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United States - May 2016
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 10 2016

In California, Gov. Jerry Brown will sign into law an increase in the state minimum wage from the current $10 to $15 an hour by 2022. The minimum

New Guidance for OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2016

OSHA has issued guidance related to the new Hazard Communication Standard. On June 1, 2016, all employers are mandated to update their hazard

Food and Beverage Law Update: April 2016
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2016

The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) is a federal law enacted in 1930 with the goal of protecting suppliers and sellers of agricultural

Doing Business in North America (Volume 1 - United States)
  • Miller Canfield PLC
  • USA
  • April 23 2016

In choosing to conduct business in the United States, businesses based in other countries should keep in mind that business entities are formed under

OSHA Amends Existing Standards for Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • March 31 2016

This news alert discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) final rule for worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica

A blizzard of punitive damages awards
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2016

The United States experienced a punitive damages blizzard in February 2016. In rapid succession, juries in three states imposed four

Chocolate giant need not disclose child labor in supply chain
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2016

Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California ruled earlier this month in Hodsdon v. Mars, Inc., Case No. 3:15-cv-04450, that neither

California appellate court bucks national trend, allows plaintiff experts to opine that “every asbestos exposure is a substantial factor”
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

Courts from around the country have rejected efforts by plaintiff experts to testify that every asbestos exposure is a substantial factor in causing

Litigation Trends 2016
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

According to a recent survey of corporate legal departments by BTI Consulting Group, 2016 will see a fewer number of pending cases as a result of

Courts in California Reject Duty to Label Products as Resulting from Child or Forced Labor
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2016

The Northern District of California is the latest court to rule that a consumer product company does not have an obligation to affirmatively disclose