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immigration typewriter, ab 450, california
In October 2017, California passed the widely publicized Senate Bill 54, the unofficial “sanctuary state” bill, which bars state and... Read More >
 Stoneman Douglas Gun Control NRA funding
This weekend the Stoneman Douglas community rallied in Florida, grieving over Wednesday's attack in Parkland which was the deadliest US school... Read More >
Mueller Russian 2016 Election Interference Indictment Election Rally
Robert Mueller’s office released 37 page  indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three Russian organizations for interference in the... Read More >
highway, infrastructure plan
Earlier this week, President Trump released the outline of his infrastructure plan, which includes over three dozen proposals intended to reduce... Read More >
Solar panels, Energy Storage, California
Energy storage has frequently been cited as the critical missing link in an electric infrastructure designed to maximize the benefits of cheap,... Read More >
Amazon, Pesticide, CAFO
On February 14, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Amazon Services LLC (Amazon) entered into a Consent Agreement and Final... Read More >
ADA, house vote, compliance, lawsuits, barriers
On Feb. 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the ADA Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620). H.R. 620 is intended to address the increasing... Read More >
Ivanka Trump, Marco Rubio, paid time off, social security benefits
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and first daughter Ivanka Trump have teamed up to develop a paid parental leave program in the United States.... Read More >
cybersecurity, cftc, private information loss
This past week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) settled an enforcement action in... Read More >
glass ceiling, sex discrimination, EEOC, glass ceiling defenses, class action, individual lawsuit
Despite significant gains made by women and minorities across corporate America, a stubborn glass... Read More >
funding, Eb-5,pilot program, short term, long-term resolution
Congress recently passed and President Trump signed a comprehensive two-year defense spending... Read More >
retirement, 401(k) plans, bipartisan bill, shutdown
Just a few weeks ago, the federal government avoided a potentially lengthy government shutdown when... Read More >

Federal Court News

litigation, business judgment rule, "good faith", reasonable inquiries, escape liability

I last wrote about FDIC v. Ching, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92687 (E.D. Cal. July 8, 2014) in July of 2014...

jail officer, unfair treatment, contemporaneous records, discrimination claim

A case involving a former jail officer shows how keeping detailed, contemporaneous records of complaints of discrimination and unfair treatment can help defend against employee claims.

A federal jury...

federal judge, unincorporated associations, veil piercing

Last August, I published this post about the Fourth District Court of Appeal's decision allowing reverse veil...

look back period, repeat violation, OSHA, excavation standard

The Second Circuit offered no valentines to employers on Wednesday when it affirmed a citation issued to Triumph Construction Corporation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for a repeat violation of an...

State Court News

CBA, restatement, reporting, SEC

California's Accountancy Act requires licensees to report to the California Board of Accountancy, among other things, "Any restatement of a financial statement and related disclosures by...

California, "regular officer", definition, statute

California declares it unlawful for any person to engage in the business of, act in the capacity of, advertise as, or assume to act as a real estate broker or a real estate salesperson within California without first obtaining...

immigration, USCIS, inspection, compliance form, 72-hour notice

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has released a template notice form to help employers comply with the posting requirements under California Labor Code section 90.2(a)(1), also known as the Immigrant Worker Protection...


disability, reasonable accommodation, employer, occupational health, unreasonable employee

The duty on a UK employer to make reasonable adjustments applies only when it knows or ought to know about an employee’s disability. Establishing actual knowledge is easy enough, but what about constructive awareness, where the...

Olympics, Shaun White, winter sports, perfect dive

In the context of sports, should it be possible to attain a “perfect” score? Put differently, is a judge or panel of judges ever justified in awarding the maximum score possible? Such questions are relevant to a great many...

parliament, minimum wage act, increase

Following the Chancellor’s announcement in November’s budget regarding changes to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates, the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2018 have now been laid before...