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Takeaways from the EEOC’s Loss of Noteworthy Transgender Rights Case

USA - September 20 2016 Since the EEOC first ruled in 2012 that discrimination based on transgender status constitutes sex discrimination in violation of Title VII, the EEOC

Trade Dress Claim Based on Shoe’s Rectangular Metal Toe Plate Booted by SDNY

USA - September 21 2016 The Southern District of New York recently booted shoe manufacturer LVL XIII Brands, Inc.’s trade dress infringement suit against Louis Vuitton

Proposed Workforce Housing Ordinance Could Significantly Impact Residential Development in Miami-Dade County

USA - September 15 2016 County Commissioner Barbara Jordan has proposed a workforce housing ordinance (Ordinance) which would require developers to provide workforce housing

Zika and the Workplace: What Employers Must Know

USA - August 15 2016 With 413 Zika virus cases confirmed in 34 of Florida’s 67 counties as of August 15, it’s clear that it is spreading. Employers should take steps now

Employees have a (limited) duty of loyalty under Florida law

USA - December 11 2012 It has long been established under Florida law that employees have a duty of loyalty to their employer

CMS Postpones Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services

USA - September 25 2016 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would postpone the initiation of the CMS Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home

Trade Dress Claim Based on Shoe’s Rectangular Metal Toe Plate Booted by SDNY

USA - September 21 2016 The Southern District of New York recently booted shoe manufacturer LVL XIII Brands, Inc.’s trade dress infringement suit against Louis Vuitton

Takeaways from the EEOC’s Loss of Noteworthy Transgender Rights Case

USA - September 20 2016 Since the EEOC first ruled in 2012 that discrimination based on transgender status constitutes sex discrimination in violation of Title VII, the EEOC

Proposed Workforce Housing Ordinance Could Significantly Impact Residential Development in Miami-Dade County

USA - September 15 2016 County Commissioner Barbara Jordan has proposed a workforce housing ordinance (Ordinance) which would require developers to provide workforce housing

Hope for Employers: Court Says Home Health Aides Can’t Bring Collective Action

USA - September 12 2016 Courts have been quick to allow one employee claiming to be due overtime to sue on behalf of others in the same job category by certifying a