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Renewal of Fixed Term Employment Contracts
  • K&L Gates
  • Japan
  • November 8 2017

It is well known that one of the reasons for the Japanese economy’s significant recovery after the Second World War is a unique life-long, full time


Can One Workplace Incident Create a Hostile Work Environment?
  • Stark & Stark
  • USA
  • October 17 2017

This seemingly straightforward three-word phrase has vexed employers, in-house counsel, and HR professionals alike when dealing with employee internal


The Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act 2017 - changing attitudes to the wartime plunder of art
  • Slaughter and May
  • United Kingdom
  • October 13 2017

“That belongs in a museum!” once shouted the famous character Indiana Jones, as he tussled with a would-be thief over a priceless artefact. Well, Dr


UPDATE: New York DOL Amends Regulation Governing Home Health Care Aides Pay
  • Cole Schotz PC
  • USA
  • October 12 2017

As previously discussed, recent decisions from the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, found a New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”


Treasury Issues Comprehensive Report on Capital Markets Reform
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2017

Trump Executive Order Required Fundamental Reassessment of Existing Rules; Treasury Submits the Second of Four Reports Examining the Regulatory Framework of U.S. Capital Markets


24-Hour Pay for Live-In Home Health Care Aides
  • Cole Schotz PC
  • USA
  • October 9 2017

The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, issued two decisions in September that have serious ramifications for the home health care industry


Murphy’s Law: Will the Supreme Court End Employment Contract Arbitration Clauses?
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2017

Can you prevent employees from pursuing class actions if you have the right employment agreement? Employment agreements routinely include arbitration


Appellate Division Second Department Declines to Defer to NYSDOL Opinion Letter and Rules That Home Healthcare Attendants May Be Entitled to Wages for Hours Worked in Excess of 13 Hours a Day
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • September 22 2017

In New York, State Department of Labor (“DOL”) regulations provide that the minimum wage must be paid for each hour an employee is “required to be


Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Seventh Circuit Rejects Claim That Cosmetology Trainees Were Employees
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • August 16 2017

Former cosmetology students are not employees entitled to pay under the FLSA and various state laws, the Seventh Circuit holds, rejecting the


The Fifth Circuit Strengthens Employers’ Right to Use Class Action Waivers
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2017

On August 7, 2017, a Fifth Circuit panel ruled, in a divided decision, that a class-action waiver can be enforceable even without an arbitration