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New California Legislation Mandates Paid Sick Days for Employees.

On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“the Act”). The Act grants nearly all California employees the right to at least three days…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Aurora Energy Decision Deems Discharges Prohibited, Leaves Open Question of Permit Shield Applicability

On September 3, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Alaska Community Action on Toxics v. Aurora Energy Services, LLC, holding that the Clean Water Act General Permit for…more
| Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Supreme Court Roundup: Recent Environmental Law Rulings and Pending Cases

Scaling back considerably from the October 2012 Term, the United States Supreme Court issued only a few rulings affecting environmental law during the October 2013 Term. With significant pronouncements regarding EPA’s Clean Air…more
| Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Personal Injury, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

FCA issues considerations on the procurement of off the shelf technology solutions (United Kingdom)

In July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA - the financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom) issued a paper titled "Considerations for firms thinking of using third-party technology (off-the-shelf) banking solutions"…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

CIOs Spur Revenue Generation Through Smart Cybersecurity

Today as companies increasingly realize the value of strong cybersecurity, those CIOs who successfully implement an effective cybersecurity system should be viewed as a critical part of the revenue generation effort. An…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

English Contract Law: Choice of Law and Forum Trumped?

In Fern Computer Consultancy Ltd v Intergraph Cadworx & Analysis Solutions Inc [2014] EWHC 2908 (Ch) (29 August 2014), the English High Court analyzed the arguments for and against non-English forum selection and choice of law…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Countering a New Threat from the False Claims Act

For companies in certain business sectors, such as defense contracting and health care, insider-whistleblower lawsuits under the U.S. False Claims Act are a familiar threat. But Pillsbury client Victaulic, the world’s leading…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, International Law & Trade

European “Cookie Sweep” Initiative – 15 - 19 September 2014 – Is Your Website Ready?

The European data protection authorities will be conducting a “cookie sweep” later this month, carrying out random spot checks on websites to assess for compliance with EU “cookie” laws. Businesses should therefore be checking…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

BYOD: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

It seems intuitive that, by and large, employees prefer to use their own mobile devices, carrying only a single device for personal and work purposes, and having choice over the device to be used (please don't take away my…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New Threat to “Bring Your Own Device” Policies: Employer Required to Reimburse Personal Cell Phone Expenses

In a far-reaching decision, the California Second District Court of Appeal held in Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Serv., Inc., Cal. Ct. App. No. B247160, (August 12, 2014) that California Labor Code section 2802 requires employers…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Mexico’s Energy Reform Provides Significant Opportunities in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

Mexico’s new energy legislation, which went into effect on August 12, 2014, will completely restructure the Mexican energy sector, including both hydrocarbons and electricity. This legislation opens up oil and gas exploration…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

OFAC Makes Important Update to Ownership/Control Guidance

On August 13, 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued new guidance on ownership/control for determining blocked parties. This represented the first significant update on this topic since February 14, 2008, and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Delaware’s Adoption of Garner — and Practical Ways to Respond

On July 23, 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW held that plaintiff stockholders, who make a showing of good cause, can inspect documents concerning a…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Cheeky Monkey: Wikipedia claims copyright comes down to the press of a button

In my childhood, come summer, the UK Parliament would go into recess, and because that seemed to signal the end of lots of newsworthy items—political scandals, Government and opposition taunting each other, etc.—the period…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Corrective Action Catch 22: Court of Federal Claims Holds Agency Action Must Be Rational Even If GAO Protest Decision Was Not.

The United States Court of Federal Claims’ July 15, 2014 decision in RUSH Construction, Inc. v. United States, reflects the unusual circumstance in which the court effectively sat in appellate review of an earlier bid protest…more
| Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Government Contracting
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