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State of the Union Address Provides Hints of Trump Administration Priorities for U.S. Employers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 6 2018

In his first State of the Union Address, President Trump made the case for his first year in office as one of extraordinary legislative and regulatory


Supreme Court to Decide Whether Sec ALJs Are Inferior Officers Subject to the Requirements of the Appointments Clause
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2018

With the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) favoring enforcement action through its own administrative proceedings rather


The Supreme Court Agrees To Review Appointment Requirements For SEC’s In-House Judges
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2018

On January 12, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 17-130, agreeing to resolve a


Supreme Court Leaves The Issue Of Sexual Orientation Discrimination Unresolved
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2017

On December 11, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to accept an application to appeal the court of appeals decision in Evans v. Georgia Regional


In Reversal, SEC Agrees That Its Administrative Law Judges Are Inferior Officers That Require Commission Appointment, But Still Seeks Supreme Court Review To Resolve Circuit Split
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2017

On November 29, 2017, the U.S. Solicitor General submitted a brief to the United States Supreme Court in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission


Update: Tip Pooling by Restaurant Owners Remains in Flux
  • Goulston & Storrs PC
  • USA
  • December 6 2017

This past April, we reported on a recent Ninth Circuit ruling which upheld a 2011 Department of Labor (“DOL”) rule that prohibits restaurants from


Supreme Court Asked to Clarify that Class Certification Evidence Must Be Admissible
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2017

A major California grower has asked the Supreme Court to resolve a circuit split by holding that evidence used to support class certification must be


Seventh Circuit Holds Long-Term Leave is Not a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2017

The Seventh Circuit recently held in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc. that a long-term leave of absence, particularly one extending beyond the


A Glimmer Of Hope: The Supreme Court Now Has A Chance To Resolve A Circuit Split And Pronounce That Mortgage Underwriters Qualify For The Administrative Exemption
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2017

As our readers may recall, we took issue with the Ninth Circuit’s July decision in McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Bank, which held that mortgage


Supreme Court Grants Certiorari (Again) to Address Circuit Split on FLSA Automobile Dealer Exemption
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • September 28 2017

After effectively “punting” on the issue last year, the U.S. Supreme Court has again granted certiorari to resolve a circuit split regarding whether