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New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters Provide Guidance to Employers
  • Spencer Fane LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2018

On August 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division issued six new Opinion letters. Four of these opinion letters relate to the

Consumer Products Alert - June - August 2018
  • CMS
  • Global
  • September 18 2018

The French Competition Authority has initiated proceedings to formally investigate new purchasing alliances between several leading French food

Navigating the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code
  • McCabe Curwood
  • Australia
  • September 18 2018

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has made an important ruling regarding the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code, confirming that small

After A Nine Year Hiatus, The DOL Issues Two New FMLA Opinion Letters
  • Breazeale Sachse & Wilson LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2018

The Department of Labor last issued an FMLA opinion letter in January of 2009, that is, until August 28, 2018, the day that the DOL issued two new

PTAB Debates Standard for Reasonable Number of Substitute Claims
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2018

Given the complications associated with amending litigated claims, amendment is still relatively rare at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB). Yet

FMLA-Related Updates from the DOL: New Opinion Letters and (Kind of) New Forms
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently released two new opinion letters relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), which provides

Supreme Court’s Decision Upholding Arbitration Agreements Applies to Independent Contractors Too
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2018

As we wrote about last month, on May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court rendered its decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1632 (2018)

District Court Vacates 2014 Medicare Advantage Overpayment Rule and Curtails Potential Avenues for DOJ to Pursue False Claims Act Damages
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2018

On September 7, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated CMS’s 2014 Final Overpayment Rule, applicable to the

Homework Brings Joy: New FMLA Opinion Letters
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • September 6 2018

I was one of those unusual students who actually liked doing homework. Rarely a procrastinator, I tackled the take-home assignments as quickly as

Deadline Looms for Pending Cases in Front of Administrative Law Judges, per SEC Orders
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • September 5 2018

On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in the matter of Lucia v. SEC, 585 U.S. ___ (2018), which held that administrative law judges