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U.S. Supreme Court Denies the Trump Administration’s Request to Suspend the Pending Litigation in the Sixth Circuit Court of...

by Ruder Ware on

On April 3, 2017, the United States Supreme Court denied a request from the Trump Administration to place a hold on the pending litigation in which the EPA’s and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Clean Water Rule is being...more

DOL Overtime Rule Update: Breaking News!!!!!

by Ruder Ware on

On September 20, 2016, two lawsuits were filed in an attempt to block the DOL’s proposed overtime rule. Wisconsin joined 20 other states in filing one suit while the U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with 50 other business...more

Employers Should Not Retreat on Compliance Planning Despite Two-Pronged Attack on OT Rule

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Two lawsuits related to the Department of Labor’s revisions to the white-collar exemptions have been filed in East Texas. The first lawsuit, citing (among other things) the severe impact the impending salary increase...more

DHS Halts Implementation of DACA Expansion and DAPA

by Mintz Levin on

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday, February 17th that it will comply with an injunction temporarily blocking its plan to shield millions of people who are in the United States illegally, suspending applications...more

“Mind Your Own Business”- The Connecticut Supreme Court Limits Challenges to Licensing and Certification Decisions by Public...

In a much ballyhooed case, certain residents and taxpayers of the City of Bridgeport brought a “quo warranto” action in the courts, challenging the qualifications of the City’s Superintendent of Schools (Paul Vallas) to hold...more

Does The Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund Deny Due Process?

by Allen Matkins on

In notorious defiance of the California Constitution, the legislature in 2002 established the Victims of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund. See Victims of Corporate Fraud. The purpose of the fund is to provide ”restitution to...more

Legal Alert: Congress Approves Legislation Expanding Federal Whistleblower Protection Act

by FordHarrison on

Executive Summary: On November 14, 2012, the Senate passed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) of 2012. The House previously approved the Act, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law. The Act...more

Florida Attorney General Announces Plan to Distribute $300,000,000 in Foreclosure Settlement Proceeds: News Release of the Week

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

A few weeks ago, we discussed the fight between Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Legislature over $334,000,000 that came to Florida as part of its settlement deal with the five Big Banks in the national...more

A Bad Bill Becomes Law When There Is More Interest In Enacting A Fix Than Fixing the Problem

by Allen Matkins on

In 2002, the Legislature enacted AB 55 creating the victims of corporate fraud fund. Since the fund was created, it has collected about $15 million and nearly 800 claims have been submitted. In a devastating article...more

Proposed Bill Would Provide Immunity for New Jersey Rescue Squads

Proposed Bill Would Provide Immunity for New Jersey Rescue Squads by CJ Griffin on August 28, 2012 A bill introduced in the New Jersey Senate would overrule a recent court ruling regarding the liability of New Jersey...more

Some Important Bills To Watch Tomorrow

by Allen Matkins on

Tomorrow, the Assembly Judiciary Committee will hear several important bills that passed out of the Senate: - SB 323 (Vargas) - This bill would enact the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act to...more

South Carolina Legislature Acts to Protect Businesses from Citizens Lawsuits

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

On June 6, 2012 South Carolina’s General Assembly ratified and Governor Nikki Halley signed into law a bill that repeals a 2011 ruling from the State Supreme Court. In Georgetown County League of Women Voters v. Smith Land...more

The New NRLB Rules: What is the Current Status?

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

On May 15, 2012, the Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. enjoined effect of the new NLRB election rules, noting in the opinion that the the National Labor Relations Board did not have a legal quorum voting when the...more

Federal Court Invalidates NLRB’s ‘Ambush Election’ Rule

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Finding that no quorum existed to allow the National Labor Relations Board to take administrative action, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., has struck down the NLRB’s attempt to change the way it handled elections in the...more

Federal Court Enjoins NLRB’s "Ambush Election" Rule on Procedural Grounds; Reprieve for Employers May Prove Short-Lived

by Saul Ewing LLP on

On Monday, May 14, 2012 a federal court in Washington, D.C. issued an Order invalidating the NLRB's controversial "ambush election" rules which took effect on April 30, 2012, on grounds that the rules were not properly...more

Judge Blocks NLRB's Union Election Rules

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

On Monday, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. blocked the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial new rules concerning the union representation election process that had gone into effect at the end of April 2012. The...more

Act Now Advisory: Court Strikes Down NLRB "Quickie Election" Rules .

by Epstein Becker & Green on

In a sharp setback for the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”), a federal district court in Washington, D.C. (the “Court”), struck down the Board’s election rules, which took effect on April 30, 2012, on technical...more

NLRB Notice Posting Requirement and New Representation Election Rules

by Miller Canfield on

On August 25, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a rule requiring essentially all private employers to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (the Act). ...more

Legal Alert: Court Invalidates Ambush Election Rule; Board Suspends Implementation

by FordHarrison on

Executive Summary: A federal trial court in the District of Columbia has held that the "ambush election" procedures published by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in December 2011 are invalid. In response to the...more

Federal Judge Invalidates NLRB “Hurry Up” Election Rules

by Dickinson Wright on

On Monday, May 15, 2012, a Washington, D.C. federal judge invalidated the so-called “Hurry-Up” Election Rules of the National Labor Relations Board that previously became effective on April 30, 2012. The judge based his...more

Judge Rules NLRB's Fast-Track Election Rule Invalid

by Bracewell LLP on

On May 14, 2012, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, a 2011 Obama appointee to the Washington, D.C. District Court, found invalid the National Labor Relations Board's recent rule that would speed up union elections, because...more

NLRB Suspends New Election Rules After Court Ruling

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – Ferris Bueller Well, did you miss it? Just as people were settling down to the NLRB’s new speedy election rules this...more

Court Rejects the NLRB's Quickie Election Rule on Technical Grounds

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled yesterday that the NLRB’s “quickie election” rule is invalid because it was passed without a quorum of Board members being present. As you may recall, the rule was...more

Federal District Court Rules NLRB Too “Quick” In Voting On Election Rule Changes Allowing For Quickie Elections

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On Monday, May 14, 2012, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that the National Labor Relations Board’s rule changes that went into effect on April 30, 2012, and that provided for “quickie” union...more

NLRB Suspends Implementation Of Representation Case Process Changes

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

According to a D.C. federal court, another regulation issued by the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") is unlawful. This time, the Board's so-called "quickie election" rule, which would shorten the time period...more

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