Mintz Levin

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Africa Update - July 2014 #3

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt from…more
| Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Military Law

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 23: The Impact of Employment Contract Terms on Variable Hour Employee Status

For applicable large employers (i.e., employers who employed at least 50 full-time and full-time equivalent employees on business days during the preceding calendar year) endeavoring to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

New Massachusetts Law Targets Self-Referrals of Clinical Laboratory Services

The Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which was signed into law earlier in the week, included a broad prohibition on clinical laboratory self-referrals. This legislation (the “Bill”) originally…more
| Civil Remedies, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Supreme Court Considers Component Parts Doctrine

Last week, the California Supreme Court granted review of Ramos v. Brenntag Specialties, Inc. to resolve a split in the Second Appellate District regarding the application of California’s component parts doctrine. The component…more
| Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Having Employees Sign Non-Compete Agreements After They Have Already Started Working Could Be A Big Problem For Some Employers

A non-compete agreement is a vital tool that companies use to protect their confidential and trade secret information and their customer and employee relationships. Employers, of course, want to avoid the trouble of running to…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

ML Strategies FY2015 Massachusetts Budget Update: Governor Patrick Issues Vetoes, Signs Budget

On Friday, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a $36.5 billion state budget for FY2015, which is nearly $10 billion larger than the budget he proposed back in January 2014. Before signing off on his eighth and final annual…more
| Education, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Health

California Supreme Court Nixes Certification Denial Ruling Against Newspaper Carriers Classified as Independent Contractors

The California Supreme Court recently held that a trial court needed to revisit its class certification decision regarding newspaper carriers who alleged that they should have been classified as employees rather than independent…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

House Appropriations Amendments Would Halt CPSC’s Voluntary Recalls Rule; Fund Testing Relief

The House of Representatives is currently considering H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015, which provides funding to many different parts of the federal government for the next…more
| Elections & Politics, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Even in Privacy Cases, Risk of Injury Does not Always Equal Injury

It’s an ancient conundrum; if a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Privacy litigation may well offer the closest jurisprudential equivalent; if data is stolen, but no one does…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 24: Can Offers of Group Health Plan Coverage Under Code Section 4980H Qualify as “Bona Fide Fringe Benefits” for Service Contract Act Purposes?

The Employer Shared Responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) generally require “applicable large employers” (i.e., employers who employed at least 50 full-time and full-time equivalent employees on business…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

ML Strategies’ Energy & Environment Update: July 2014 #2

During the past several years, Europe has installed about 2,000 offshore turbines (6,500 MW of offshore wind generation capacity), with capacity doubling since 2010. Offshore wind provides almost 1% of total power in Western…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

Back to the Basics: Non-Compete Lost to a Superseding-Agreement Clause

With so much focus on the reasonableness of restrictive covenants, it’s easy to forget that non-competes are plain old contracts—nothing more. And when it comes to enforcing non-competes, basic contract law still applies…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The EEOC Releases Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues

The EEOC released its updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination yesterday — the first time it’s done so in more than 30 years…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

CPSC Nominees Kaye, Mohorovic, and Adler Sent to Senate Floor for Confirmation Vote

Yesterday, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved three pending nominations for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Committee approved Elliot Kaye as Chairman and Joe Mohorovic and Bob…more
| Elections & Politics, Consumer Protection

Sugar and Spice and Cases on Ice: Evaporated Cane Juice Case Stayed Until FDA Issues Formal Guidelines

Last week, a California federal judge revived a putative class action accusing Amy’s Kitchen Inc. of misleading customers by labeling sugar as “evaporated cane juice” on its products. In a finding that puts the case on hold…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Products Liability
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