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HTMLDepartment of Labor's "Persuader" Rule Greatly Expands Employers' Reporting Requirements
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016
On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule regarding “persuader” activity, nearly five years after its initial proposed rule and despite vigorous opposition from the American Bar Association, 13 state attorneys general, numerous trade associations and...

 

HTMLNew Paid Leave Laws Taking Effect in San Francisco and Across California
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on May 11, 2016
California is once again at the forefront of increasing employee benefits-likely bringing joy and relief to employees with new babies but concern to many employers. Just weeks after increasing California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour (See our April 18, 2016 Duane Morris Alert), the Golden...

 

HTMLU.S. Bankruptcy Court in California Issues Decision on Enforceability of Prepetition Waivers of the Automatic Stay
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on May 4, 2016
Adding to the unsettled body of case law on the enforceability of prepetition waivers of the automatic stay, on April 27, 2016, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California issued a memorandum decision finding that cause existed to grant relief from stay where a chapter 11...

 

HTMLU.S. Aims to Increase Transparency in Order to Combat Offshore Abuses in Wake of Release of Panama Papers
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on May 6, 2016
On May 5, 2016, the Obama administration announced a series of proposals that will be sent to Congress designed to combat the disguising of international financial dealings through the use of anonymous financial corporations in the United States. The proposals are a signal to both domestic and...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Strengthens Protections for Criminal Defendants' Right to Counsel in the Federal Courts
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016
On March 30, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees a defendant’s right to access his or her funds that are untainted by any criminal conduct to pay for counsel. In Luis v. United States, 578 U.S.---(2016), the Supreme Court...

 

HTMLMust Employers Provide "Reasonable Accommodation" for Disability of a Worker's Family Member? California Court of Appeal Says, "Yes"
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016
This week, a California Court of Appeal concluded that an employer may have an obligation to provide “reasonable accommodation” for the disability of a worker’s family member. In Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, B261165 and B262524 (Los Angeles County Superior Court...

 

HTMLLong-Term Solar Outlook Remains Strong in Spite of SunEdison, Abengoa Troubles
Frederick J. Heinle; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on April 2016
The recent financial difficulties for solar developers SunEdison and Abengoa have made headlines and raised questions of whether they foreshadow tough times for the industry as a whole. SunEdison, which has not been profitable in more than five years, faces, in the words of its yield co, a...

 

HTMLFederal Trade Secret Law Gives Businesses New Means to Protect Their Rights
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on May 11, 2016
Today, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“the DTSA”) after its near-unanimous passage by both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in April 2016. Effective immediately, the DTSA grants trade secret owners a private right of action with a...

 

HTMLPHMSA Seeks Expansion of Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Regulations
Dennis J. Hough; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on April 2016
On March 17, 2016, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) announced proposed new safety regulations concerning onshore natural gas transmission and gathering pipelines. These proposed regulations would expand and enhance the reach of PHMSA’s pipeline...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Contractors May Not Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016
Citing the need to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the executive branch of state government, on April 7, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Executive Order No. 2016-05, which prohibits private organizations that contract with or are...

 


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