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By Christopher H. Wood
When a manufacturer declines to do business with a distributor, very real antitrust risks can arise from that action.
By Alan Rupe, Angela Probasco, Jessica Skladzien, Jason Stitt
A new rule published by the U.S. Department of Labor raised the salary level required for executive, administrative, and professional employees to be exempt from the FLSA's overtime requirements.
By Jeffrey Ranen, William Sung
In May 2016, we brought you a client alert detailing the U.S. DOL changes to the minimum salary level for the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions to $913 per week, or $47,476 per year.
By Harrison Thorne
Awareness of The Fair Credit Reporting Act's requirements is becoming increasingly important for employers. There has been a massive uptick in FCRA litigation in recent years...
By Peter Shapiro, Elior Shiloh, Jeffrey Spiegel
The New York City Human Rights Law has been amended in several respects to provide more extensive protections and rights against discrimination in the employment, housing, and public accommodation contexts.
By Jeffrey Ranen, William Sung, Tyler J. Johnson
Lewis Brisbois attorneys Jeff Ranen, William Sung, and Tyler Johnson defeated a $60 Million PAGA claim advancing a novel theory that a casino's smoking lounge violated various Labor Code...
By William Sung
On September 25, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills strengthening protections for employees.
By Alice Conway Powers, Meryl Mills
On June 10, 2016, Colorado Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1432.
By C. Todd Hewes
When general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals face claims or lawsuits arising from original construction or remediation of condominium projects...
By David Pollack
Although the bill was pulled in 2016, given the importance of the issue raised by SB 885, it is likely that a similar bill will return during the next legislative session.
By David Pollack
A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Oregon - Goodwin v. Kingsmen Plastering, Inc. held that a claim arising out of alleged negligent construction must be brought within two years...
By Sean Paisan
As California suffers through a tough fire season and the typical hot, dry Santa Ana winds of autumn, employers in California may face the heat from Cal/OSHA if they don't protect employees...
By Florence McClain, Allison Mullings
As asbestos litigation wends into its fifth decade, theories of liability continue to widen to now encompass previously uncommon plaintiff pools like family members of workers...
By Greg Johnson, Elise Klein, Timothy Nally
A growing number of states are increasingly taking steps to eliminate grants of discretion to ERISA-governed health plan administrators to interpret plan provisions and grant benefits. But a recent Northern District of California case bucks that trend.
By Keith Kodosky
A Galveston County, Texas judge has dismissed nearly half of the cases filed against BP filed on behalf of people who allege they got sick in connection with a 2010 emissions release at a Texas City...
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