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Criminal liability in Switzerland for resale of stolen banking data

Switzerland - May 14 2015 Beginning July 1, 2015, the Swiss Federal Act on Banks and Saving Banks will extend criminal liability for violation of professional secrecy, in…

Fourth Circuit rules that single incident can support Title VII harassment and retaliation claims

USA - May 13 2015 In a rare en banc employment law decision, the Fourth Circuit, ruling 12-3 in Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau, overruled prior precedent and held that…

Derek G. Barella, Shane W. Blackstone, Julie M. Capell, Michael S. Chamberlin, John M. Dickman

Divided Supreme Court revives pregnancy discrimination “light duty” case

USA - March 27 2015 In a case closely watched by many employers, the Supreme Court has ruled, 6-3, that an employee may make out a prima facie case of disparate treatment…

Shane W. Blackstone, Michael S. Chamberlin, Sébastien Ducamp, Daniel J. Fazio, Columbus R. Gangemi

NY Wage Theft Protection Act—legislative update

USA - January 7 2015 On December 29, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law S05885 (the Amendment), a bill amending the Wage Theft Protection Act, the…

Derek G. Barella, Shane W. Blackstone, Julie M. Capell, Michael S. Chamberlin, John M. Dickman

Corruption at the SECO – Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner insists on transparency

Switzerland - March 20 2014 A corruption scandal involving the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and its process of attribution of public procurements is affecting…