• 07.31.13

    Online Marketplace For “Used” Digital Music Strikes Discord With The Copyright Act

    A recent decision out of New York illustrates the difficulty that courts in the digital era face in applying laws designed for a brick-and-mortar world.

  • 07.30.13

    In NYC It Pays To Be Sick

    Beginning next year, employees in New York City will be entitled to paid sick leave pursuant to a new, somewhat complex statutory scheme.

  • 07.18.13

    D.C. Circuit Flips DOL’s Flip-Flop On Mortgage Loan officers

    Mortgage loan officers may qualify for the administrative exemption from the overtime wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held July 2, striking down a 2010 Administrator’s Interpretation from the Department of Labor.

  • 07.03.13

    Supreme Court Sides With Employers in Title VII Suits

    Capping off a term of big decisions with employer-friendly results, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two major employment issues in a pair of Title VII cases that determined retaliation claims require plaintiffs to prove their case according to traditional “but for” causation and ...

  • 06.27.13

    Panel Calls For Litigation Reform To Address Patent Trolls

    In a June 18, 2013, panel discussion titled “Trolls, Traders, and Wizards – Understanding the Market for Innovation,” the impact of the recently implemented America Invents Act (AIA), as well as the prospects for even more proposed patent reforms, was debated by leading jurists ...

  • 06.19.13

    Exempt or Nonexempt, That is The Question

    Employers who believe in multitasking could be facing unpaid overtime suits from managers after the California Court of Appeal ruled that a grocery store manager could not simultaneously perform both exempt and nonexempt tasks.

  • 06.18.13

    Time and Tide Wait for No Appellant

    A recent Ninth Circuit decision makes clear that federal appellate procedure adheres to an old maxim: time and tide wait for no man.

  • 06.05.13

    From the Hill: FMLA Amendment and Anti-Arbitration Legislation

    Lawmakers on the Hill are considering two employment-related bills that would make changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act and invalidate pre-dispute arbitration agreements.

  • 05.29.13

    Athletes’ Rights of Publicity Trump First Amendment in Video Game Context

    In a recent 62-page decision by the Third Circuit—obviously intended to give guidance in an unclear area of the law—the rights of publicity of a college athlete in a video game trumped the First Amendment arguments of the video game manufacturer.

  • 05.28.13

    The Transition Is Over: Time For The New I-9

    The transition to the new I-9 form should now be complete for employers, with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) declining to accept old forms after May 7.



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