• 09.28.22

    New Employment Laws in California

    As the California legislative session ended, several employment-related bills were sent to Governor Gavin Newsom for a signature by September 30.

  • 09.28.22

    NLRB Proposes New Joint Employer Standard

    As promised earlier this year, on September 6, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board released a notice of proposed rulemaking on the standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act.

  • 09.28.22

    Nevada Supreme Court Sides With Employer in Marijuana Dispute

    Demonstrating the challenges of differing state and federal laws with regard to marijuana, the Nevada Supreme Court dismissed a complaint filed by an employee terminated for a positive marijuana test.

  • 09.28.22

    Employer’s Suit Over Employee’s Book Moves Forward

    A federal court permitted a company to bring claims of non-disparagement and defamation against a former employee after he authored a book on workplace bullying—even though the book didn’t name the employer.

  • 09.28.22

    Second Circuit Creates Split on SOX Antiretaliation Claims

    A Sarbanes-Oxley Act antiretaliation claim requires a showing of retaliatory intent, a unanimous panel of the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled, creating a split of authority with the Fifth and Ninth Circuits.

  • 09.26.22

    Addressing Housing Insecurity via Medicaid Managed Care

    With the prices of homes and rentals continuing to climb alongside already high rates of housing insecurity, access to basic, safe, and clean housing is at risk for many people with low incomes across the country.

  • 09.23.22

    First FTSA Class Action Settlement Seeks Approval

    What is believed to be the first settlement under Florida’s mini-Telephone Consumer Protection Act law is seeking judicial approval for a payout of more than $2.5 million.

  • 09.23.22

    Texas Court Finds Private Right of Action for Do Not Call Violation

    A federal court in Texas allowed a plaintiff to bring a claim for a defendant’s failure to maintain a do not call list, joining a growing number of jurisdictions to recognize a private right of action for such a claim under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

  • 09.23.22

    Michigan Considers Mini-TCPA Law

    Following in the footsteps of Florida, Oklahoma and Washington, Michigan is considering its own state analogue of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

  • 09.22.22

    California Enacts Legislation Regulating GAP Waivers

    In an effort to reduce allegedly “unnecessary junk products” sometimes included in automobile financing, on September 14, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 2311, further regulating motor vehicle conditional sales contracts and the terms of guaranteed asset protection ...

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