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Loose Lips Can Constitute Interference with FMLA Leave

USA - March 16 2017 Disclosure of medical confidential information can result in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) interference claim, even when the employer does not

Employee Visa Delays In Store for Employers

USA - March 21 2017 Changes in processing times for H1-B petitions are the latest immigration challenge for employers. Starting April 3, no longer can employers take

Protecting Hotel Brand Standards With Architect Agreements

USA - March 8 2017 What is it that makes a person choose one hotel over another? In many cases, this decision is based on the person's familiarity with the hotel brand

Purchase price adjustments: how true is your true-up?

USA - May 30 2013 A substantial majority of acquisitions involving private targets include uncapped post-closing purchase price adjustments, or "true ups," tied to the

Apologizing for medical injuries...is it protected?

USA - January 22 2014 Under Florida law a person may make an apology to someone injured in an "accident" or to their family without the apology being admissible in court

Proposed Employee Wellness Legislation Might Undermine Protections of GINA

USA - March 28 2017 Employees who don’t want to disclose genetic information about themselves and their families to their employers may have to pay a stiff price for that

Laches Limited To Being An Equitable Defense In Patent Cases

USA - March 28 2017 In SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, the Supreme Court made plain that laches is merely an equitable defense in

Supreme Court Affirms That Designs Of Cheerleading Uniforms Are Copyrightable

USA - March 27 2017 As we previously blogged, the Sixth Circuit held in 2015, that the colors, stripes, chevrons, and similar graphic designs of the plaintiff’s

It’s Audit Season: Have You Audited Your Website’s Accessibility?

USA - March 24 2017 Audit season is in full swing. Businesses now are working with auditors on their tax and other audits to ensure compliance with various financial

Employee Visa Delays In Store for Employers

USA - March 21 2017 Changes in processing times for H1-B petitions are the latest immigration challenge for employers. Starting April 3, no longer can employers take