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NLRB Says Portions of Hospital Policy on Dress and Grooming Standards Invalid
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2018

Recently, the NLRB held in a 2-1 decision that a California hospital’s policies barring employees from wearing unapproved pins or badge reels violated

How Creative is One of Ordinary Skill - DSS Tech. Mgmt. v. Apple Inc.
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • April 16 2018

In an attempt to challenge the patentability of an issued claim, petitioners every so often come across a prior art reference that discloses all the

But what does it really mean?
  • Ince & Co LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2018

The interpretation of contracts has always been a tricky subject. The Court of Appeal decision in Nesbit Law Group LLP v Acasta European Insurance

ERISA class actions: Ninth Circuit rules that a third-party administrator is NOT an ERISA fiduciary with respect to the terms of its own compensation
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2018

Common sense often makes good lawThe Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) imposes fiduciary duties on certain

Add One Line in Your Employment Contracts and Policies to Reduce Exposure to Misclassification Liability
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2018

Employers, even with the most robust and well-intentioned human resources departments, can still face the dreaded misclassification lawsuit for their

Not So Common Sense? Reliance on Common Sense to Establish Obviousness
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • February 13 2018

In KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398, 421 (2007), the Supreme Court stated that “common sense” can be considered in reaching a conclusion

Reverse or Remand: What is the proper remedy on appeal where the Board fails to carry its burden?
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • USA
  • February 12 2018

Is there a growing split in the Federal Circuit on the proper remedy where the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("Board") fails to carry its burden? The

State of the Union Address Provides Hints of Trump Administration Priorities for U.S. Employers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 6 2018

In his first State of the Union Address, President Trump made the case for his first year in office as one of extraordinary legislative and regulatory

Trap! Zap! Zing! And Poof! A Florida Court Applies Escobar and Makes a $347 Million FCA Jury Verdict Disappear
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2018

On January 11, 2018, a Florida district court vacated a $350 million FCA jury verdict against defendants in U.S. ex rel. Angela Ruckh v. Salus

NLRB Overturns Obama-Era Limitation on Employers' Ability to Implement Changes in Union Workplaces
  • Payne & Fears LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2018

The National Labor Relations Board has overturned E.I. du Pont de Nemours, 364 NLRB No. 113 (2016), a 2016 decision that limited changes employers