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June 15, 2016

The City of Los Angeles’s paid sick leave and minimum wage ordinances go into effect July 1, 2016. While all California employers have been required to provide paid sick leave to employees since July 1, 2015, Los Angeles employers must now comply with the new ordinance that provides expanded benefits to employees.

June 15, 2016

Two bankruptcy courts recently have issued opinions that invalidated “golden share” provisions in a bankruptcy-remote entity’s organizational documents.

May 31, 2016

In light of recent news reports about surgeons leaving an operation before it is fully completed, the American College of Surgeons issued a revised “statement on principles” addressing intra-operative responsibilities of a primary surgeon.

May 31, 2016
On May 26, 2016, a divided Arkansas Supreme Court reached a surprising decision in the case of Gerber Products Company v. David Hewitt II et al, raising new concerns for Arkansas employers.
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
May 2, 2016
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