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Massachusetts Highest Court Holds Sick Pay is Not a Wage Under the Massachusetts Wage Act
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • February 9 2018

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled in Mui v. Massachusetts Port Authority that payment for accrued, unused sick time is not a


Obese Employees May Be Protected Under FEHA
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

In December 2017, the California Court of Appeal published a decision confirming obesity is a protected disability in California if it has a


Judicial Review and the Creep of Closed Material Procedures - R (on the application of Haralambous) v Crown Court at St Albans and another
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2018

Closed material procedures, which allow one party (usually the state) to produce evidence which their opponents are not permitted to see, have been


Ontario Court of Appeal Narrows the Availability of Franchise Rescission
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 26 2018

On January 25, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal (the “OCA”) released its much-anticipated decision in Raibex Canada Ltd. v. ASWR Franchising Corp.In


Attorney General Reverses Obama-Era Protection of Transgender Employees
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 13 2017

In an October 4, 2017 letter to all United States attorneys and heads of federal agencies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the


Proposed 2016 “White Collar” Regulations Struck Down; DOL Starts Work on New Regulations
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2017

The winding legal path of the 2016 “white collar” regulations has come to an end. On August 31, 2017, the Honorable Amos L. Mazzant of the U.S


Texas Federal Court Deals Yet Another Blow to USDOL's Overtime Rule
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 1 2017

A federal judge in Texas struck down the controversial Obama-era change to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act that was intended to substantially


Case Alert: Chinese Court Refused Recognition and Enforcement of a SIAC Award
  • AllBright Law Offices
  • Singapore, China, Global
  • August 25 2017

A foreign company (the Seller) and a Chinese company (the Buyer) signed the “Iron Ore Sales Contract” on October 29, 2014. The contract also


Possible October Oral Arguments In Exemption Appeal
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 2 2017

The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has "tentatively" scheduled oral arguments for the week of October 2, 2017 regarding the U.S. Department of


Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Wisconsin’s Right to Work Law
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2017

On July 12, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision upholding a federal district court's ruling in favor of Wisconsin's Right to