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Maryland Jumps on MeToo Bandwagon With New Act Creating Significant Obligations for Employers
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 24 2018

On May 15, 2018, Governor Hogan signed into law the “Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018” (the “Act”). The Act will go into


Monthly UpdateAustralian Labour & Employment April 2018
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • May 23 2018

In this edition of the Update, we comment on the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld), which was recently implemented in Queensland and obliges


"Me Too" Movement Triggers Legislation in New York State and City
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 23 2018

On May 9, 2018, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation designed to combat workplace sexual harassment. Similar legislation was passed


Arbitration Provisions with Class Action Waivers Are EnforceableNow What? A Guide for Human Resources Professionals and In-House Counsel on the Practical Implications of this “Epic” Decision
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 23 2018

In a landmark opinion on an important issue to employers, the Supreme Court held yesterday that employers can enforce class action waivers in


IIROC Oversight Review Report
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • May 23 2018

On April 24, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators published the Oversight Review Report of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of


Federal Circuit Issues Two Decisions Impacting Standing to Challenge Validity of Pharma Patents
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2018

Two recent Federal Circuit decisions address when a party has standing to challenge the validity of a patent. Though the cases arose in different


Avoiding Estoppel Is Not Good Cause To Withdraw Grounds After Institution
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 23 2018

We recently reported some early observations about possible trends at the PTAB in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in SAS Institute Inc. v


SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues C&DIs on Proxy Rules and Proxy Statements, Overhauling Telephone Interpretations Manual
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2018

On May 11, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Staff) issued 45 Compliance and Disclosure


Does The De Minimis Defense Apply To California Labor Code Claims?
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • May 16 2018

The California Supreme Court recently heard the case of Troester v. Starbucks Corporation which could significantly increase employers’ exposure to


Observations: Three Weeks After Supreme Court’s SAS Institute Decision
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 15 2018

Anyone reading this post is likely well aware that on April 24 the Supreme Court put an end to the PTAB's practice of instituting inter partes review