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Shifting Sands Continue to Undermine Traditional Definitions of Employment
  • Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2017

On June 7, 2017, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor withdrew two Administrator’s Interpretations issued during the


DOL Withdraws Guidance on Independent Contractors and Joint Employers: What It Means and What Employers Should Do Now
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

By now, you likely know that Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently withdrew the Wage & Hour Division’s (WHD) Obama-era guidance documents on


Title VII Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation - So Says the 7th Circuit
  • Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2017

On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the first Federal Circuit Court of Appeals to decide that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act


Wait! Did the Fourth Circuit Just Define FLSA Joint Employment More Broadly Than Obama’s DOL?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2017

Employers have no doubt been paying close attention to the future of the joint employer doctrine, which was a focus of change and expansion for DOL


Fourth Circuit Offers New Test for Joint Employment under FLSA
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • February 21 2017

The Fourth Circuit recently ruled that a general contractor was the joint employer of employees of its subcontractor for purposes of the Fair Labor


Intellectual Property Law Update
  • FisherBroyles LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2016

We hope everyone had an excellent summer and is eager to get back to work! To ease the transition and improve your business prospects, please consider


Texas District Court Enjoins Federal Gender Identity Protection Of Students
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2016

In State of Texas v. United States, a District Court issued a nationwide injunction to enjoin the Department of Education and Department of Justice


Tennessee Federal District Court Holds That Contractor May Pursue Both Breach of Contract Action in Federal Court and Lien Enforcement Action In State Court - Abstention Not Required
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

Ashland Heights, LP (“Owner”) contracted with Summit Contracting Group, Inc. (“Contractor”) to construct an assisted living facility in Tennessee


Fraudulent Joinder & Bad Faith - Explaining Another Removal Muddle
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2016

Here's some more inside baseball on grounds for removing cases from state to federal court. In brief, the issue is this: does the "bad faith"


Get Out of My Life! Part Two
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2016

Good things come to those who wait. As promised, this edition of the Scrivener completes our journey through Rule 12 motions, having traveled in the