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Hershey's, Hershey Company Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination
SEATTLE - Global candy manufacturer The Hershey Company violated federal law when it refused to accommodate an employee with a disability and chose... Read More >
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The Court’s decision leaves in place the relevant parts of a July 13 decision by a federal district judge in Hawaii finding the administration... Read More >
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An employee fired after she tested positive for marijuana on a test administered in the hiring process should be able to proceed with her “... Read More >
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In a two-paragraph statement released on Friday, July 14, the Trump administration agreed to proceed with finalizing the Bilateral Covered Agreement... Read More >
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An additional 15,000 H-2B visas will be released in response to industry demand. The USCIS will begin accepting petitions on July 19, 2017, for the... Read More >
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On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published another revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility... Read More >
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As previously covered on this blog, on June 16, 2016, the Philadelphia city council voted 13-4 to approve a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax ... Read More >
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Maine recently amended its Pharmacy Practice Act to prevent licensed manufacturers or wholesalers and their agents from offering or giving certain... Read More >
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J.P. Morgan Whistleblowers to Split $61 Million Award The SEC Whistleblower Office is set to... Read More >
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Most states have some form of a tailgating law that requires drivers to maintain a “reasonable and... Read More >
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On July 12, in his first major address since becoming Chairman of the Securities and Exchange... Read More >
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USCIS has issued a new online tutorial for immigrants that will help determine when a Form I-485,... Read More >
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Continuing its annual tradition, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Department of... Read More >

Federal Court News

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The U.S. Supreme Court declined to put an end to long-running antitrust litigation concerning Visa and MasterCard swipe fees. Instead, it left in place a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that...

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Acting US Attorney Joel Levin says the new dedicated unit aims to bring “even greater focus, efficiency, and impact to our efforts in this important area.”

The US Attorney’s Office for...

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Close to ten years have passed since the filing of the chapter 11 cases of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based SemCrude L.P., but this week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a 2015 district court ruling that resolved a dispute...

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For some time now, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been operating with only three members, which is two short of the full five-member panel, but on July 19 there was some progress made toward reaching a full...

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On July 18, 2017, a panel of three judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an order denying petitioners’ Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (...

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Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc.  (06-RC-152861; 365 NLRB No. 107)  Mechanicsburg, PA, July 11, 2017....

State Court News

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Nevada employers must post a notice on the Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act immediately. Governor Brian Sandoval signed the Act into law on June 2, 2017, and the notice provisions took effect upon signing. All other...

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Vermont’s Ban the Box law became effective on July 1, 2017, more than a year after Governor Peter Shumlin signed H. 261.

The law prohibits an employer from requesting “criminal history record...

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Cleveland National Forest Foundation, et al. v. San Diego Association of Governments (2017) __ Cal. 5th __, Supreme Court Case No., S223603

Judicial deference to...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

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On July 17, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a new webpage on passporting under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). Firms are required to make a passporting application under...

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On July 19, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) updated its webpage on the introduction of the commodity derivatives position limits and reporting regime under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require organisations that process European personal data to have a comprehensive compliance program.

The new GDPR, which will replace...