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Miracle on Constitution AvenueIRS releases anticipated method change guidance regarding new income recognition standards under section 451(b)
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2018

On November 29, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Rev. Proc. 2018-60, which provides automatic accounting method change procedures for

“Ban the Box” Updates in Massachusetts
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • June 8 2018

“Ban the Box” laws prohibit or limit an employer’s ability to ask a job applicant about his or her criminal record. States, counties and cities have

USPTO Says Overlapping Range In Prior Art Insufficient to Invalidate Method of Treatment Patent
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2018

Pharmaceutical patents frequently claim treatment methods that utilize a range of amounts or concentrations for the active ingredient or excipients

California Departs from FLSA on Flat Sum Bonuses for Calculating Overtime Pay
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2018

In March 2018, the California Supreme Court, in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California, ruled on a method of calculating overtime pay

California Supreme Court Rules on Overtime Rate Calculation for ‘Flat Sum’ Bonus
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • March 9 2018

The March 5 ruling, which will apply retroactively, establishes a method that will result in a much higher overtime rate than the federal method

California Differs From Federal Law on How to Calculate Flat Sum Bonuses Into Overtime Regular Rate
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2018

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers pay overtime based on an employee’s “regular rate” of pay. While the FLSA only

Sixth Circuit Affirms Employer’s Use of Fluctuating Workweek
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2018

The Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a district court’s summary judgment decision finding that an employer, Plastipak Holdings, Inc., Plastipak

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

Online Advertising Method Survives Alice at the PTAB
  • Aird & Berlis LLP | Aird & McBurney LP
  • USA
  • February 20 2018

In 2012, a fledgling startup, AdSupply Inc., filed a patent application for a method for delivering leave behind ads which are displayed behind the

Patent Office’s Rulebook Update Supports Personalized Medicine Claims
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2018

Personalized medicine patent claims have been under assault since the Supreme Court’s Mayo v. Prometheus decision.1 At best, patent owners and