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Supreme Court overturns Sixth Circuit ruling exempting certain severance payments from FICA

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2014

On March 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States (the "Supreme Court") voted unanimously to overturn the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (the

Employers cautioned to review disclosures for FCRA compliance

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2014

Employers have long been under an obligation to provide employees and prospective employees with prior written notice that a credit report - a

Delay in Supreme Court review of D.R. Horton continues to cost employers enforcing arbitration agreements

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2014

Readers of our series of posts on D.R. Horton will recall our prediction that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) would continue

Products and mass torts: 2014 industry group developments

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 13 2014

2014 is expected to see significant legal developments for products manufacturers across industries. Noteworthy issues to watch for the following

Hospital and partially-owned entity held to be incapable of conspiring under the antitrust laws

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 13 2014

On January 22, 2014, a federal judge in the Southern District of Mississippi dismissed a hospital's antitrust lawsuit against a competing hospital

Ninth Circuit reinstates FCRA claim

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2014

In Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that a plaintiff had Article III standing to pursue a claim

Supreme Court approves plan-imposed statute of limitations

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2014

Both the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States have recently ruled that ERISA does not bar

College football and labor law? Let the debate begin

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2014

A group of football players at Northwestern University has teamed with the United Steelworkers Union and formed a labor union, the College Athletes

Rigid application of light-duty policy may discriminate against pregnant employees

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 29 2014

A federal court recently ruled that an employer's rigid application of its light-duty policy could be used as evidence of pregnancy discrimination

NLRB continues to strike down arbitration agreements

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 24 2014

Readers of a previous post will recall that in December 2013, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the view of the National Labor Relations