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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Opens the Door to Interpretation of Pregnancy Discrimination Act

The U.S. Supreme Court’s March 25 ruling reviving a pregnancy discrimination suit is important to employers because it opens the door to a broader interpretation of the rights provided under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB General Counsel Offers Guidance on Employer Policies and Rules

On March 19, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made public new guidance governing a number of keys areas that have been challenging employers for the last few years. These clarifications could affect employers’ policies…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants May Apply for Employment Authorization

President Obama’s immigration executive order provides an opportunity for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants to obtain employment authorization. Until now, H-4 nonimmigrants were not permitted to work in the…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law, Immigration Law

FCC to Issue Net Neutrality Rules

In February, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will circulate a draft order regarding Net Neutrality to his four fellow commissioners. The Net Neutrality rules will govern whether Internet service providers…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

The USPTO’s New Guidance Simplifies Prosecution by Clarifying Subject-Matter Eligibility of Patents

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued new guidance on Dec. 8, 2015 that provides improved clarity to those prosecuting patent applications in the computer-implemented and biochemical arts. Although many questions…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

'Tis the Season to Be Merry — and Worry

As the holiday season approaches and the weather turns cold, employers face a number of issues particularly relevant to this time of year…more
| Labor & Employment Law

SEC’s Crowdfunding Rule Proposal Turns One Year-Old - But Still Not Final

States, issuers and investors find different crowdfunding methods for raising capital while waiting for the SEC - On October 23, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff proposed a 500+ page set of rules…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

NLRB Refines Test for Determining Independent Contractor Status Versus Employee Status

The National Labor Relations Board has published a decision (FedEx Home Delivery, 361 NLRB No. 55) holding FedEx delivery drivers to be employees under the National Labor Relations Act instead of independent contractors. This is…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Conflicting Rulings on Health Insurance Subsidies Raise Concerns Among Insurers and Providers

On Tuesday, July 23rd 2014, separate federal circuit court panels issued conflicting rulings regarding whether the government could subsidize health insurance premiums for Americans enrolled in federally-run health exchanges…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

Department of Education Issues Guidance on Changes to Clery Act Reporting Procedures and Requirements

On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) issued important guidance to colleges and universities on their responsibilities to comply with changes to the Clery Act made by the amendment to the Violence Against…more
| Education

Supreme Court Rules Closely Held Businesses Shielded from Contraception Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday created a new exemption to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision that requires for-profit companies to offer birth control health insurance coverage to their employees. In a 5-4 vote, the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Proposed Regulations Regarding Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act Impose Significant New Obligations on Colleges and Universities

On June 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education issued proposed regulations regarding Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act of 2013. While the final regulations may possibly differ in some respects, we recommend that…more
| Education

United States Supreme Court Finds Obama’s NLRB Appointments Invalid

In a ruling that will have far reaching implications for future Presidential appointments, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down three Obama recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB v. NOEL CANNING ET AL.)…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Silent on General Eligibility of Software Patents; Weakens Computer System and Media Claims

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld previous decisions finding that certain business method patents are not capable of patent protection under 35 U.S.C. § 101 because they are unpatentable “abstract ideas.” ALICE…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Insurance carrier ending coverage of physicians under Medicare Advantage contracts

Physicians, healthcare providers, insurers and other interested parties should be aware that a large insurance carrier operating Medicare Advantage plans in Missouri and Illinois recently has begun terminating its relationships…more
| Health
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