How the Rise in Undercover Investigations is Changing the Law
A Moment of Simple Justice - A Prosecutor's Duty
Uncovering Factory Farming - The Effects of Ag Gag Laws
A Moment of Simple Justice - Undercover Lover
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
A Moment of Simple Justice - Cameras on Cops
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
SOX Whistleblower Protections Extend to Private Companies: Critical Steps to Take Now
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced it will rule on the legality of same-sex marriage and issue what is expected to be a historic decision with a widespread impact on American culture. Consolidating appeals from four...more
In Deputy Sheriffs' Association of San Diego County v. County of San Diego, et al., (January 11, 2015, D065364) 2015 WL 273138, the Fourth District Court of Appeal held that the provisions of the California Public Employees'...more
The 2014 election had four major marijuana ballot initiatives. Recreational legalization initiatives passed in Alaska, Washington State and the District of Columbia. A constitutional amendment in Florida to legalize medical...more
Can an employee’s Facebook post be grounds for termination? The Fifth Circuit says, “Yes.” Graziosi v. City of Greenville Mississippi, No. 13-60900 (5th Cir. January 9, 2015). A police officer posted on her Facebook page and...more
In a decision released January 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada once again revisited how much constitutional protection is afforded to the collective bargaining process. In Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada...more
If the National Labor Relations Board seemed to be on the ropes in 2013, it certainly came out swinging in 2014. Last year, we reported that the Board faced a number of serious legal battles. Although...more
Court Considers Constitutionality of Maryland's Personal Income Tax -
On 11/12/14, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of Maryland's personal income tax in Comptroller of the Treasury...more
In a landmark judgment with significant implications for the state public sector, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia (Full Court) has upheld an appeal by the United Firefighters' Union of Australia (UFU) against...more
It was bound to happen. Sooner or later the U.S. Supreme Court would be put to the task of deciding whether a married couple from California are still married while visiting Elvis’ ghost at Graceland, in Tennessee....more
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in four same-sex marriage cases in April, potentially settling the divisive issue by the end of the current term. The justices will consider an appeal from the 6th Circuit decision...more
As we start the New Year, New Jersey state employers should make sure they are prepared to pay more to minimum wage workers. ...more
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All of us in the Immigration Law Group at Epstein Becker Green wish you the very best for a healthy and prosperous 2015. We hope that all your petitions and applications are approved and that...more
The Supreme Court decided today to review the right of states to ban same-sex marriage. The Court granted certiorari in four cases, all from the Sixth Circuit (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee), whose U.S. Court of...more
On January 6, Florida became the 36th state to recognize same-sex marriage. This development came as the result of several recent state and federal court decisions finding Florida's ban on same-sex marriage an...more
On January 5, 2015, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Retail Federation, and the Society for Human Resource Management...more
Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) entered 2015 with a (slightly) new look. Amendments set out in Bill 3, the Personal Information Protection Amendment Act, 2014, came into force on December 17, 2014. Bill 3...more
In Pacific Lutheran University, 361 NLRB No. 157, a case that had been watched closely by the higher education community, the National Labor Relations Board issued a 3-2 decision the week before Christmas announcing new...more
The National Labor Relations Board issued a 3-2 decision last month in Pacific Lutheran University, 361 NLRB No. 157, in which it significantly modified the standards for determining: (1) whether college or university faculty...more
The ever changing regulatory framework for Home Care Organizations and Personal Care Providers has created an uncertain environment in which to operate. As January 1, 2015, approached, many providers began preparing to...more
Amendments to Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), originating in Bill 3, came into force on December 17, 2014. As discussed in our November 2014 Blakes Bulletin: Privacy Exceptions for Picketing: Alberta's...more
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has implemented dramatic changes that will greatly limit the ability of employers to respond to union organizing efforts. Last month, the NLRB held in Purple Communications, Inc. and...more
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has amended its internal rules to speed up the union election process. The changes were made with one goal in mind: to make it easier for unions to organize your workforce. Starting...more
Happy New Year, everyone! While I’ve been out for the holidays, the courts and government agencies have stayed busy with employment law matters. Here are the developments that I thought were especially noteworthy...more
In Braun v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a $187 million jury verdict in favor of class action plaintiffs. The rationale of the ruling raises the concern that Pennsylvania state courts may...more
On November 4, 2014, Alaska voters approved a ballot initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults aged 21 and over. With passage of the measure, Alaska joined Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and the...more
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