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Trump's Comments Highlight Confusion Over Huawei Ban
Congress' ban on the purchase of Huawei telecommunications equipment by U.S. government agencies, passed in August 2018 ("Government Procurement Ban");
United States
20 Aug 2019
New Unlawful Workplace Practices In California
SB 1300 made several changes and additions to the employment regulations under FEHA. First, with the exception of negotiated settlement agreements for the purpose of resolving a formal FEHA
United States
5 Jun 2019
U.S. Begins Process Of Banning Huawei
President Trump's May 15, 2019 executive order entitled "Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain."
United States
4 Jun 2019
U.S. Releases Second List Of Exclusions From Section 301 Tariffs
The new list relates to List 1 items, adding over thirty new items exempted from the tariff.
United States
28 Mar 2019
California Redefines Independent Contractor
The Court of Appeal determined that Garcia satisfied (A) and (B), but not (C) of the ABC test.
United States
11 Jan 2019
U.S. Tariffs On Chinese Goods Continue
Many companies have already begun reviewing their supply chains to determine if it is possible to avoid or minimize the use of Chinese factories in the production of their products and components...
United States
12 Sep 2018
Workplace Privacy In California
California recently passed one of the strictest data privacy laws in the country, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
United States
12 Sep 2018
U.S. Commerce Department Grants Product-Specific Exemptions To Steel And Aluminum Tariffs
This past week, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it will be excluding 42 steel products on behalf of seven different companies, from the Section 232 ...
United States
6 Aug 2018
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Redefined, Again
California employers with 50 or more employees are required to provide sexual harassment training to their supervisory employees ...
United States
6 Aug 2018
U.S. Allows Importers To Obtain Exclusions To Tariffs On Chinese Goods
U.S. importers of Chinese goods and components should be aware that the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
3 Aug 2018
California Supreme Court Redefines Bonus Pay Calculation
The California Supreme Court's recent ruling in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California (March 5, 2018) clarifies the rules ...
United States
26 Jun 2018
California Court Of Appeals Confirms That One Class Action Is Enough
The California Court of Appeal's decision in Shine v. Williams-Sonoma reiterates that all claims relating to payments to employees ...
United States
22 Jun 2018
GDPR And Overseas Businesses: Beware The Standard Contractual Clauses
Most businesses should be aware by now that the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) takes effect this week in the territory of the European Union, and extends its effect to certain overseas businesses.
United States
22 Jun 2018
Salary History Inquiry Is A Thing Of The Past In California
California's newly added Labor Code section 432.3, which became effective as of January 1, 2018, prohibits employers from inquiring about an employment applicant's salary ...
United States
22 Jun 2018
Litigation Update For April 2017
This past week, the California Supreme Court weighed in on whether trial judges should award attorneys' fees against the losing side where the California litigation is dismissed because the parties' contractual forum selection calls for litigation elsewhere.
United States
19 Apr 2017
New Yorik City – New York City Extends Wage Protections To Vendors
The City of New York adopted its Freelance Isn't Free Act (Law No. 2016/140) on November 16, 2016.
United States
27 Jan 2017
Federal Regulator To Accept Comments On Proposed Curbs To Late Charges For Containers
Less than a year after the West Coast ports of the United States recovered from labor disputes that resulted in significant transportation delays, the 2016...
United States
11 Jan 2017
Employment, Labor & Benefits Update - November 2016
Your company has trained your sales force not to discuss prices with competitors or engage in anti-competitive conduct...
United States
11 Nov 2016
U.S. Federal Judge Refuses To Alter Bankruptcy Orders Protecting Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.
The federal district court in New Jersey recently denied an appeal by maritime creditors of Hanjin to lift bankruptcy protections and allow arrest of Hanjin's vessels in and near U.S. ports.
United States
28 Sep 2016
Emergency Appeal In Hanjin Shipping Case Highlights Disconnect Between Bankruptcy And Maritime Law In The United States
A number of towage and bunker suppliers have requested the intervention of a district court judge to clarify whether the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has authority to "effectively extinguish... maritime liens" on chartered vessels.
United States
21 Sep 2016
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