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HTMLSupreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal on Enforceability of FLSA Collective Action Waivers
Jillian M. Collins; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied a request to review the issue of whether the Fair Labor Standards Act grants employees a non-waivable right to bring a collective action and thus, renders arbitration agreements with collective action waivers unenforceable.

 

HTMLSawStop Stopped: Judge Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Against Table Saw Industry
Matthew R. Howsare, Helen J. Kim, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
On June 27, 2014, Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed the complaint filed against the power tool industry by SawStop, LLC. We previously wrote about this lawsuit and the need for companies and trade associations to develop sound legal policies and procedures to...

 

HTMLNew Connecticut Pharmacy Rewards Disclosure Bill Took Effect July 1
Stephanie D. Willis; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
On June 12th, Connecticut governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law ”An Act Concerning Pharmacy Rewards Programs And Protected Health Information“. The law went into effect July 1st, and applies to pharmacy retailers in the state of Connecticut. We profiled the version of the law passed...

 

HTMLBe PREPAred: PREPA Bondholders Greet Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Legislation With Federal Lawsuit
William W. Kannel, Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
On Saturday, June 28, Puerto Rico’s Governor Padilla signed into effect Puerto Rico’s new bankruptcy law for certain revenue bond issuers. Within 24 hours of the statute’s enactment, two mutual fund complexes owning approximately $1.7 billion in bonds of the Puerto Rico Electric...

 

HTMLNew Jersey’s “Ban the Box” Bill Sent to Governor Christie’s Desk; Final Version More Employer-Friendly
David M. Katz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
In December, we wrote about New Jersey’s proposed “ban the box” measure, known as the Opportunity to Compete Act, making its way through the legislature - a law that would prohibit employers from inquiring about job candidates’ criminal histories early in the hiring process....

 

HTMLUncertain Fate of Non-competes in Massachusetts: Senate Passes Compromise; Legislation Heads to Conference Committee Negotiations
George K. Atanasov, Julie Cox, Amarynth Sichel; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
On July 1, 2014 the Massachusetts Senate voted for a compromise on employee non-compete agreements, and the Joint Economic and Emerging Technology Committee heard testimony on the same issue. Governor Deval Patrick spurred debate on the topic in April, when he proposed banning the agreements in his...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Legislature Passes Minimum Wage Increase and Economic Development Package
George K. Atanasov, Julie Cox, James Sasso; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
In a previous article, “Massachusetts Legislature Considers Unemployment Insurance Reform and Minimum Wage Increase,” we outlined the Massachusetts House and Senate’s separate plans to increase the minimum wage and reform the unemployment insurance system. With the end of the...

 

HTMLWyndham Gets Life Preserver in Data Breach Case
Adam M. Veness; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
New Jersey U.S. District Judge Esther Salas agreed to allow Wyndham Hotels and Resorts LLC to immediately appeal to the Third Circuit a ruling affirming the FTC’s authority to bring data security cases. We have been following this case since the beginning, and you can see our last post here.

 

HTML“REDSKINS” US Trademark Registrations are Canceled for Disparaging Native Americans
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
A three-judge panel of the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), for the second time and in a 2-1 decision, has held that the REDSKINS trademark used in connection with professional football and related services by the Washington Redskins National Football League team was disparaging to a...

 

HTMLThe Family is Getting Bigger: Starting July 2014 California’s Paid Family Leave Expands
Brandon T. Willenberg; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 29, 2014
I’m not quite sure why California felt it was necessary to effectuate key changes to employment laws in the middle of summer when most of us are trying to break away from work and enjoy our vacations. As we recently discussed, California’s minimum wage goes up to $9.00/hr starting July...

 


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