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HTMLDo You Take Profanity With Your Coffee? The NLRB Says You Should
Mark Falkowski; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
Earlier this week the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision finding Starbucks violated the National Labor Relations Act when it terminated an employee who uttered profanities at a Starbucks manager in the presence of customers. This was the employee’s second profanity (and...

 

HTMLProposed Legislation Would Alter the FLSA’s “White Collar” Exemptions
Josef S. Glynias; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
Yesterday, a group of nine Senate Democrats proposed new legislation (S. 2486) that would increase the amount of salary that must be paid to certain employees. Led by Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the group seeks to change the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in two significant ways, and...

 

HTMLSEC Readies New Guidelines for Proxy Advisers
Chauncey M. Lane; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
The SEC is readying new guidelines for proxy advisory firms such as ISS and Glass Lewis amid complaints by corporations that such advisers have too much influence. The SEC previously held a roundtable about the sector, where stakeholders discussed a variety of concerns such as whether the firms...

 

HTMLPediatric Hospitals and Medicaid Managed Care Networks
Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
Many pediatric hospitals have an opportunity to be a lead provider of patient care and administrative services to patients in states that are outsourcing Medicaid program administration to managed care companies. Winn Halverhout presented on this topic for an AHLA webinar titled “Innovative...

 

HTMLWhy You Have Little to Fear from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Decision to Allow Live Testimony
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
Yes, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) may allow live testimony in an inter partes review (“IPR”). No, this does not entirely alter IPRs. Last week the PTAB stood their ground in a request to rehear their decision to allow live testimony. This post briefly addresses...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court to Decide Whether Organic Regulations Preempt State Consumer Labeling Claims
Gene Summerlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
In Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., the California Court of Appeals held that state law labeling and deceptive trade practices claims arising from alleged mislabeling of organic products were preempted by the National Organic Program. The plaintiff sought review by the California Supreme Court...

 

HTML2013 Amendments to UCC Article 9 - Lenders May Need To Take Action
John P. McNearney; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (“NCCUSL”) promulgated significant revisions to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) in 2010 (the “2010 Amendments”). Most of the states adopted those revisions in 2013 with an effective...

 

HTMLOrganizations Aim to Standardize Telehealth Practices
Megan C. Phillips, Cori Casey Turner; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The Federation of State Medical Boards recently endorsed a model policy that addresses the proper use of telemedicine services. Only a few weeks later, a not-for-profit foundation released a report highlighting the benefits of telemedicine and making recommendations for telehealth services....

 

HTMLValidity of Fee-Shifting Bylaw Provisions for Stock Companies Remains Uncertain
John K. Power; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
Early speculation that the Delaware Supreme Court’s decision in ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund would result in an onslaught of proposals to adopt fee-shifting bylaw provisions was quickly tempered by newly proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law. Within weeks of...

 

HTMLBrand Owners Beware: Important Changes in Canadian Trademark Law are on the Horizon
Joan K. Archer; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
The Canadian Government recently introduced Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan Act 2014, No.1. This omnibus bill includes changes to a wide variety of laws in Canada. The potential amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act will have a significant impact on brand owners, as well as intellectual...

 


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