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New Kansas Act Allows Relief for Purchase of Contaminated Property
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

On May 9, 2016, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law the Contaminated Property Redevelopment Act (the “Act”). The goal of this Act is to


Department of Labor Final Rule Raises Minimum Salary for Exempt Status to $913 Per Week, Effective December 1
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

The minimum salary that an employer must pay in order to classify most workers as exempt from overtime has increased from $455 per week to $913 per


Death Knell for Knockoffs and Counterfeits?
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear the question that, as one Appellate Court characterized, has had the courts “twisting themselves


New Defend Trade Secrets Act Brings Need to Adjust Employment Contracts, Policies and Handbooks
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2016

Trade secret theft, much of it cyber-theft, annually costs American businesses roughly $320 billion, the value of all U.S. exports to Asia each year


POTUS Signs The Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2016

On May 11, President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (the "Act") into Law. The Act, which passed overwhelmingly in Congress last


Congress Passes The Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2016

On April 27, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 410-2 in favor of passing the Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 1890)(the “Act”), a


New Rules For Patent Validity Challenges: What You Need To Know
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2016

On March 31, 2016, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued new final rules to make targeted modifications to the existing


New Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Regulation Sends California Employers Scrambling to Revise Policies and Practices by April 1
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2016

Just as we thought it was safe to put away our handbooks and policies until 2017, California lawmakers threw a last minute zinger at employers


U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Decision Excluding Guarantors from ECOA Protection
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2016

On March 22, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of Lathrop & Gage LLP client Community


New California Regulations Continue to Challenge California Employers
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2016

On April 1, 2016, California will enforce revised regulations designed to protect employees from illegal harassment, retaliation and discrimination