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|Southern District Magistrate Judge Clarifies FLSA “Computer Professional” Exemption|
Rachel J. Tischler; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014In an April 2014 decision in the Southern District of New York, Olorode v. Streamingedge, Inc., No. 11 Civ. 6934 (GBD) (AJP) (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 29, 2014), employers were given some clarification on the Computer Professional overtime exemption available under the Fair Labor Standards Act...
|Tying Health Spending to the Economy: What Does it Mean for the Future?|
Eric A. Klein; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014Politicians, researchers, and other stakeholders have long recognized the importance of a slowdown in health spending in the U.S. Optimistically, the nation’s health spending has experienced a record slow growth rate in recent years, and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently revised...
|Collateral Estoppel Bars Copy-Cat Environmental Plaintiff in New Case After Judgment|
Deborah M. Rosenthal, Joy Siu; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014The Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed a judgment denying a petition for writ of mandate to invalidate project approvals for the construction of a large commercial retail center in the City of Rialto (the “City”) to be anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The court held that: (1)...
|The Buck Stops Here - Senate Bill Takes Aim at E-retailers|
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014After more than a decade of trying to gain traction on Capitol Hill, brick-and-mortar retailers could be close to leveling the playing field with online merchants if the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act (“MITFA”) Senate bill proceeds.
|Trending Information: The Connection Between Data Brokers and the Fashion Industry|
Lindsay Colvin, Theodore C. Max; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014Consumers frequently reveal personal information about themselves through a variety of daily online and offline activities. For fashion designers and retailers, this consumer information represents a valuable tool to identify, target, and expand customer advertising and messaging. This...
|Only When a Permit is Required: The Supreme Court Caps the EPA’s Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Stationary Sources|
Matthew Klinger; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014On June 23, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped its authority under the Clean Air Act when it attempted to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources not already subject to a permit controlling emissions of more...
|Redbox Collection of ZIP Codes Does Not Violate Song-Beverly Privacy Rights|
Juthamas Judy Suwatanapongched; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014Redbox Automated Retail, LLC (“Redbox”), provider of the popular self-service kiosks that rent movies and video games in airports and other locations, received confirmation last month from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that it can continue requiring customers to provide their ZIP...
|Illinois Becomes The Fifth State To Enact So Called “Ban The Box” Law, Prohibiting Private Sector Employers From Asking About Criminal History|
Brian S. Arbetter; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014This past Monday, July 21, 2014, Illinois joined Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Rhode Island as the fifth State to enact a so called “ban the box” law. Signed by the Governor, the law will take effect on January 1, 2015. Called the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act,...
|California Supreme Court Limits Application of Commissioned Employee Exemption|
Thomas R. Kaufman, Anna M. Stancu; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014On July 14, 2014, the California Supreme Court held in Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc. that employees qualify for the California “commissioned employee” exemption in a pay period only if they receive “earnings [that] exceed one and one-half (1-1/2) times the minimum wage”...
|DOL Proposes to Amend FMLA Definition of “Spouse” to Include Same-Sex Marriages|
Christopher J. Collins, Shira Forman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed amending the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act to expressly include individuals in same-sex marriages.