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July 2015 Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification News Update

This July was another month where independent contractor compliance and misclassification was a topic that made front page news. Hillary Clinton placed independent contractor misclassification in the national spotlight when...more

Australia: Perth Glory suspended, fined and going to Supreme Court

Perth Glory have been fined $269,000 and ejected from the finals series of the A-League after being found guilty of salary cap breaches....more

The Internship 2: Now Paid? Viacom Pays Record Settlement on Intern Lawsuit

Viacom recently announced a settlement of $7.2 million dollars to end litigation by numerous unpaid interns for the Company’s television networks. In 2013, two former interns sued Viacom claiming that it violated the Fair...more

Minor League Baseball Players Take a Swing at MLB in Antitrust Suit

Several minor league baseball players have filed an antitrust class action against Major League Baseball, alleging that MLB and its teams operate as a cartel to impose restrictive contracts on minor league players. The suit,...more

NCAA’s Limits on Athletes’ Compensation for Use of Their Names or Likenesses Violates Antitrust Laws

The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) fundamental beliefs about the role of student-athletes and its economic model just received a partial rebuke from the courts. On August 8, 2014, a federal judge ruled that...more

Rolling the Dice with Casino VIP Lists

In the competitive world of land-based casinos, high roller “VIP” players are courted with a host of special perks and privileges. A casino’s proprietary VIP customer list represents one of its most valuable assets, almost...more

Former JSU Women’s Basketball Coach Receives Additional Award in Wrongful Termination Suit

In August, a judge awarded former Jackson State University (JSU) head coach, Denise Taylor, $200,000 in damages for “emotional pain and suffering” she endured during her employment. Taylor was the head women’s basketball...more

Musicians in the theatre production ‘War Horse’ lose their legal bid

Musicians employed by the National Theatre in its production of War Horse at the New London Theatre have been refused their application for an interim injunction, or alternatively specific performance, to require the National...more

$6 Million SOX Whistleblower Verdict In California

On March 5, 2014, a California jury awarded $6 million to a former accounting executive at Playboy Enterprises Inc. (the “Company”), finding that the Company discharged the former employee in violation of Section 806 of SOX....more

How the New California Laws Will Impact Your Business in 2014 and Beyond, Part 1: Wage and Hour Legislation

In 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law approximately 9 out of 10 bills presented to him. This three-part blog series summarizes the new legislation and captures the key employment law related bills that are likely to...more

Wrongful Termination Claim Too Desperate for Ex-Desperate Housewives Star

A California appellate court recently rejected an attempt by Desperate Housewives star, Nicollette Sheridan, to sue for wrongful termination in violation of public policy when Touchstone failed to renew her contract past...more

Re-Employed After 2 Weeks, Employee Gets 6 Months: Mitigation did not Apply to Contractual Notice Clause

The Ontario Court of Appeal has held that an employee who found a new job after two weeks was entitled to the full six months’ pay in lieu of notice under his written employment contract because the principle of “mitigation”...more

TV Writers and Proskauer Client CAA Reach Preliminary Agreement to Settle

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and representatives of a class of television writers today announced the settlement of a case alleging age discrimination in the representation of television writers. The case was the last...more

Three Point Shot -- Novemberr 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: - Tennis Umpires Serve Up Lawsuit against USTA - Ultimate Fighting – It's Like "Swan Lake" – How Come You Can't SEE That? - We Are Reliably Informed...more

California Employment Law Notes

Employee Who Provided False social Security Number and Other Information Was Barred from Suing For Disability Discrimination Employer Did Not Violate CFRA by Transferring Employee upon Her Return from 19-Week Stress Leave...more

Intellectual Property News- Spring 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: Function Follows Form-Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants After Company Acquisition May Hinge on Structure of the Deal; Federal Circuit Holds USPTO Miscalculating Patent Term Adjustments; Big 12 Expansion (of...more

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