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The Federal Antitrust and Labor Law Double Bind: The Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Challenge to Seattle’s Ordinance Granting Collective Bargaining Rights to “Gig-Economy” Drivers
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2018

In December 2015, the City of Seattle became the first city in the United States to pass an ordinance creating collective-bargaining rights for

Exemption, Not Pre-Emption: California Federal Court Clarifies Meal and Rest Break Rules May Be Exempt From Labor Code Enforcement For Employers With Valid Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 14 2018

In a recent decision, Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of the United States District Court for the Central District of California clarified an available

Association Health Plans: Self-Funded vs. Fully-Insured
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 12 2018

Recently proposed Department of Labor (Department) regulations governing Association Health Plans (AHPs) would, if made final, permit small employers

Maryland Gets Sick (Paid Leave That Is)
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2018

Thanks to the Maryland General Assembly’s override of Governor Larry Hogan’s veto, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (the Act) will go into

Alerts and Updates: Maryland Passes Mandatory Sick Leave Law, Overriding Governor's Veto - Effective February 11
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2018

Absent an extension from the General Assembly, Maryland employers have less than 30 days to comply with the law, which is currently

Two Federal Preemption Cases, One Consistent Outcome
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 29 2017

Two recent decisions from the Fourth and Fifth Circuitswith similar outcomeshave contributed further guidance and consistency on the issue of

Ninth Circuit Undoes Incretin Implied Preemption Ruling - For Now
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2017

We reported two weeks ago on an order favoring implied preemption in an innovator prescription drug case coming out of the Eliquis MDL in New York

A Year-End Summary of Recent Railroad Preemption Cases
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • November 6 2017

Railroads have long defended certain state law tort claims in crossing accident and trespasser cases by invoking the doctrine of federal preemption

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Resurrects Whistleblower’s Wrongful Termination Case
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2017

A full panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a whistleblower's retaliation suit, in John A. Watson v. Air Methods

The Bank Rejects Fosamax Folly
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2017

Look what just fell into our lap. Our blogging about the favorable California Risperdal preemption decision last week shook loose from that same case