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Ohio Legislature Passes Ban on Local Hiring Requirements
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

On May 11, 2016, the Ohio legislature passed legislation (House Bill 180) to ban residency requirements on public projects in Ohio. The bill was

May 2016 California Employment Law Notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2016

Luis Castro-Ramirez sued his former employer, Dependable Highway Express, Inc., for "associational disability discrimination," failure to prevent

Relator Awarded $66 Million for Revealing Patient Referral Kickback Scheme
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2016

In 2011, a respiratory account manager for Novartis Pharmaceuticals brought a False Claims Act lawsuit against his employer, alleging Novartis

How Should Courts Calculate FCA Double Back Pay Awards?
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2016

A recent False Claims Act decision from the Eastern District of New York held that whistleblowers are entitled to double back pay before the court

U.S. Supreme Court Holds that a Public Employee Can Assert First Amendment Retaliation Claim Based on Employer Perceptions
  • Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
  • USA
  • April 27 2016

On April 26, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that a public agency can incur liability for a First Amendment violation if it demotes or

Seyfarth Submits Comments to U.S. DOL Regarding Proposed Regulations Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2016

Seyfarth Shaw submitted comments on behalf of the Firm and its clients responding to the U.S. Department of Labor's proposed

Department of Labor’s “Novel” Reading of the Davis Bacon Act Fails Again
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2016

On April 5, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held that the Davis-Bacon Act and its higher wage requirements do not apply

The Department of Labor Issues Proposed Regulations Implementing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 12 2016

On February 25, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its proposed regulations to implement Executive Order (EO) 13706, establishing paid

Davis-Bacon Act Not Applicable to D.C. Public-Private Partnerships
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2016

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously ruled that the Davis-Bacon Act does not require payment of

Federal Court Rebukes US Dept. of Labor - Private Project on Publicly-Leased Land is Not Subject to Davis-Bacon Wage Rates
  • Commonsense Construction Law LLC
  • USA
  • April 7 2016

Referring to the "novelty of the U.S. Department of Labor's interpretation," a federal Court of Appeal has held that construction of the CityCenterDC