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HTMLToward a Transactional Exemption for Emerging Company Investments
John R. Hempill; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
In “Bringing the Individual Accredited Investor Definition into the 21st Century,” which was posted on December 18th of last year, it was suggested that there might be certain common venture capital transactional structures that provide protections that could justify eliminating the...

 

HTMLGo For De Novo: FDA’s Revised Approach to Medical Device Accessories
Vinay Bhupathy, Stephanie L. Zeppa; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
Accessories are an everyday reality for almost all users of technology products today. They can help improve efficacy, increase usability and make many other improvements to the technology we use. Increasingly, accessories are used for health related applications (e.g., smartwatches that connect to...

 

HTMLNo Change Of Position, No Estoppel
Alejandro E. Moreno, Lisa S. Yun; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 9, 2015
Under California Law, a party seeking to defeat the statute of frauds based on promissory estoppel must allege an actual change in position. In Jones v. Wachovia Bank, 230 Cal.App.4th 935 (2014), the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims for...

 

HTMLEmployers Are Not Required to Relieve Employees of All Duty During Rest Breaks
Kevin P. Jackson; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
In 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its highly-anticipated opinion in Brinker Restaurant Corporation, et al. v. Superior Court, 53 Cal. 4th 1004, which provided substantial clarity to California employers regarding the obligation to provide meal and rest breaks. While the Brinker court...

 

HTMLNew York Wage Board Recommends $7.50 Hourly Wage for Tipped Workers
Ryan Duffy; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
Under a proposal recommended by the state’s Wage Board on Friday, January 30, 2015, tipped workers in New York state, including restaurant servers and hospitality workers, would have their minimum hourly wage increased to $7.50 per hour before tips.

 

HTMLUrgent Notice To Employers: Annual H-1B Visa Quota Will Open on April 1
Greg L. Berk; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
For employers looking to bring non-US citizens into the United States, an important immigration deadline is around the corner. Failure to properly plan for and meet this deadline may result in the employer’s inability to bring into the country its planned talent.

 

HTMLAnnual H-1B Visa Quota Will Open on April 1, 2015
Greg L. Berk; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015
For employers looking to bring non-U.S. citizens into the United States, an important immigration deadline is around the corner. Failure to plan properly for and meet this deadline may result in the employer’s inability to bring into the country its planned talent.

 

HTMLThe California Supreme Court Holds That Certain Security Guards Must Be Paid to Sleep
Lindsay M. Holloman, Daniel J. McQueen; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
On December 31, 2014, the California Supreme Court held in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc. (Case No. S212704) that security guards who work shifts of 24 or more hours under Wage Order 4 must be compensated for their sleep time. The Court also held that, under the particular facts of the...

 

HTMLIn Highly-Anticipated Decision, Ninth Circuit Affirms That Hospital-Physician Group Merger in St. Luke’s Violated Section 7 And Casts Serious Doubt on Viability of Efficiencies Defense
Helen Cho Eckert, David R. Garcia; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015
On February 10, 2015, the Ninth Circuit issued its highly-anticipated decision at the intersection of health care and antitrust, affirming the lower court’s finding that a hospital-physician group merger completed nearly three years ago violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act. St. Alphonsus...

 

HTMLFDA Issues Guidance for Mobile Medical Applications: What Will be Subject to FDA Oversight and Enforcement?
Carrie A. Ross; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2014
On February 09, 2015, the FDA issued final guidelines to outline its regulatory enforcement approach to mobile medical applications (or “apps”). The FDA is taking a risk-based approach, focusing its oversight on apps that (1) meet the definition of medical devices under section 201(h)...

 


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