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Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Miami, FL 33131, United States
Phone: 305.374.5600
Fax: 305.374.5095
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  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable

Employers may require employees to enter into arbitration agreements that waive such employees’ ability to participate in a class or collective action lawsuit, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week. In a long-awaited decision…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable

Employers may require employees to enter into arbitration agreements that waive such employees’ ability to participate in a class or collective action lawsuit, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

SOS: Students Stuck Outside

A new and unexpected policy change will cause problems for students who plan to process visa applications from abroad. Foreign nationals who overstay their student visas could be barred from re-entering the U.S. under a draft…more
 /  Education, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Episode 37: How To Provide Meaningful Employment Training (…and Also Comply With NYC Law) [Audio]

Matt welcomes long-time Akerman colleague and friend Samantha Abeysekera to discuss the “Stop Sexual Harassment In NYC Act” and whether other jurisdictions will adopt similar legislation mandating sex harassment training. Matt…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Derailing the Gravy Train – Trump Unveils Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

Throughout his presidential campaign, President Trump championed the need to allow the government to negotiate drug prices on behalf of the Medicare program. However, that third rail for pharmaceutical companies was not included…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Attorney General Brings Action Against Sutter Health Contending its Contracting Practices Violate the Antitrust Laws

The California Attorney General recently filed a precedent-setting antitrust action against Sutter Health, the largest health system in Northern California (People of the State of California v. Sutter Health, Case No…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Health

DOL Again Offers Opinion Letters to Employers

Employers will once again have another source of guidance on wage and hour issues from the U. S. Department of Labor, which last month reinstated the practice of issuing opinion letters…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New York City Enacts Expansive Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws

On the heels of New York State passing sweeping anti-sexual harassment protections, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation on May 9, 2018, making the City the latest jurisdiction to respond to the #MeToo movement…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Say Goodbye to Independent Contractors: The New “ABC” Test of Employee Status

The circumstances under which California businesses may classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees under California wage laws have been greatly narrowed by a decision the California Supreme Court issued…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

CBD Rules Remain Murky After Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Decision

On April 30, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected the Hemp Industry Association’s challenge to a 2016 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rule that, among other things, classified cannabidiol (CBD) as…more
 /  Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts

TTAB Guidance on Disclaimers and Acquired Distinctiveness: “Furniture Warehouse” Must Be Disclaimed, But “American” Need Not

In a precedential decision, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB” or the “Board”) affirmed a refusal to register the logo..…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

#HimToo

The headlines may feature the names of powerful businessmen and stars who’ve been accused of sexual harassment, but employers should remember the perpetrator may not always be a man. Powerful women can be harassers, too. And…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Health Insurers Contend Allergy Test Maker’s Antitrust Claims Make No Economic Sense – Seek Early Dismissal on that Basis

Three health insurers accused of having violated the antitrust laws in Academy of Allergy & Asthma in Primary Care v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, et al. (Eastern District of Louisiana), have filed motions seeking a…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Case For CASA

A movement. That’s how National CASA Association’s Leah Hausman describes the work her organization does. As national resource development officer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), she knows firsthand the importance…more
 /  Family Law

GDPR: What You Need to Know Now

It is safe to say that there has been much fear and confusion over the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Rule, or GDPR…more
 /  Health
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