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Don’t be caught unarmed - Texas’ new open carry law takes effect January 1

USA - December 14 2015 Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the firearms laws in Texas are set to undergo a significant change. After that date, individuals will be eligible to apply…

Mark W. Bayer, Janilyn Brouwer Daub, Douglas D. Haloftis, Thomas Haskins, Teresa L. Jakubowski

NLRB steps up enforcement against class action waivers

USA - November 23 2015 Many companies have mandatory arbitration agreements with their employees. Those agreements often contain class and collective action waivers…

Janilyn Brouwer Daub, Teresa L. Jakubowski, Peter A. Morse, Jr., Mark S. Kittaka, John T.L. Koenig

U.S. Department of Justice further delays ADA Title III rulemaking on website accessibility

USA - November 20 2015 On Nov. 19, the federal government released its Fall Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has moved its anticipated…

Janilyn Brouwer Daub, Teresa L. Jakubowski, Peter A. Morse, Jr., Mark S. Kittaka, John T.L. Koenig

Altering arbitration rules: Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail North America

USA - September 30 2015 Overtime claims that a former LensCrafters employee brought against a California franchise led the Ninth Circuit to tweak arbitration rules. The…

Janilyn Brouwer Daub, Teresa L. Jakubowski, Peter A. Morse, Jr., Mark S. Kittaka, John T.L. Koenig

Will “sick leave” be expanded?

USA - September 23 2015 As reported in The Washington Post, "the latest move in the White House's year-long effort to pressure Congress" to enact a federal law requiring…

Janilyn Brouwer Daub, Teresa L. Jakubowski, Mark S. Kittaka, John T.L. Koenig, William A. Nolan