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Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, Inc. Copyright Case

Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, Inc. case, affirming and holding that “a feature incorporated into the design of a useful …more

Cheerleaders, Copyright, Copyrightable Subject Matter, Fashion Design, Graphic Designs

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California Supreme Court Invalidates Contractual Waivers Of Public Injunctive Relief

Seyfarth Synopsis: No California contractual provision, including one in an arbitration agreement, can waive the statutory right to seek injunctive relief to protect the general public. McGill v. Citibank, N.A. (April 6, 2017)…more

Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Banking Sector, CA Supreme Court, Citibank

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Reasonable Accommodation Protections Expanded to Non-Disabled Employees

Seyfarth Synopsis: California court creates new duty to accommodate employees who, although not themselves disabled, are associated with a disabled person. The Court of Appeal decision in Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable…more

Associational Retaliation, Disability Discrimination, FEHA, Hiring & Firing, Reasonable Accommodation

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Employers Face Increased Risk Of FMLA Class Actions As Court Holds That FMLA Claims Are Appropriate For Class Certification Under Rule 23

Seyfarth Synopsis: A recent decision has added to the chorus of courts recognizing that FMLA class actions must be pursued under Rule 23 and are often appropriate for class certification. As a practical matter, this means that…more

Class Action, Class Certification, Corporate Counsel, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Litigation

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An Expanding Universe of Healthcare Provider Liability: The United States Supreme Court Endorses “Implied False Certification” under the False Claims Act

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Universal Health Services Inc. v. U.S. et al. ex rel. Escobar et al., the United States Supreme Court found a healthcare provider liable under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) for material omissions on its…more

Conditions of Payment, ERISA, False Claims Act (FCA), False Implied Certification Theory, Implied Certification

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DOL Withdraws Guidance on Independent Contractors and Joint Employers: What It Means and What Employers Should Do Now

Seyfarth Synopsis: United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently withdrew the federal Wage & Hour Division’s (WHD) Obama-era guidance documents on independent contractors and joint employment. Those documents,…more

Administrative Interpretation, DOL, FLSA, Independent Contractors, Joint Employers

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Beware the Ides and Other March Madness

With the dust from Super Bowl and fantasy football pools barely settled, many employees throughout the Golden State will soon turn to their March Madness brackets. With all the chances to bet on sporting events, on the due date…more

Employer Liability Issues, March Madness, Risk Assessment, Sports Betting, Whistleblowers

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Project In(Site): Legal Developments Impacting Construction & Government Contract Industries

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Project In(Site), Seyfarth’s Construction and Government Contracts practice groups’ publication focusing on decisions or other items of interest for construction and government contract…more

Claim Procedures, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Litigation, Contractors

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Project In(Site): Legal Developments Impacting Construction & Government Contract Industries

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Project In(Site), Seyfarth’s Construction and Government Contracts practice groups’ publication focusing on decisions or other items of interest for construction and government contract…more

Claim Procedures, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Litigation, Contractors

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Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Ruling: Did the Ninth Circuit Just Criminalize Password Sharing?

Not exactly. A divided Ninth Circuit panel recently affirmed the conviction of a former employee under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), holding that “[u]nequivocal revocation of computer access closes both the front…more

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Confidential Information, Netflix, Passwords, Unauthorized Access

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2016 California Labor and Employment Legislation Update: It’s Final!

Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers in California: be aware and prepare for new laws increasing minimum wages and mandating overtime pay for agricultural employees; expanding the California Fair Pay Act to race and ethnicity and to…more

Age Discrimination, Agricultural Workers, Background Checks, Choice-of-Law, CPRA

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National Strikes and Boycott Activities Planned for February 16 & 17 (And Beyond)

Seyfarth Synopsis: Several organizations are planning nationwide strikes and boycott activities on February 16-17 to oppose Trump Administration and Republican policies. Employers impacted by these activities should be mindful…more

Immigration Reform, NLRB, Protests, Strike4Democracy, Travel Ban

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Supreme Court Agrees to Rule on Legality of Class Action Waivers

Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether workplace arbitration agreements containing class and collective action waivers are enforceable under the FAA, notwithstanding the provisions of the NLRA…more

Arbitration, Class Action, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, Employment Contract, Federal Arbitration Act

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White House Announces Equal Pay Pledge for Private Employers as Part of Today’s United State of Women Summit

The White House announced a new Equal Pay Pledge for private sector companies as part of yesterday’s “United State of Women Summit” in Washington, D.C. The Pledge is one of several initiatives announced at the Summit intended…more

Equal Pay, Fair Pay Act, Gender-Based Pay Discrimination, Obama Administration, Private Sector

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