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|Labor Board’s Quickie Election Rule Raises the Question: Who’s In Charge Here?|
Gregory H. Andrews, Christopher C. Antone, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015Are a company’s lead persons actually the company’s legal agents under the National Labor Relations Act?
|Proposed Wellness Plan Legislation Responds to Lawsuits Filed by EEOC|
Eric S. Dreiband, Haley A. Wojdowski; Jones Day;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 2015The United States House of Representatives' Education and the Workforce Committee will conduct a hearing on March 24, 2015 about the House version of a bill proposed to the Senate two weeks earlier—the "Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act" (S. 620) (H.R. 1189) (the...
|D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Act Amended by Council to Remove Certain Exempt-Employee Mandates|
Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman, Jacqueline C. Tully; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015The District of Columbia Council has passed emergency and temporary amendments to the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act that, among other things, remove the requirements that employers keep time for exempt employees and that they pay exempt employees at least twice monthly. Exempt employees still...
|New UK Competition and Markets Authority Targets Local Markets|
Alan Davis, Matt Evans; Jones Day;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 2015The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced it has reached a settlement agreement with an association of estate and lettings agents, three of its members, and a newspaper publisher regarding UK competition law breaches between 2005 and 2014. The enforcement action marks this...
|Recast Brussels I Regulation: The Abolition of Exequatur and the Amendment to Rules Relating to the Enforceability of Jurisdiction Clause|
Marie-Laure Cartier-Marraud, Anne-Laure Vincent; Jones Day;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 2015The recast form of the Brussels I Regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, Regulation (EU) No. 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and Council of December 12, 2012 ("Brussels I Recast"), came into force on January 10,...
|No Rest Period Violation for Security Guards On Call during Breaks, California Court Rules|
Mark S. Askanas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015Reversing a trial court’s awarding of a $90 million judgment in a class action case for alleged rest period violations under California law, the California Court of Appeal has ruled that a security company had provided its security guards with proper rest periods, even though they were...
|Bill Restricting Casino Gaming Operations in Pennsylvania Goes to Committee|
Adam Berger; Duane Morris LLP;
March 30, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015Last week, a Pennsylvania bill, which would restrict the hours of operation of Pennsylvania casinos, was referred to the House Committee on Gaming Oversight. Specifically, House Bill Number 165 would require casinos in the Commonwealth to close between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. In a memorandum...
|FTC Tastes Sweet Victory in POM Wonderful Deceptive Advertising Appeal|
Timothy J. Slattery; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Federal Trade Commission a critical win on January 30, 2015 by affirming the Commission’s January 2013 decision holding POM Wonderful LLC in violation of the FTC Act for its deceptive advertisements alleging pomegranate juice and...
|O.J. Simpson & Patent Reform|
Scott A. McKeown; Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015Should Systemic Changes to The Patent System Be Undertaken in Response to Bad Actors?
Efforts to enact patent reform (as well as the America Invents Act of 2011) are/were largely driven by the perception that the patent system is being abused by bad actors. Currently, many of the most established...
|Easing Of Restrictions On Travel To Cuba Goes Into Effect|
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
March 30, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015On December 17, 2014, the Obama Administration announced new regulations governing travel to and trade with Cuba. Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register the revised Cuban Assets Control Regulations and Export Administration...