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May 25, 2016

On April 16, 2015, the EEOC published proposed regulations for wellness programs under the ADA and GINA. EEOC finalized these rules last week adopting the proposed regulations with one notable exception. For additional information, please read our client alert.

May 19, 2016

On May 18, 2016 the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations regarding the executive, administrative and professional exemptions (white collar exemptions) under Section 13(a)(1). The rules will become effective on December 1, 2016. For additional information, please read our client alert.

May 18, 2016
President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law as an amendment to the Economic Espionage Act. The DTSA allows owners of trade secrets to bring civil causes of action in federal court for theft of trade secrets related to a product or service that is used in, or intended to be used in, interstate or foreign commerce. For additional information, please read our client alert.
May 16, 2016
The recent Enfish decision chips away at some of the uncertainty created by the 2014 Supreme Court case, Alice Corp. Party Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014) (Alice), which significantly increased the difficulty of obtaining and enforcing software-related patents and has been used to invalidate a large number of previously granted patents. Please read our client alert for additional information.
May 2, 2016
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April 21, 2016

Earlier this month the city of San Francisco and the state of New York made headlines by passing the most generous paid family leave laws in the country. Read our client alert for additional information. Read our client alert for additional information.

April 18, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently held that obesity is not a “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) unless it is caused by a physiological disorder or condition.

April 18, 2016

On March 14, 2016 the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit declined to enforce an ERISA plan’s statute of limitations because the plan administrator failed to disclose in its denial letter how much time the participant had to file suit. Please read our client alert for additional information.

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