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HTMLU.S. Department of Labor Proposes Pay Transparency Rule for Employees of Federal Contractors
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register to implement Executive Order 13665, which was signed by President Obama on April 8, 2014. Generally, the proposed rule would...

 

HTMLCalifornia Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1522, known as the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. With a few exceptions, the new law requires all employers to provide employees performing work in California with paid sick leave, beginning on...

 

HTMLCBP Issues Guidance on Acceptable Methods of Submitting Post-Importation Claims
Brian S. Goldstein; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014
As a follow-up to a memorandum issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to its field offices on August 11, 2014, CBP has published a guidance to the trade community concerning "acceptable methods" for submission of post-importation claims for preferential treatment under various...

 

HTMLPhiladelphia Ordinance Provides New Protections for Breastfeeding Mothers
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
On September 3, 2014, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law the Breastfeeding Accommodation Bill, No. 130922, as a part of the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance. The new law is effective immediately, and it requires businesses with one or more employees to provide reasonable...

 

HTMLCalifornia Appellate Court Tells Employers to Pay Part of Employees' Cell Phone Bills or Face Class Action Liability
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 3, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
On August 12, 2014, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, ruled in Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc. that employers are required to reimburse employees for all business-related calls made or received on an employee's personal cell phone. In what is likely to be an...

 

HTMLNAIC Moving Forward on Regulation of XXX/AXXX Financing Transactions
Hugh T. McCormick, K. Oliver Rust; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
For more than two years, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the "NAIC") has been addressing the use by life insurers of captive reinsurers to finance reserves for certain term life insurance or universal life insurance policies (the reserves are known as "XXX...

 

HTMLThird Circuit Sets Standard for Return to Work Under the Family and Medical Leave Act
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
On August 27, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion in Budhun v. Reading Hospital and Medical Center reversing the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Reading Hospital and Medical Center...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit's Significant Decision Could Impact Liquidating Trustees
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
In the case of United States of America v. Edward P. Bond, No. 12-4803 (2d. Cir. August 13, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (the "Second Circuit") issued a decision that could have far-reaching effects on how liquidating chapter 11 bankruptcy cases will be...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Finds Computer Bingo Patents Invalid as Abstract Ideas
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014
On August 26, 2014, the Federal Circuit ruled that patent claims regarding computer-aided management of bingo games are invalid because they are directed to a patent-ineligible abstract idea. The ruling in Planet Bingo, LLC v. VKGS LLC is notable because it is one of the first Federal Circuit...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit Ruling Upholds New Ground Rules in Development of Electric Transmission Infrastructure
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC or "Commission") landmark regional electric transmission planning rulemaking, a multi-year effort by the Commission that has been met with vigorous opposition from some participants of the electric energy industry, has survived what could...

 


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