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North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill” Dealt a Blow as Debate on Transgender Access Continues
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2016

On August 26, 2016, a North Carolina federal judge blocked the University of North Carolina (UNC) from enforcing a state law requiring transgender


ECJ: No Discrimination Claims for Mock Applicants in Europe
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • European Union, Germany, USA
  • September 2 2016

Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the German General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - AGG) the European Court of


Arbitration in Employment Sea Change?: Ninth Circuit Holds Mandatory Class Action Waivers Unlawful
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2016

Can employers still require employees to sign arbitration agreements with class action waivers as a condition of employment? Last week, the Ninth


Right in the breadbasket: Lessons From Early Cases at the Intersection of Noncompetes and the DTSA
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2016

As many TSW readers are aware, 2016 has been a big year for trade secret law, with both the United States and the European Union expanding trade


Final Fair Pay Rules Are Here: Contractors Face Complex Requirements and Challenges with New Reporting Obligations
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2016

The federal government released the final regulations implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order ("EO" hereafter) this week. The


California: Making Arbitration Great Again
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

California’s resistance to the longstanding federal policy favoring arbitration frequently results in public expressions of frustration by the


Life in the Fast Lane: New OSHA Pilot Program Offers Expedited Review of Whistleblower Complaints
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2016

OSHA’s San Francisco region, which includes California, Nevada, and Arizona, launched a new pilot program on August 1, 2016 that would allow


To Free or Not to Free: The DOL’s New Overtime Regulations May Give Employees the Ability to “Unplug”But at What Cost?
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

Today, mobile technology allows many exempt employees to work remotely and perform work outside traditional working hours. Some commentators assert


SEC Bounty Hunters Take Heart: SEC Fines Company $265,000 For Using Severance Agreements That Provided a Waiver of Any Monetary Recovery For Filing a Tip
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

Today, the SEC announced that an Atlanta-based company, BlueLinx Holdings, is settling charges that its severance agreements contained provisions


Sparks Fly in Ninth Circuit’s Nosal II Opinion
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2016

As many loyal TSW readers know, we’ve been watching the ongoing saga involving ex-Korn Ferry recruiter David Nosal wind its way through the courts