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FLSA amended to require reasonable break time for nursing mothers

USA - April 16 2010 Amendments to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201 et. seq. (FLSA), were recently enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA)....

Charles Allen, Brian J. Gold, Jonathan M. Brenner, Cliff H. Fonstein, Jeffrey S. Berlin.


SDNY holds expatriate rotational system not discriminatory

USA - October 12 2009 In an important recent case, Sidley has achieved a significant victory for foreign corporations doing business through U.S. subsidiaries....

Brian J. Gold, Laura H.Allen, Jonathan M. Brenner, Cliff H. Fonstein, Jeffrey S. Berlin.


Illinois amends three employment statutes expanding employee rights and employer obligations

USA - September 3 2009 Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn has signed into law amendments to three Illinois employment statutes: the Equal Pay Act of 2003, the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act....

Brian J. Gold, Laura H.Allen, Jonathan M. Brenner, Cliff H. Fonstein, Jeffrey S. Berlin.


Ninth Circuit rules against healthcare workers in Plan B case

USA - July 24 2009 Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case challenging two rules issued by the State of Washington regarding the ability of pharmacies and pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions based on personal, moral or religious grounds....

Paul J. Zidlicky, Edward R. McNicholas, Stephen C. Carlson.


D.C. Circuit reverses NLRB e-mail policy decision

USA - July 10 2009 Reversing in part a landmark 2007 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (the "NLRB" or "Board"), the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday concluded that the NLRB lacked substantial evidence to support its determination that an employer had lawfully disciplined an employee for using the company’s e-mail system to send union-related solicitations to other employees in violation of the company communications policy....

Brian J. Gold, Laura H.Allen, Jonathan M. Brenner, Cliff H. Fonstein, Jeffrey S. Berlin.