The Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in a case testing the scope of the False Claims Act's public disclosure bar.
On March 1, 2011, the Supreme Court of Missouri issued a unanimous opinion holding that a contractor's "care and maintenance" of the water storage tank and tower for the city of Monroe City, Missouri, was "construction" and thereby covered under the Missouri Prevailing Wage Act, Mo. Rev. Stat. 290.210, et seq. (the “Act”).
On June 22, 2010, the US Department of Labor issued a clarification of definitions under Section 101(12) of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) designed to ensure all employees who care for children are eligible for parental rights to leave under the Acteven when the employee lacks a legal or biological relationship to the child.