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Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
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Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
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Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Full-text copy of “A Review of the Data Broker Industry: Collection, Use, and Sale of Consumer Data for Marketing Purposes,” a 36-page Congressional report on how data brokers collect, maintain, and sell information on...more
Full-text copy of "Liberty and Security in a Changing World," the 300-page report and recommendations of the group tasked by President Obama with reviewing the National Security Administration’s systematic collection of...more
On November 19, 2013, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services conducted a hearing titled "A General Overview of Disparate Impact Theory." Under the...more
On November 4, the United States Senate in a 61-30 vote moved to continue debate on the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA” or the “Act”). The ENDA seeks to ban workplace bias against individuals based on...more
Similar to recent legislation passed in New York City, the New Jersey Senate unanimously passed a bill on Monday that would explicitly prohibit employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions...more
On November 7, 2013, the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”), legislation that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ban would join similar...more
The U.S. Senate passed a bill last week that would provide workplace protections to gays, lesbians and transgender individuals.
The so-called “Employment Nondiscrimination Act” passed the Democratic-led chamber on a 64...more
This week, the U.S. Senate begins debate on whether to enact legislation to federally protect individuals from discrimination in the workplace based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. On November 4, the Senate...more
The final post in this three-part series on the newly-signed legislation in California covers the three immigration-related bills that Governor Brown recently signed. I also discuss two significant bills that the governor...more
This year voters go to the polls to elect governors in Virginia and New Jersey, mayors in New York City, Boston, Detroit and other municipalities, and decide on a host of ballot issues across the country. With all of the...more
The CFPB has responded to the October 30 letter it received from a bipartisan group of 22 U.S. Senators raising concerns about the fair lending auto finance bulletin issued by the CFPB this past March. The Senators’ letter...more
Today, the U.S. Senate is expected to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but the bill is not expected to make its way to the...more
Employers should not be fooled into thinking that voting leave issues arise solely in presidential election years. Indeed, with the recent shutdown of the federal government, and the seemingly insurmountable impasse in...more
Palmdale, a suburb nestled in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles, is among a growing number of cities, community college districts, school districts and other agencies in California that are under tremendous pressure to...more
As we previously reported to you, while the federal government remains officially shut down as Congress continues its budget negotiations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has put into place its shutdown...more
The Supreme Court’s 2013-2014 term opened yesterday. In this term, the Court will hear and decide a number of cases affecting employers, including two key cases focusing on labor-management relations. ...more
Hawaii's 2012 Reapportionment Plan "extracted" 108,767 residents -- nearly 8% of the total population -- and did not count them as Hawaii "permanent residents." It excluded these people from the body politic: (1) active...more
In a landmark decision entered on September 27, 2013, Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ordered the State of New Jersey to allow same-sex marriages as of October 21, 2013. Based on indications from New Jersey...more
Testing Hypotheses at the basis of medium-long term Projections of Health Care Expenditure - The case of Italy
The same methodology Oecd and Ecofin apply to project future trends of health care expenditue is here applied...more
With the closure of the largest employer in the country – the federal government – and no real guidance on the possible length of the current shutdown, private employers are questioning how the shutdown might affect their...more
As many have anticipated, the U.S. government today closed a number of its non-essential services. Because of last night’s congressional stalemate over a spending plan and policy differences over the Affordable Care Act,...more
What do you call it when an armed gunman puts a gun to the head of an airline pilot and says “take this plane where I want or everyone will die?” What do you call it when a foreign government stores its weapons arsenals next...more
The ubiquitous thumbs-up icon in Facebook has gained new prominence for private employers. In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that an employee fired for "liking" the campaign...more
On September 19, 2013, two members of the House of Representatives’ Education and Workforce Committee sent a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez seeking additional information regarding the regulations...more
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had a busy summer, signing into law two important employment bills, and vetoing a third. The state’s new social media privacy law affords new protections to employees and applicants...more