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Part 16 of “The Restricting Covenant” Series: Civil Contempt and Covenants Not to Compete

USA - August 6 2018 Make no bones about it, non-compete disputes can be litigious, contentious, and downright nasty. Someone breached another’s trust or loyalty; or stole…

Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Took Effect July 1, 2018

USA - August 1 2018 Massachusetts recently joined a growing list of states amending their equal pay legislation. On July 1, 2018, the Act to Establish Pay Equity…

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law Becomes Effective on October 29, 2018

USA - July 23 2018 In May 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy made good on a campaign promise when he signed into law the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”)…

Westchester County’s Salary History Ban Takes Effect July 9, 2018

USA - July 10 2018 Westchester County’s salary history ban, signed on Equal Pay Day in April 2018, took effect on July 9, 2018. The law amends the Westchester County…

The 11th Circuit Holds Prior Settlement in Website Access Case Does Not Moot Identical Second Lawsuit Seeking the Same Injunctive Relief

USA - June 25 2018 Retailers and other companies have been besieged by lawsuits alleging that their websites are not accessible to visually impaired users in violation…

Big Law Hit Again With a California Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

USA - June 22 2018 Earlier this week, Wendy Moore, a former partner at Jones Day, filed a representative action against the law firm in San Francisco Superior Court…

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Launches a State-Level Epic Systems Backlash

USA - June 15 2018 On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis, in which it held that arbitration…

California Considers Ban On Forced Arbitration By Employers

USA - June 13 2018 Late last year, a bipartisan coalition in the United States Senate sponsored legislation to ban the use of mandatory arbitration agreements to settle…

Are You Correctly Calculating Overtime?

USA - May 30 2018 Recently, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California. The Court’s decision changes the…

Philadelphia Salary History Ban: Judge Rules that Employers Can Ask About - But Not Use - Prior Salary History

USA - May 16 2018 On April 30, 2018, a federal district court issued a long-anticipated ruling on Philadelphia’s salary history ban. The ban, scheduled to take effect…