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Saved - Or Sunk - By the Job Description?
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2017

A job description identifying essential job functions can be an employer’s best friendif drafted correctly. Two recent cases illustrate the

DOL Withdraws Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Administrator’s Interpretations
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • June 9 2017

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced on June 7, 2017, the immediate withdrawal of two Wage and Hour Division Administrator’s

Retreat: Secretary Of Labor Withdraws Expansive Informal Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2017

With little fanfare or explanation, US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced on June 7, 2017 the withdrawal of the US Department of Labor’s

Circuit Court Rejects Attack On NLRB’s New Witness Rule
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2017

During the last several years, the NLRB has overturned a great deal of existing precedent. Among other changes, the Board has required bargaining over

Supreme Court to Patent Holders: Sell Product Anywhere, Exhaust Patent Rights Everywhere
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 1 2017

Reversing long-standing Federal Circuit precedent, the United States Supreme Court has now held that a patentee extinguishes its patent

Eighth Circuit grants slight reprieve to mother of transgender son in ACA discrimination suit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2017

The Eighth Circuit upheld dismissal of Title VII claims challenging an employee benefit plan’s blanket transgender exclusion because the exclusion

Substantive Consolidation of Non-Debtors-Standing and Notice Issues
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2017

U.S. courts generally agree that the substantive consolidation should be applied sparingly, and even more so when substantive consolidation of debtors

Venue in ANDA Litigation: Will TC Heartland Cause a Sea Change or Just a Drop in the Bucket?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2017

Less than two months after oral argument, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision on Monday, May 22, 2017, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods

California Court of Appeal Holds That Employer Can Compel Arbitration Under Agreement Between Staffing Agency and Temporary Worker
  • Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo
  • USA
  • May 26 2017

On May 16, 2017, the Court of Appeals held that a company that obtains workers from a temporary staffing agency can enforce the arbitration agreement

Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Pursue Claim that Was Discovered After Bankruptcy Filing
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

Recently, we discussed a decision from the U.S. District Court for the District Columbia that considered whether a former employee’s failure to