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Drafting Patent Acquisition Agreements

April 28 2022 Companies may purchase third party technology from time to time. When acquiring patents from outside the company, or from related entities, there are…

Trends in Paternity Leave

March 31 2022 Parental leave was, once again, in the forefront of public discourse, as the internet debated the appropriateness of Parag Agrawal, the CEO of…

Evaluating COVID-19 as a Disability Under the ADA

March 31 2022 In December 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") updated its guidance, clarifying that COVID-19 may qualify as a disability…

The Impact of "Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021" on Employer's Arbitration Provisions

March 31 2022 On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law H.R. 4445, “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.” This…

When Caregiver Discrimination May be Unlawful Under Employment Discrimination Laws

March 31 2022 Over the past two years, we have heard much about the burden on “caregivers” during the pandemic. Whether it was caring for school age children while…

Drafting Patent Acquisition Agreements

April 28 2022 Companies may purchase third party technology from time to time. When acquiring patents from outside the company, or from related entities, there are…

Horizontal Well Unitization Comes to West Virginia

April 1 2022 SB 694 was passed by the West Virginia Legislature during its 2022 Regular Session on March 9. SB 694 represents a long awaited step forward for the…

The Impact of "Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021" on Employer's Arbitration Provisions

March 31 2022 On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law H.R. 4445, “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.” This…

The DOL Plans “Vigorous” Enforcement to Protect Employees Working in Logistics - What You Can Do Now to Prepare for More Investigations

March 31 2022 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) recently announced it was hiring 100 investigators and planned “vigorous” enforcement…

When Caregiver Discrimination May be Unlawful Under Employment Discrimination Laws

March 31 2022 Over the past two years, we have heard much about the burden on “caregivers” during the pandemic. Whether it was caring for school age children while…