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Discrimination: Chicago Appellate Court Rules that Sexual Orientation is Sex Discrimination
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 10 2017

After the United States Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015), a person could get married to a same-sex partner on


California Supreme Court rules on fee awards in forum selection clause dismissals
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 10 2017

This past week, the California Supreme Court weighed in on whether trial judges should award attorneys' fees against the losing side where the


Employer Outsmarts Itself and Loses Over $5 Million
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 16 2017

Juanita Berry worked as Vice President of Major Accounts for Telamon Corporation, an Indiana telecommunications company. Using her relationship with


California - Agreed to Arbitrate? Think Again! Which Agreements are Enforceable?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 20 2017

Asking employees to sign an arbitration agreement is becoming more popular among employers in recent years. By signing such an agreement, employees


Scam Targeting Attorneys Causes Big Loss To Bank
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 5 2016

As many attorneys know, attorneys have been the frequent target of scams, such as those promising a big fee to assist in transferring funds to or from


Breaking news - court grants nationwide injunction enjoining implementation and enforcement of final salary level rule
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 23 2016

In a potentially disruptive decision, Judge Amos L. Mazzant issued a permanent injunction that prevents the Department of Labor ("DOL") from


California Employers, Are Your Pay Stubs Compliant?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 4 2016

Many employers rely on their payroll providers to print out proper paychecks and paystubs for employees. Although this most oftentimes gets the job


Employers Beware: New California Legislation to Keep California Employment Disputes in State
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 4 2016

On September 25, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed Senate Bill 1241 ("SB 1241") into law. SB 1241, which becomes effective in January 1


U.S. Federal Judge Refuses to Alter Bankruptcy Orders Protecting Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • South Korea, USA
  • September 26 2016

The federal district court in New Jersey recently denied an appeal by maritime creditors of Hanjin to lift bankruptcy protections and allow arrest of


Emergency Appeal in Hanjin Shipping Case Highlights Disconnect between Bankruptcy and Maritime Law in the United States
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 19 2016

A number of towage and bunker suppliers in the Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. chapter 15 case have requested the intervention of a district court judge to