Leap Alleges Workers Stole Its Secrets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Artificial reality startup Magic Leap is accusing two Silicon Valley employees of stealing the closely guarded secrets behind its technological tricks.

The allegations of betrayal and skullduggery surfaced in a lawsuit that Magic Leap filed late Thursday in federal court after the two workers, Gary Bradski and Adrian Kaehler, sued the company for wrongful termination earlier this week. An attorney for Bradski and Kaehler denied the company’s allegations.

The legal tussle over intellectual property and stock options highlights the rising stakes in artificial reality as more technology companies bet it will produce the industry’s next big breakthroughs.