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U.S. Supreme Court Again Strikes Down California Arbitration Restrictions
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 27 2016

By reputation, California is known as more protective of consumers than most states. One result is the reluctance of California courts to enforce


Business Immigration Weekly for January 29, 2016
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

On Saturday, the U.S. District Court granted the Department of Homeland Security's request that the invalidation of its STEM OPT 2008 final rule set


Employment - A Limitation on the Enforceability of Forum-Selection Clauses in California
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

In Verdugo v. Alliantgroup, a California case decided on May 28, 2015, employer Alliantgroup sought to enforce a forum-selection clause located in an


Labor - Risk Management for Union Avoidance
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

As companies enter 2016, risk management includes analyzing the company's vulnerability to a union organizing campaign and its ability to take


DOS Issues Cable on H-1B Change of Worksite Provisions
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 8 2016

The Department of State (DOS) has issued a cable on the precedential decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC. The cable reiterates the USCIS


"Mere Continuation" Doctrine Applied to Transfer Liability to Successor Entity
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 23 2015

It is an often-cited principle that an entity that purchases the assets of another entity is not liable for the debts and liabilities of the


Employment - Overtime Rule to Be Finalized in July 2016
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 9 2015

In August 2015, we reported that the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued a Proposed Rule that seeks to increase the salary level required before


Labor - Employment Policies that Sink the Ship of State
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 9 2015

Does a company's confidentiality provision or agreement mention personnel documents? Does the employee handbook prohibit employees from talking about


Requirements contract or not? Courts disagree
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 7 2015

A contract for the sale of goods should state a quantity to be enforceable. (Uniform Commercial Code Article 2-201). Article 2 of the UCC permits a


I-94 for refugees automated
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 20 2015

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced last week that it has started automating the Form I-94 for refugees. Previously, refugees were