April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018

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Macy's, disability discrimination
Retailer Refused to Excuse Asthmatic Employee's One-Day Absence and Fired Her, Federal Agency Charged CHICAGO - Macy's will pay a former... Read More >
Hiring, job interview, criminal history
A provision in the Massachusetts criminal justice reform law signed by Governor Charlie Baker amends the state’s restrictions on the questions... Read More >
farm bill, agriculture committee, pesticide, endangered species, CWA
On April 12, 2018, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-Texas) released the Committee’s draft Farm Bill reauthorization, the... Read More >
transgender, lgbt, title vii
In a landmark ruling, a federal court judge in Texas issued an opinion holding—unequivocally—that Title VII protects transgender... Read More >
marijuana, medical use, abuse, abuse potential, thc, treaty, international
The Food and Drug Administration requested comments in a notice published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2018 concerning the “abuse... Read More >
airplane, Boeing, Southwest, Passenger, death, Pennsylvania, NTSB, inspection
A woman was killed on April 17, 2018 after a jet engine apparently exploded in mid-air and its shrapnel reportedly crashed through her window on a... Read More >
immigration law book, civil deportation
The Immigration and Nationality Act provides that any alien convicted of an “aggravated felony” after entering the United States is... Read More >
spy, bipa, illinois
We have written before about the issues presented by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 Ill. Comp Stat. 14/1 (“BIPA”).... Read More >
EPA, rulemaking, OMB, proposed, federal register
On April 19, 2018, the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory... Read More >
tribal rights, treaty, litigation, justices
The Supreme Court heard arguments Apr. 18 in Washington v. United States. The State of Washington... Read More >
NCAA, commission, corruption, changes, NBA, relationships, scholastic
An overhaul is on the way for men’s college basketball. The NCAA’s Commission on College Basketball... Read More >
auto loan, indirect lenders, CFPB guidance, fair lending standards
On April 18, the Senate narrowly passed a resolution to roll back certain guidance issued by the... Read More >
AV, SELF drive, China, US, EU, GDPR, CFIUS
Given the pace of change in the automotive industry and related technologies, combined with... Read More >

Federal Court News

janitor, restrictive covenant, non-compete, Illinois

We non-compete lawyers often rely on an old rule of thumb when analyzing the enforceability of a non-compete: if the restriction is so broad that it would even prohibit an employee from working as a janitor for a competitor,...

patent, berkheimer, material fact, determination, USPTO

As announced in a Federal Register Notice dated April 20, 2018, the USPTO has issued a new memorandum to the Examining Corps providing supplemental patent eligibility examination guidance under Berkheimer, a Federal...

online gaming, free-play casino, Washington, Big Fish Gaming

Virtually every significant gaming operator in the United States has some form of “free to play” online casino offering. Because no purchase is necessary to play (no consideration) and no valuable prizes are offered (i.e., you...

opt-in plaintiff, class action, FLSA claim, conditional plaintiff

It is a party that most employers don’t believe is a lot of fun: a FLSA collective action party.  In a case of first impression, the Eleventh Circuit addressed the question of whether an opt-in plaintiff is required to do...

State Court News

litigation, one member, LLC, formation,

When faced with someone who is blowing things out of proportion, one response might be "Don't make a federal case out of this!"  Sometimes, it may not even be possible to make a federal case.  The reason is that federal courts...

right to disconnect, NYC, pending legislation, 24-hour, "in case of emergency" provision

If a proposed law is enacted by the New York City Council, employers would be prohibited from requiring employees to check and respond to email or other electronic communications during non-work hours. The bill allows for...

sexual harassment, California, bills, pending passage

Several significant employment law bills relating to sexual harassment are pending before the California legislature which could significantly affect employer practices.



unfair pricing, CJEU, competition, unfair advantage

On 19 April 2018, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) issued its ...

EU, member states, cooperation, ITS, reporting, BRRD

On April 17, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its draft implementing technical standards (ITS) on reporting for resolution plans under the EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD).

investment firms, ECON, EP, EU, third-party financial institutions

On April 13, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) published a draft report, featuring the European Parliament legislative resolution with ECON’s amendments to a proposal regarding the...