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Foreign Judgment in Criminal Fraud Action Enforceable in New York

A New York Appellate Court held for the first time that a judgment issued by a foreign country’s criminal court awarding monetary compensation to a fraud victim is civil, not penal in nature, and therefore enforceable in New...more

Does Florida Law Prevent Injured Robbery Victims from Filing Claims Against Convenience Stores?

The law does offer some exemptions for convenience stores when robbery victims suffer injuries on the premises. However, there is no universal convenience store exemption. If a store does not meet strict security...more

What’s Located in Washington, Part of the Government and Rolling in Dough?

With federal prosecutors pulling down record-setting criminal fines in corporate crime cases, the federal Crime Victims Fund is accumulating a massive surplus, authors Jay L. Himes and Robin A. van der Meulen of Labaton...more

Act Now Advisory: Amendments to the District of Columbia's Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008

Since 2008, the District of Columbia's Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act ("ASSLA") has required D.C. employers to provide employees with paid leave (i) to care for themselves or their family members, and (ii) for work absences...more

13 Changes To California Law In 2014: What Employers Need To Know

Every new year brings employment law changes for California’s employers and, while the Affordable Care Act has taken the spotlight for 2014, a vast array of employment laws deserve special attention from California employers...more

Getting Down To Business: Highlights Of New California Employment Laws

With the start of the new year, it is the perfect time for employers to ensure that their policies reflect the changes in California law. We covered many of the laws affecting employers in our “California Legislative Update...more

New Year Means New Laws for Public Employers in California

Like death and taxes, new employment laws are inevitable with each new year. In 2014, public employees are facing a bevy of new laws, including those that address leave, discrimination and retirement benefits and those that...more

A Not-So Happy New Year for California Employers: 2014 Legislative Update

It has become an annual New Year’s tradition in California -- employers getting up to speed on a host of new employment laws that will affect them in the coming year. The California Legislature was busy in 2013 imposing new...more

Ringing in the New Year: A Summary of New California Employment Laws for 2014

California’s 2012-2013 Legislative Session concluded with the enactment of a variety of new laws that will affect California employers. In light of these developments, summarized below, California employers should review...more

Expansion of Employment Protections for Employees Who Are Crime Victims, Including Obligations to Provide Reasonable...

Existing laws prohibit an employer from discharging, discriminating, or retaliating against an employee who is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault for taking time off from work in connection with court proceedings...more

California Law Extends Workplace Discrimination Prohibition to Stalking Victims and Imposes New Reasonable Accommodation...

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Senate Bill No. 400 (SB 400), which expands the state's current employment discrimination protections to victims of stalking. Effective January 1, 2014, SB 400 amends...more

California Employment Law Update: What’s New for 2014

The California Legislature was unusually active this year. Significantly, California increased the state minimum wage, created new “unfair immigration-related practices,” and expanded protections for whistleblowers. All laws...more

Workplace Laws Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

Victims of domestic violence often keep their secrets hidden from the workplace until they need leave to go to court, or don’t show up for work one day due to physical or psychological harm caused by a spouse or loved one....more

Ten Steps To Help Insurers Preserve Their Right To Restitution Under Federal Victims’ Rights Statutes

The Crime Victims’ Rights Act and the Mandatory Victims’ Restitution Act provide a wide range of circumstances under which those convicted of federal economic crimes must pay court ordered restitution to their victims. Unlike...more

Second Circuit Revives Terrorism Victims’ Suit Against Foreign Bank

On October 18, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated and remanded a district court’s judgment and held that subjecting a foreign bank to personal jurisdiction in New York was within the reach of New York’s...more

12 New Laws California Employers Need To Know

California Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed into law numerous bills that will impact California employers. The most notable new California statutes, and one new San Francisco Ordinance, are summarized below. All...more

Immigration Help for Adult Victims of Trafficking and Abuse

Human trafficking is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of criminal activity and abuse, the common denominator of which is the movement of people from one nation to another for the purpose of exploitation. While...more

New Jersey’s Domestic Violence Victim Leave Law Poster Now Available

On October 1, 2013, the “New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act” (NJ SAFE Act) becomes effective. This law provides new leave rights to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and creates additional notice...more

New Jersey Issues SAFE Act Poster

On October 1, 2013, the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (SAFE Act) will take effect, requiring employers to provide unpaid leave to employees affected by domestic or sexual violence. For more on the...more

Victims of Domestic Violence Now Entitled to Protected Leave in New Jersey

On July 17, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE Act), which provides eligible employees with unpaid time off to attend to a variety of matters related...more

Strengthening rights of aggrieved parties in criminal proceedings - Major changes in connection with the new Act on Victims of...

As of August 1, 2013, Act No. 45/2013 Coll., on Victims of Crime and Amendments to Certain Other Acts, entered into force. The purpose of the Act is to regulate the rights of victims of crime – natural persons, and to provide...more

Act Now Advisory: New Jersey Enacts Leave Law for Victims of Domestic Violence

On October 1, 2013, the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (S-2177) ("SAFE Act") will go into effect, providing unpaid job-protected leave for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault....more

Legal Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence on the Rise

New Jersey and New York have joined a growing trend of states that have recently passed or are seeking to pass laws affording greater protections for victims of domestic violence....more

New Jersey Joins A Handful of States To Provide Unpaid Leave to Victims of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault

On July 17, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (the “SAFE Act”) into law. The SAFE Act makes New Jersey amongst a handful of states to now provide unpaid leave for...more

New Jersey Law Requires Covered Employers to Provide Domestic Violence Leave

On July 17, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE Act). New Jersey joins 15 states, the District of Columbia, and a handful of local governments in...more

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