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HTMLCalifornia Makes Anti-Bullying Training A Component Of Mandatory Harassment Training
Will (Won Bin) Kim, Marlene M. Nicolas; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015
California employers with more than 50 employees must include “abusive conduct” prevention training in their mandatory harassment prevention training. Assembly Bill No. 2053 expanded the scope of training required by Government Code Section 12950.1, which requires employers with 50 or...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Holds Agency Interpretations Are Not Subject To Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking Requirement
Karina A. Layugan, Marlene M. Nicolas; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 16, 2015
In 2004, the DOL revamped its regulations regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) administrative exemption. In 2006, the Bush DOL issued an opinion letter finding that mortgage loan officers qualified for the administrative exemption. In 2010, the Obama DOL withdrew the 2006 opinion letter...

 

HTMLDOL Issues Final Rule Amending FMLA Definition of “Spouse” to Include Same-Sex Marriages 
Shira Forman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule amending the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). We earlier reported on the DOL’s proposed rule to this effect, which is now final and will become effective on March 27,...

 

HTMLSupreme Court of New Jersey Rules on Test for Independent Contractors
Rachel J. Tischler; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015
On January 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of New Jersey decided which independent contractor classification test should be used in determining a person’s employment status under the New Jersey Wage Payment Law (WPL) and Wage and Hour Law (WHL). In Hargrove v. Sleepy’s, LLC, No. A-70-12...

 

HTMLUSCIS Announces Work Permits for Qualifying Spouses of H-1B Employees
Greg L. Berk; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on February 24 that certain qualifying spouses of H-1B workers will be allowed to apply for a work permit beginning on May 26, 2015.

 

HTMLRevised “Fred Meyer Guides” Leave Treatment of Key Robinson-Patman Act Provisions Unchanged
Don T. Hibner; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
While hardly ever enforced in modern times by government enforcement agencies, and rarely the subject of antitrust treble damage actions, Sections 2(d) and (e) of the Robinson Patman Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 13(d) and (e)) have had a colorful heritage. In response to the Supreme Court’s...

 

HTMLSEC Releases 2015 Examination Priorities
Thomas M. Devaney, Jung Yeon Son; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015
On January 13, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released its 2015 examination priorities. The SEC identified three thematic issues: (i) matters relating to retail investors and...

 

HTMLAttending Physician Documentation Changes Increase Audit Risk
Douglas Robert Luther; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
On October 1, 2014, CMS revised its attending physician requirements, setting another potential trap for the unwary. 42 C.F.R. 418.24 [Election of Hospice].

 

HTMLUndisclosed Change in Building Height Requires Supplemental EIR
Tiffany T.V. Duong, Jeffrey W. Forrest; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
The Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California has ruled that (i) a 20% increase in the actual height of a building over the stated height in the certified EIR required Ventura County to prepare a supplemental EIR rather than an addendum; and (ii) the County’s failure to...

 

HTMLCorps Issues New Compensatory Mitigation Guidelines for California
Alexander L. Merritt; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division, has issued its “Final 2015 Regional Compensatory Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines.”

 


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