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EEOC and NLRB Continue to Focus on Employers’ Use of Social Media
At a panel discussion held on November 12, 2014, NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin, NLRB Member Harry Johnson, III, and EEOC... Read More >
Can You Be For Fired For Doing "The Chicken Dance" at Work
It is challenging to find a blog idea involving employment law and turkey (search engines come up with articles on the employment laws of Turkey).... Read More >
EPA Amends CSAPR Compliance Dates and Allowance Allocations to Comply with Court
In response to the recent United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s (D.C. Circuit or Court) order, the United... Read More >
UK Employment Alert: Restrictive Covenants: An Important Reminder for Employers
The UK Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in Rodgers v Sunrise Brokers LLP [2014] EWCA Civ 1373, a case in which the High Court ruled... Read More >
A Pyrrhic Victory? The Impact of Today’s District Court Decision on Electioneeri
A U.S. District Court judge today vacated an FEC regulation that limited the degree to which corporations and labor unions must disclose their donors... Read More >
Energy and Environment Law Update: Week of 11/24/2014
Energy and Climate Debate Prior to recessing for the Thanksgiving holiday, the House and Senate both took several votes and introduced numerous... Read More >
Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace – The Supreme Court Weighs In on Emplo
In our previous blog post, we discussed and detailed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the stringent Enforcement Guidelines distributed... Read More >
FAA Lifts Age Restrictions for Airline Pilot Crew Pairings on International Flig
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it will no longer enforce its requirement that airline pilots aged 60 and over, who are the... Read More >
Good(s) Intentions – What's Enough to Establish Bona Fide Intent to Use?
When used effectively, brand and merchandise licensing can increase the value of a brand by... Read More >
FTC Alleges TRUSTe’s Certified Privacy Seals Misled Consumers
Last week, TRUSTe, Inc. (“TRUSTe”) settled Federal Trade Commission (“FTC... Read More >
Message to Retailers: Be Prepared for Holiday Shopping Rush
Henry Chajet
OSHA and the National Retail Federation (NRF) have issued guidelines for retailers to assure the... Read More >
Variety of Prescription Medications
Anti-Cancer, Inc. v. Pfizer, Inc., et al. Addressing the issue of when it is appropriate to issue... Read More >
President Obama Authorizes Indemnification for USAID Contractors Combatting Ebol
Companies contracting with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to... Read More >

Federal Court News

USDOL Regulatory Agenda Indicates Delay In New White Collar Exemption Rules

In its new regulatory agenda, the Department of Labor has indicated that its proposed rules remaking the traditional FLSA “white collar” exemptions in response to ...

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IRIS Corp. v. Japan Airlines Corp.; SecurityPoint Holdings, Inc. v. TSA

Addressing the jurisdiction of a patent infringement claim against the U.S. government, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

District Court Orders NLRB Regional Director to Pay Over $55,000 in Attorneys’ F

A U.S. District Court Judge in Arizona has ordered the National Labor Relations Board’s Regional Director in Phoenix, acting on behalf of the Board, to pay $55,000 in attorneys’ fees to an employer sued for a...


Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Teva Pharms USA, Inc.

Declining to reconsider its panel decision holding that a pharmaceutical was obvious where a skilled artisan would have altered the lead prior art compound...

DHS Secretary Extends Temporary Protected Status to Nationals of Liberia, Guinea

The Ebola virus pandemic in West Africa has precipitated an expansion of the United States’ Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation, as ...

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DietGoal Innovations LLC v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

Addressing the issue of whether the court was bound by another court’s holding that a patent was invalid for being directed to patent-ineligible...

State Court News

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Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on November 17, 2014:

  • On November 17, 2014 at 46 N.J.R. 2262-2269, the State Board...

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As of January 1, 2015, the recently enacted pregnancy accommodation amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) will go into effect, requiring many Illinois employers to update or...

Man Taking Oath in Court

Twice this year, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that a party may be required to produce for inspection an otherwise privileged document used to refresh a witness’s recollection prior to...


Canadian Real Estate Brokerage Expands U.S. Reach Through South Florida Purchase
by: Melissa C. Pallett-Vasquez and David De La Flor of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

Canadian Real Estate Brokerage Avison Young, Inc. recently expanded its U.S. reach when it announced last week that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Miami-based commercial real estate brokerage and property...

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by: Rob Collier-Wright of Greenberg Traurig, LLP

The British Government has recently published its response to a consultation onwithout also advertising them in Great Britain and in English.

The present legislation regulating British...

by: Neil Ray and Jiamu Sun of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP


On November 17, 2014, China and Australia completed their negotiations for a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (“ChAFTA”) by signing a Declaration of Intent which...