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Colorado Court Of Appeals Permits Evidence Of Billed Workers' Compensation Benefits At Trial
The Colorado Court of Appeals announced a recent published opinion in which, although the Court considered multiple issues on appeal, its opinion focuses primarily on the admissibility of evidence
United States
5 Jul 2019
Expansive Changes Coming To The New York State Human Rights Law
On June 19, 2019, the New York State Legislature passed Senate Bill S.6577.
United States
5 Jul 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Unanimous: No Access To California Wage-And-Hour Laws For OCS Platform Worker
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an outer continental shelf (OCS) drilling platform worker could not claim under California state wage-and-hour laws.
United States
27 Jun 2019
Optional Safety Devices Are Alive And Well In New York's Rental Market.
In its May 9, 2019, decision, the New York Court of Appeals reversed the Appellate Division, holding that the Scarangella exclusion to design defect liability for optional safety features is not subject to a "rental market" exclusion.
United States
13 Jun 2019
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Provides Guidance For Class Actions
In Gammella v. P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc., Massachusetts's highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court, has weighed in on several recurring class action litigation issues
United States
15 May 2019
New York City Council Passes Bill Banning Pre-Employment Marijuana Drug Testing
On April 9, 2019, the New York City Council enacted a bill banning pre-employment testing for marijuana use. The bill passed on a 41−4 vote and is expected to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
United States
9 May 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Independent Contractors/Owner Operators
On January 15, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued a blockbuster holding, ruling in favor of independent contractors who work in transportation.
United States
3 May 2019
Changes In Labor And Employment Bills Affecting Connecticut Employers
Lawmakers in Connecticut are considering several proposed bills in the state House and Senate that would significantly impact employers if enacted.
United States
22 Apr 2019
Doing Business In Korea: What You And Your Client Need To Know
Approximately 16,000 foreign companies are doing business in Korea in various industries including finance, technology ...
South Korea
12 Apr 2019
Weed At Work: Is Cannabis Covered Under State Benefit Programs?
Although federal and state marijuana laws may conflict, many state laws support medical use of the drug in connection with disability and medical leave management.
United States
22 Feb 2019
Weed At Work: Must Employers Accommodate Medical Use?
A majority of states now permit medical marijuana use, and federal law may not always pre-empt state laws when it comes to their impact on the employment relationship.
United States
19 Feb 2019
The Struggle For Sanity And Sobriety In The Legal Profession
The work culture among attorneys, heavy workloads, stress from working with clients to resolve client issues, personal and family issues, and concurrent psychological illness all lead to heightened potential ...
United States
28 Sep 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Delivers An Epic Decision For Employers
On May 21, 2018, Justice Gorsuch delivered a 5−4 opinion for the U.S. Supreme Court holding that arbitration agreements containing class and collective action waivers must be enforced pursuant to the FAA, ...
United States
25 May 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Set To Weigh In On Binding Arbitration Clauses In Trucking Industry Independent Contractor Agreements
"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."
United States
5 Apr 2018
Pre-Trip Inspections: Are You Doing Enough?
Serious or fatal accidents involving tractor trailers or other commercial vehicles often arise or result in part from some maintenance defect in the vehicle.
United States
5 Apr 2018
Sessions's Marijuana Memo Reminds Colorado Employers They Are Not Out of the Federal Weeds
Attorney General Jeff Sessions's January 4, 2018, Memorandum for All U.S. Attorneys explicitly rescinds all prior nationwide guidance on marijuana-related offenses under the federal Controlled Substance Act...
United States
24 Jan 2018
Legislation Affecting California's Employment Regulations
Labor Code section 1197.5 prohibits employers from paying any employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of another sex...
United States
19 Jan 2018
Legislation Affecting California's Employment Regulations
Labor Code section 1197.5 prohibits employers from paying any employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of another sex, race or ethnicity for substantially similar work unless an exception applies
United States
12 Jan 2018
0.44% Of NFL Brains
When The New York Times reports that 110 out of 111 NFL brains (99.09%) have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), everyone pays attention. Mothers worry about their kids.
United States
23 Aug 2017
New York Appellate Decision Questions Enforceability Of Employee Non-Compete Agreements, Demonstrates Need For Employers To Carefully Consult Counsel When Drafting Or Enforcing Them
For more than a century, New York courts have been enforcing employee non-compete agreements, despite expressing their disfavor of these agreements and related enforcement challenges.
United States
21 Aug 2017
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