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Can Your Non-Union Workers Strike? Yes, They Can

USA - January 28 2016 If your employees don’t have a union and they stop working, can you discipline them? In a recent decision, an Administrative Law Judge for the

Business Method and Software Patent Eligibility: Australian and U.S. Standards

Australia, USA - January 28 2016 This is the first of a two-part series comparing Australian and U.S. law and will focus on software and computer-related inventions. While U.S

Claiming Software as a Product not as a Process

USA - January 1 2016 Software patent applications present pitfalls not present for other inventions, because software is intangible. To pass muster in the USPTO, software

Hands Tied: Patenting Diagnostic Inventions Remain a Difficult Task

USA - February 2 2016 What does the Federal Circuit really think about the Supreme Court’s recent 101 jurisprudence? The denial of the petition for rehearing en banc in

New HOA Decision by Nevada Supreme Court Indicates Continued Litigation to Save First Liens

USA - January 29 2016 As the lending community is well aware, the mortgage industry in the state of Nevada remains in flux. Nevada continues to deal with the aftermath of

Antideficiency Protection Applies to Both Short Sales and Foreclosure Sales

USA - February 5 2016 In January, the Supreme Court of California affirmed the Court of Appeal’s application of Code of Civil Procedure section 580b and held that the

Interacting with Settlement Agents to Ensure TRID Compliance

USA - February 4 2016 Last October, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new integrated mortgage disclosure rule under the Truth in Lending Act and the Real

CFPB Blogs that References to Consumer Reporting “Agencies” and Credit “Bureaus” are Confusing to Consumers

USA - February 3 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) posted guidance on its blog on January 27, 2016 reminding consumers of their right to obtain a free

Get Ready to Share More: EEO-1 Soon to Require More on Pay and Wages

USA - February 3 2016 The EEOC has proposed a new rule to revise the federal EEO-1 form to include employee pay data on filings beginning September 30, 2017. EEO-1s would

So Nice, You’re Considered Employed Twice: DOL on Joint Employment

USA - February 2 2016 On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division issued an Administrator’s Interpretation that provides fresh