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HTMLDHS Proposes Rule for H-4 Employment Authorization
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Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would make certain H-4 dependent spouses eligible to apply for employment authorization. The proposal is now subject to a 60-day public comment period. When the comment period is over, DHS will...

 

HTMLFederal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Resulting in Significant Impact on Employee Benefit Plans
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 21, 2014
On May 20, 2014, a federal judge in the case of Whitewood v. Wolf struck down both Pennsylvania's ban on marriage for same-sex couples and its prohibition against recognition of same-sex marriages legally entered into in other jurisdictions on the grounds that such laws violate both the Due...

 

HTMLLatest NLRB Ruling Further Limits Employers' Control of Off-Duty Employees' Access to the Workplace
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Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (the "Board" or NLRB) ruled on May 1, 2014, that an employer violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (the "Act") by maintaining a work rule prohibiting employees from remaining on the employer's premises after the...

 

HTMLGuidance For Employers' Hurricane and Disaster Preparation
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Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014
With hurricane season approaching, employers should be aware of employment laws that may be implicated in the event of a natural disaster. As a refresher on key areas for employers to consider should they be faced with such a circumstance, the following guidance that we shared in earlier Alerts...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Establishes "Totality of the Circumstances" Framework for Determining Whether Attorney's Fees Should Be Shifted in Patent Cases
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Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014
In a pair of companion cases decided on April 29, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court provided key guidance on several significant issues concerning the award of attorney's fees under the Patent Act's fee-shifting provision, 35 U.S.C. § 285. That statutory provision authorizes a district court...

 

HTMLQ-and-A on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
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Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 24, 2014
Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) is currently the subject of intense discussion among tax professionals worldwide, but it remains a confusing area that is constantly evolving. This Alert highlights the key aims of BEPS, the current state of play and projected timeline and the most...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Supreme Court Unanimously Holds That Union Workers Are Not Subcontractors for Purposes of Pa. Mechanics' Lien Law
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Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 21, 2014
On April 17, 2014, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a decision eagerly awaited by owners, developers, contractors and others involved in the construction industry.

 

HTMLFDA Seeks Information for Implementation of Drug Supply Chain Security Act
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Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 11, 2014
On November 27, 2013, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) was enacted "to build an electronic, interoperable system to identify and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed within the United States." To accomplish this, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is...

 

HTMLPhiladelphia Employers Required to Provide Written Notice of Employment Law Protections for Pregnant Women by April 20, 2014
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Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014
In January 2014, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed into law an amendment to the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance, expanding local law employment protections for pregnant women. As we reported in our March 10, 2014 Alert, the Ordinance now requires employers to extend reasonable...

 

HTMLIncreasing Pay Transparency Among Federal Contractors
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Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014
On April 8, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama signed a pair of executive actions aimed at increasing transparency about wages among federal contractors. The administration believes that increasing transparency will provide a boost to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which addresses the gender wage...

 


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