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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 >
ACA, CMS, hardship, marketplace, grandmothered
On Monday, CMS published a number of policies changing the dynamics of the individual market, including the Benefit and Payment Parameters for... Read More >
water, California, EPA, CAA
In 2012, California, the Obama Administration, and major US automakers agreed (2012 Agreement) to nearly double fuel efficiency fleet-wide by 2025,... Read More >
uber logo, ftc, data breach
The FTC withdrew its August 2017 administrative complaint and proposed consent agreement with Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) and issued a revised... Read More >
man and woman talking, poaching employees, doj
On April 3, 2018, the Antitrust Division of the U.S Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it... Read More >
cuba, america, puzzle,
Soon after Fidel Castro overthrew the government of Cuba to found a communist state in 1959, Cuba... Read More >
new road, doj, environment, memoranda
In recent months, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ” or the “Department”) has issued a series of... Read More >
people with cell phones, fcc, ftc, robocalls
As we previously reported, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission... Read More >
sec gold logo, fees, ocie
On April 12, 2018, the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") issued a... Read More >

Federal Court News

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...

international research company, cancer company, proposition 65, foreign company

More than a half-century ago, the World Health Assembly established the International Agency for Research on Cancer as the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization.  Although headquartered in Lyon, France, the...

equal pay act, wage gap, 'factors other than sex'

On April 9, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Rizo v. Yovino, holding that employers cannot consider an employee’s prior salary either alone or in combination with other factors to...

pizza, bankruptcy

This week, Massachusetts-based pizza chain Bertucci’s filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Delaware (seeking joint administration under case No. 18-10894). Bertucci’s operates 59 stores, 29 of which it plans to...

baby bottle, baby formula, organic

The Second Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a class action asserting state law claims that a manufacturer falsely advertised its baby formula as organic.  In doing so, the appellate court agreed with the district...

gender, pay disparity, 7th circuit, 9th circuit, split

On April 9, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Rizo v. Yovino, which held that salary history may not be used...

State Court News

New Mexico, tax, GILTI, state tax, federal tax

Earlier this month, the New Mexico Administrative Hearings Office issued an opinion that addressed the questions on the minds of many state tax professionals in the wake of federal tax reform: under what circumstances can a...

massachusetts, state, noncompete

This Blog has previously covered the six non-compete bills that were introduced in the Massachusetts Legislature in 2017. On April 17, 2018, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development submitted a revised bill, ...

businessman, bid expediting

Last week, the Rand Corporation, which just completed an analysis of the federal bid-protest system, announced that one thing...


ico, blockchain, compliance, information sheet, issuers

On 16 April 2018, representatives from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) and the Australian Tax Office (ATO) convened in Melbourne and...

chemicals, EU, ECHA

On April 4, 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that it has launched a public consultation on its ...

money in pocket, china, argentina, corruption

China and Argentina passed anti-corruption laws that went into effect recently.

On March 20, 2018, China passed a new law creating the National Supervisory Counsel (NSC). Creation of this new state...