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Adobe PDFThe Definition of “Money Purchase Benefits”: A Brave New World?
Jonathan Moody; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 4, 2014, previously published on May 2014
The Department for Work and Pensions (the “DWP”) has published the long-awaited final version of the regulations implementing the new statutory definition of “money purchase benefits”. The finalised regulations will require trustees to revisit past decisions in far fewer...

 

HTMLCalifornia Attorney General’s Guide on CalOPPA
Rebecca S. Eisner, Lei Shen; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
The amendment to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) that established the state’s “do not track” disclosure requirements became effective on January 1, 2014. It requires web site privacy policies to include certain do not track disclosures. However, because do...

 

HTMLUS Department of Justice Announces New Policy to Record Statements
Kelly B. Kramer, Lori E. Lightfoot, Michael Martinez, William Michael, Lee H. Rubin; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
The US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has announced a new policy with respect to the electronic recording of statements made by individuals in custodial situations prior to a person’s initial appearance before a judicial officer. Beginning July 11, 2014, there will be a...

 

HTMLClass of 30,000 Costco Workers Decertified in California Because Individualized Inquiries Predominate
Andrea M. Weiss, Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
Decision: In Stiller v. Costco Wholesale Corp., the Southern District of California decertified a statewide class of approximately 30,000 employees who were allegedly required to remain inside Costco warehouses at the end of their shifts without pay while lockdown procedures were completed. The...

 

HTMLSixth Circuit Excludes EEOC’s Unreliable Disparate Impact Expert
Andrea M. Weiss, Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
Decision: The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp. reinforced the Federal Rules of Evidence requirement that each part of a proposed expert’s methodology be reliable in order for the expert’s testimony to be admissible.

 

HTMLFERC Proposes to Streamline Open-Access Requirements and Protect Developer Priority Rights for US Generator Tie Lines
David I. Bloom, J. Paul Forrester, Brantley Webb; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in which it has proposed waiving the Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) and associated requirements for public utilities that own, operate or control Interconnection Customer’s Interconnection...

 

HTMLPlaintiffs Seek Expansion of Video Privacy Laws
Zachariah J. DeMeola, John Nadolenco, Evan M. Wooten; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
Plaintiffs traditionally face an uphill battle in class actions alleging misuse of personally identifiable information (PII) gathered from Internet cookie tracking (i.e., data transferred between users’ web browsers and companies’ web sites). Courts often take the view that plaintiffs...

 

HTMLAutomatic Renewal Class Actions Are On the Rise
Rebecca B. Johns, John Nadolenco, Evan M. Wooten; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
The automatic renewal of subscription services has become quite commonplace: typically, companies renew subscribed services and charge credit card numbers maintained on file until the customer cancels the service or either the credit card or the service expires. Companies, customers and even the...

 

HTMLEmployers May Seek a Second Opinion Regarding an Employee’s Post-FMLA Fitness to Return to Work Duties Even After Reinstating the Employee
Andrea M. Weiss, Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
Decision: In White v. City of Los Angeles, a former district attorney investigator took a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Prior to her FMLA leave, the investigator had behaved “erratically.” Upon returning from leave, she was advised that she would be...

 

Adobe PDFEuropean Court Decides Holiday Pay Includes Commission
Stefan Martin; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 2014
The European Court of Justice has held that a worker is entitled to be paid in respect of periods of annual leave by reference to the commission payments he would have earned during the period of absence (ZRJ Lock v British Gas Trading Limited)

 


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