August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016

August 22, 2016


Patent, Brexit and Patent Law: What You Need to Know
Now that some time has passed since the Brexit vote, some of the ways in which the vote is likely to impact British patent law are becoming clearer.... Read More >
Verification, Expired Form I-9: What Employers Need to Know About Proposed Smarter Form
Employment eligibility verification requirements originated in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, requiring employers to complete the... Read More >
visa, H-1B, USCIS, AILA, AIC
Late this spring, two lawsuits were filed against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)... Read More >
SEC, books
SEC Cracks Down on Anti-Whistleblower Provisions Our top story: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cracks down on anti-whistleblower... Read More >
Mosquito, Zika Virus
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued “interim guidance” to provide employers and workers information and advice... Read More >
whistleblower, SEC, Deutsche Bank
Eric Ben-Artzi, a former risk officer at Deutsche Bank, blew the whistle on colleagues’ fraudulently inflating the value of the bank’s... Read More >
UK Employment Appeals Tribunals
In the case of McTigue v. University Hospitals Bristol NHS, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) concluded that an agency worker that made a... Read More >
Federal Banking Regulators Update CRA Guidance for CDFIs and Historic Tax Credits
The OCC, Federal Reserve and FDIC recently adopted final revisions to the Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment (Q&A... Read More >
drone, FAA, IACRA
Starting on Aug. 29, if you look up, you might spot a drone. The new Small Unmanned Aircraft... Read More >
Money, OFAC Announced Settlement Agreements with Two Companies for Iran and Sudan Sanctions Violations
US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control announced settlement agreements with two different... Read More >
silver whistle, DOL, western region
Agency allows complainants to request judicial review to speed process The U.S. Department of Labor... Read More >
San Diego Minimum Wage
On August 3, 2016, the San Diego City Council approved the Implementing Ordinance for San Diego's... Read More >
football helmet, brain injury, sport concussion
A new study published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation calls into question whether... Read More >

Federal Court News

woman in wheelchair, ADA, EEOC

This past May the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published guidance on leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guidance reiterated the EEOC’s...

finger pointing at patent, PTAB, gederal circuit

A recent decision by the Federal Circuit suggests that relying on “common sense” in analyzing whether a patent is obvious in view of prior art cannot always be based on common sense alone.  In a decision providing practitioners...

union stamp, graduate assistants, nlrb

In yet another precedent overturning decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled on Aug. 23 that student assistants at Columbia University could form a union under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The...

NLRB, Failure to Bargain Over Non-Compete Agreement Violated NLRA, But Confidentiality Provision Lawful (Surprise!)

A company’s requirement that new employees represented by a union sign a non-compete and confidentiality agreement (NCCA) as a condition of employment violated the National Labor Relations Act...

Affair, Sixth Circuit Allows Lawsuit to Proceed Against Electronic Monitoring Software Company

In a 2-1 decision on August 16, the Sixth Circuit refused to dismiss a claim against the maker of an online surveillance tool for wiretapping...

Ninth Circuit joins Seventh Circuit in holding that class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act and therefore are unenforceable.


State Court News

fantasy football, DFS, new york

Just days after a New York State’s Daily Fantasy Sports law was passed, the New York Gaming Commission...

Gaming, Fantasy Sports Bill Proposed for Nevada

On August 23, 2016, the two largest Daily Fantasy Sports (“DFS”) operators, DraftKings and Fan Duel, will be presenting their proposed Nevada daily fantasy sports legislation...

City of Chicago, Will Require Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

The City of Chicago has passed a bill that will require Chicago employers to provide to full-time and part-time employees at least five days of paid sick leave per year. Employers have time to...


uk button, AMG

The GC100 and Investor Group have recently published updated directors’ remuneration reporting guidance to reflect the changes in practice since their...

On 6 July 2016, the US Treasury Department’s Offce of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added Kim Jong Un and 10 high-ranking officials of the North Korean government, and five...

UK, piggy bank

So there it is – to no-one’s really very great surprise, the UK Government consultation document on the simplification of the tax and National Insurance treatment of...