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As part of the “Not Alone” campaign focusing on preventing sexual assault and violence, the White House released new guidance documents as part of “It’s On Us,” a new education campaign that seeks to “engage college students and all…more
New Rights to Time Off Work to Accompany a Pregnant Woman to Ante-Natal Appointments and to Attend Adoption Appointments
Employees and certain agency workers in England and Wales who have a “qualifying relationship” with a pregnant woman will have the statutory right to unpaid time off work in order to accompany the woman to no more than two ante-natal…more
For Some CalPERS Employers, Withdrawing from CalPERS is Not Feasible, So Why Not Look at Alternatives?
An article published in Thursday’s edition of The Bond Buyer highlights a rising concern of counties, cities and special districts that provide retirement benefits to their employees through the CalPERS pension plan: That, in the face…more
Co-Existence Outside of the U.S. Might be Relevant to Obtaining a Permanent Injunction in U.S. La Quinta has operated LA QUINTA hotels and motels in the United States since 1968. Quinta Real operates QUINTA REAL luxury…more
Following a meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee on 26 September 2014, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has confirmed that the controversial practice of third-party ownership of players will be banned in future…more
In Bristol Groundschool Ltd v Intelligent Data Capture Ltd & ors  EWHC 2145 (Ch), 2 July 2014, Richard Spearman QC (sitting as Deputy Judge of the Chancery Division) implied a general duty of good faith into what the High Court…more
In the Mexichem Amanco Holdings S.A. de C.V. v. Honeywell International, Inc., the Patent Owner moved for additional discovery to depose a third party witness whose declarations were relied upon by Petitioner in its Reply to the Patent…more
Governor Brown Signs Bill Making Companies Liable for Employment Violations of Independent Labor Contractor Companies
This weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1897. This bill creates new Labor Code section 2810.3, which applies to all but a very limited number of companies with 25 or more employees (i.e., the “client…more
Title VII requires employers to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs and practices. Understandably, courts are reluctant to make judicial determinations as to what are and what are not sincere religious activities. Last month, the…more
In ABM Amro Commercial Finance Plc v Ambrose McGinn & ors  EWHC 1674 (Comm), 23 May 2014 the court ruled that an indemnifying party cannot argue that a failure to mitigate by an indemnified party absolves the indemnifying party…more
On Sept. 22, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an important opinion regarding antitrust standing in Los Gatos Mercantile, Inc. v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. (DuPont), No. 13-cv-01180-BLF…more
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce (the Maryland Chamber) has entered the battle against Maryland’s unconstitutional personal income tax regime. Filing as amicus curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court in Maryland State Comptroller of the…more