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Parents and subsidiaries: not necessarily joint employers

USA - July 26 2012 The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently issued an important decision relating to joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in the context of a holding company providing shared services to its subsidiaries

Kendall v. Hoffman-Laroche, Inc.

USA - February 29 2012 The Interplay Between the New Jersey Product Liability Act’s Presumption of Adequacy for FDA-Approved Warnings and the Discovery Rule in Evaluating a Statute of Limitations Defense

The Federal Circuit will decide if a damages trial or decision on willfulness is required before a judgment of patent infringement can be appealed

USA - August 27 2012 Appellate review typically follows a judgment of a district court that resolves all disputes between the litigants, and the Federal Circuit has exclusive jurisdiction over an appeal from a judgment that is “final except for an accounting.”

The Supreme Court bars employees from reviving time-barred retaliation claims with the continuing violation doctrine

USA - January 28 2010 This month, in Roa v. LAFE, A- 72-08, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a decision barring employees from reviving time-barred retaliation claims under the continuing violations doctrine

The Faragher-Ellerth defense: inapplicable to harassment and retaliation claims under the New York City Human Rights Law

USA - May 20 2010 On May 6, 2010, the New York Court of Appeals held that the affirmative defense created by the Supreme Court in Faragher v City of Boca Raton and Burlington Industries, Inc v Ellerth (the "Faragher-Ellerth defense") does not apply to sexual harassment and retaliation claims under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL

Battle lines drawn over labeling of GMO foods and “all natural” claims

USA - February 4 2014 Whether to require labeling of geneti- cally modified organisms (GMOs) is a hot issue in the ongoing debate about the risks and benefits of food

New pregnancy accommodation law enacted in New Jersey

USA - January 28 2014 On January 21, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law, effective immediately, a bill that amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

Legislature sends bill extending remedial investigation deadline to governor

USA - January 14 2014 The Assembly and the Senate passed a bill today extending the deadline for remedial investigation of contaminated sites to May 7, 2016 before the New

Legislature approves bill extending water quality management planning rules

USA - January 14 2014 Both the Assembly and the Senate passed a bill today which would avoid the withdrawal of many wastewater and sewer service areas (SSAs). Under this

Notices for the new year and good news for employers: update on wage and hour class actions

USA - December 19 2013 With the holiday season upon us, employers should be careful not to lose sight of important notice, posting and distribution