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Developer Selected to Build U.S.’s Longest Cable Stayed Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas

The Texas Transportation Commission has conditionally awarded a comprehensive development agreement to Flatiron/Dragados for the longest cable stayed bridge in the United States. The new Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge will allow larger…more

The Nevada Data Breach Law

Nevada, like most states, has a data security statute that addresses what to do when there’s a data breach. Here’s a quick summary of the Nevada law, which is found at N.R.S. § 603A.010 et seq, “Security of Personal Information”…more

Magnolia Place Personal Care Home to Pay $20,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Assisted Living Facility Fired Employee Due to Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charged - OXFORD, Miss. - Magnolia NA, LLC, which owns and operates Magnolia Place Personal Care Home, an assisted-living facility located in New Albany…more

Magnolia Place Personal Care Home Pagará $20,000 Para Resolver Demanda Por Discriminación Por Embarazo

Centro de Asistenciade Vida Despidió a Empleada Debido a su Embarazo, Agencia Federal Acusa - OXFORD, Miss. - Magnolia NA, LLC, propietario y operador de Magnolia Place Personal Care Home, un centro de asistencia de vida situado…more

California Court Explains the Interrelationship Between the Resolution of Necessity and Project in the Manner Proposed in an Eminent Domain Action

One of the issues often disputed between public agencies and property owners in eminent domain actions is the assessment of severance damages, and in particular, whether damages should be based upon (i) the terms of the resolution of…more

Harassing Act Directed at Another Employee Enough to Revive Plaintiff's Time Barred Harassment Claims

Under Title VII, employees typically must file a charge of discrimination within 180 days (or 300 days in states such as South Carolina with their own EEO enforcement agencies) of the alleged discriminatory act. In its 2002 Morgan…more

Second Circuit Clarifies That FLSA’s Anti-Retaliation Protection Includes Oral Complaints

Greathouse v. JHS Security Inc., No. 12-4521 (2d Cir. Apr. 20, 2015): The Second Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded the Southern District of New York’s decision dismissing an employee’s wage retaliation claim against his…more

SEC Proposes Rules to Oversee Non-US Firms’ Swap Activity in the United States

On April 29, 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules to enhance its oversight of non-US firms’ security-based swap activity in the United States. The proposal, if adopted, will have important…more

SEC Updates Guidance on Cybersecurity

Emphasizing the critical importance of cybersecurity to registered investment companies (RICs), including insurance separate accounts and business development companies, and to investment advisers, the SEC’s Division of Investment…more

Jointly Owned Inventions and Patents

Difficulties can arise with respect to jointly owned inventions and patents if a written agreement is not in place which specifies the rights and responsibilities of the respective joint owners. Do not rely on oral understandings or…more

Informal Complaint to Supervisor About Pay Prohibits Retaliation Under the FLSA

As with most federal labor laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who complain about violation of their rights to overtime pay and minimum wage. In its 2011 Kasten decision, the U.S…more

New York Court of Appeals Applies Federal Impact Analysis Under State Law

Margerum v. City of Buffalo, 24 N.Y.3d 721 (N.Y. Feb. 17, 2015): The New York Court of Appeals held that, where an employer has allegedly engaged in intentional discrimination to avoid or remedy an unintentional disparate impact…more

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