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HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Upholds Undocumented Immigrants’ Right to Relief Under State’s Labor and Employment Laws
Jordan J. Ford; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
Last week, the California Supreme Court addressed whether undocumented immigrants may pursue state law claims of discrimination against their employers. In Salas v. Sierra Chemical, the court held that California Senate Bill 1818, which provides state law protections and remedies to all California...

 

HTMLWrit Alleges California Department of Public Health Failed to Comply With Mandatory Statutory Duties When It Set MCL for Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water
Tiffany Keith Ackley, Jad T. Davis; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently set an Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10ppb (parts per billion) for hexavalent chromium in drinking water. This MCL is the most stringent in the nation, and is much lower than what the latest research shows is needed to protect public...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Sets the Stage for Future Challenges with Pair of Labor-Related Rulings
Ashley Welch Hudson, Scott Jackson, Alan L. Rupe; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
With its term coming to a close, the Supreme Court has issued a pair of important opinions that set the stage for change in the labor and employment arena. The two cases - National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, No. 12-1281, and Harris v. Quinn, No. 11-681 - have the potential to shake up...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Limits Reach of Contraceptive Mandate
Alfred B. Fowler, Peter C. Langdon, Juliana Reno, John E. Schembari, Michelle M. Ueding; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, closely-held for-profit corporations are not required to pay for contraceptives if doing so would violate the corporation’s sincerely held religious beliefs. Below, we discuss the major parts of the...

 

Adobe PDFSEC MDCD Initiative Creates Quandary for Municipal Issuers and Underwriters
Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014
On March 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (the “MCDC”). The program is ostensibly designed to afford favorable treatment terms to municipal issuers and obligated parties...

 

HTMLThe California Supreme Court Weighs In On the Enforceability of Class and Representative Action Waivers
Matthew C. Sgnilek; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
The California Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited and impactful decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation LLC S20432 (June 23, 2014). The central issue in the case is whether in California mandatory class and representative action waivers in employment arbitration agreements and...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Holds There Is No Presumption of Prudence
Alfred B. Fowler, Peter C. Langdon, Juliana Reno, John E. Schembari, Michelle M. Ueding; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, a case involving an ESOP fiduciary’s duties in deciding to sell or hold employer stock in an ESOP. The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected the “presumption of...

 

HTMLFirst Amendement Protection in Retaliation Cases
Jordan J. Ford, Alan L. Rupe; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on JUne 20, 2014
The United States Supreme Court on Thursday held that First Amendment protections extend to public workers who provide subpoenaed testimony. In a unanimous decision, the Court concluded that Edward Lane, a former program director at Central Alabama Community College, should not have been denied...

 

HTMLReports to Congress Highlight Importance of Proactive HIPAA Compliance
Alfred B. Fowler, Peter C. Langdon, Juliana Reno, John E. Schembari, Michelle M. Ueding; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on JUne 20, 2014
On May 20, 2014, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (the “Department”) submitted reports to Congress detailing certain compliance and enforcement activities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended (“HIPAA”)....

 

HTMLFCA Retaliation Claims Not Covered by Employment Agreement’s Mandatory Arbitration Provision
Alan L. Rupe; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
On May 22, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that a mandatory arbitration clause as part of an employment agreement did not apply to claims brought pursuant to the False Claims Act’s retaliation provision (FCA). The case is United States ex. rel. Paige and...

 


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