Polsinelli Podcasts - The Latest on a Shift in Regulation in Dietary Supplements
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Stealth Lawyers: Matt Breen & Brian Trunzo, Menswear Retailers
'Gray Market' Lawyer: Congress Won't Change Copyright Laws
Try, Try Again: Lawmakers Reintroduce Do Not Track Kids Act -
A group of federal lawmakers reintroduced the Do Not Track Kids Act, a bill to amend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), with some changes...more
The Department of Labor’s proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime exemptions will impact the American workplace—and especially the retail workplace—as much as any legal development in the past decade. ...more
In our last post, we spoke about a proposed merger between office supply chains Office Depot and Staples. As we noted, Office Depot shareholders recently voted to go forward with the acquisition, but the Federal Trade...more
Over the past year, an exceptional number of retailers have been accused by customers of employing discriminatory practices in violation of both federal and state law. For example, just last year, luxury department store,...more
Coming to a store or restaurant near you soon! Supervisors will get overtime!
“Too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve.” —President Obama on overtime pay...more
A recent class certification decision in California involving challenges to a retailer’s price comparison advertisements should prompt retailers to carefully evaluate their sale advertising practices. Whether comparing to...more
The Chinese e-commerce industry is rapidly expanding, and the nation is the world’s second largest online retail market. The business-to-consumer industry in particular is expected to see record growth in the next few years....more
Whenever a merger of major companies is proposed, a lot has to happen before the vision becomes reality. Not only must the companies engage in talks both internally and with one another about the possibility of a merger or...more
In this Presentation:
- Chocolate, Cookies, Coffee and Biscuits
- Privacy, Legislation, Underworld behaviour
- Even manufacturers have secrets to protect!
- Invention, 1%’ers and...more
Have you ever had a mystery employee defecating around your warehouse, damaging goods? Have you ever considered asking employees to provide cheek cell samples to determine the identity of the defecator? Hopefully, the...more
The United States Supreme Court's most recent term has been marked by a series of significant rulings that serve to alter the landscape of labor and employment law in significant ways. Over the past few months, the Court has...more
In a surprising move last week, Urban Outfitters and its subsidiaries (collectively “Urban Outfitters”) moved to withdraw their motion for partial summary judgment on the secondary liability claims being brought against them...more
Are you confident that your business complies with federal anti-discrimination laws? If you offer goods or services to the public through the Internet, the answer may not be as simple as you think. Increasingly, lawsuits...more
2015 was the 40th anniversary for the NBC comedy series, Saturday Night Live (SNL). After 40 years, a television show is bound to have a cultural impact. And one of the series’ most well known sketches involves Olympia...more
On June 15, 2015, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, partially granted Whole Foods’ motion to dismiss in the case of Wong v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc.1 In that case,...more
Readers will recall that we recently corralled the law on “Assistive Animals” in the workplace, here. Now, in part two of our mini-series, we pony up an explanation of the rules governing the use of service animals by...more
The FLSA requires employers pay employees the minimum wage, as well as overtime at 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay, to those who work more than 40 hours in a workweek. These requirements apply to all employees —...more
As residential high-rises pop up all over the city of Boston, big-name grocery retailers are sprouting nearby to meet the increased demand. The most recent example is the opening of a Roche Bros. supermarket in Downtown...more
After the plaintiff Cordelia Lighting, Inc. ("Cordelia") obtained a preliminary injunction against Zhejiang Yankon Grp. ("Yankon"), Cordelia sought to add certain retailers to the injunction. Cordelia owns U.S. Patent No....more
The United States editorial team is delighted to bring you the sixteenth edition of Law à la Mode, the quarterly legal magazine produced by DLA Piper's Fashion, Retail and Design Group.
In April 2014, we published an...more
Continuing the growing trend of dismissing data breach cases when there is no evidence of actual harm, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada last week dismissed a class action case filed against Zappos...more
On July 3, 2015, San Francisco adds another law to its long list of city-wide labor ordinances. In addition to the City's laws on paid sick leave, minimum wage, family friendly workplace, and health care security, employers...more
In January 2014, Overstock.com became the first major online retailer to accept payment in bitcoin. Less than eighteen months later, Overstock is now the first company to offer qualified buyers the option of purchasing...more
The Ordinances impose significant new obligations regarding hiring and day-to-day operations of certain retail and service establishments that do business in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Rights...more
Memorial Day has passed and while offices still hum with productivity, we can feel summer around the corner. With that in mind, we’ve explored what might be in store for the retail industry this summer.
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