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Fox Rothschild LLP

Minimum Wage Increases And Other New Year Reminders For New York Employers

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As we approach the end of the year, it is critical to remember and implement some of the new legal requirements that go into effect in New York on December 31, 2018. Failure to comply with these requirements could subject an...more

Fisher Phillips

Would You Like Fries And A Political Opinion With That? Regulating Employee Buttons, Pins, And Insignia In The Workplace

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Burgers and buttons are making headlines again. Employees at Burgerville—a fast-food restaurant chain in the Pacific Northwest—recently took to wearing buttons to work and were sent home for the day. These buttons were not...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Spotlight on No-Poach Agreements Continues, Expands to New Industries

In recent weeks, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has continued to expand his efforts to eradicate the use of no-poach agreements by employers. The targets of his investigation are companies that have included...more

Fisher Phillips

Philadelphia Considers A “Fair Workweek” For 130,000 Employees

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In June 2018, Philadelphia City Councilmember Helen Gym introduced legislation designed to improve predictability in scheduled shifts for employees in the retail, hospitality, and food services sector – the second largest...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | October 2018

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LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS & STANDARDS - FDA Seeks Input on Plant-Based Milks - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has solicited public input on questions related to plant-based substitutes for dairy products...more

Fisher Phillips

Will Your Workers Go On Strike This Week? What You Need To Know

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Employee walkouts and protests are likely to occur on a large scale starting yesterday and lasting through Thursday, spurred on by the union-supported “Fight for $15” movement and in anticipation of the upcoming midterm...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Hiding somewhat in the shadows during the rise of virtual currencies over the past year or two has been blockchain, the ledger technology that undergirds bitcoin and other cryptos, and its potential application beyond digital...more

Cozen O'Connor

The State AG Report Weekly Update September 2018 #3

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2018 AG Elections- New York Holds 2018 Primary Elections- New York held primary elections on Thursday, September 13. ...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | September 2018 #2

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LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS & STANDARDS - FDA Provides Update on Antimicrobial Resistance - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s September 14, 2018, remarks delivered at...more

Barley Snyder

What’s In a Beer Name? A Possible Trademark Infringement

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It may have looked and read like a joke, but you can bet that behind the playfulness of a beer-pun laden cease-and-desist letter were the very serious legal eyes of a large corporation protecting its brand....more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | August 2018 #2

LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS & STANDARDS - INTERIOR DEPT. TO ALLOW GMO CULTIVATION ON NATIONAL LANDS - The U.S. Department of the Interior has reportedly withdrawn a 2014 memorandum prohibiting the cultivation of genetically...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Taco Bell’s Prohibition On Employees “Heading For The Border” With Discounted Meals Does Not Violate California Meal Break Law,...

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Affirming a district court order dismissing a putative class action, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that Taco Bell’s policy of requiring employees to eat employer-discounted meals in the restaurant does not...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Ninth Circuit Rules that California Employees Can Trade Away Meal Period Rights

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In a noteworthy decision last week, the Ninth Circuit ruled that fast food workers in California can voluntarily bargain away some of their meal period rights in exchange for discounted meals. The unanswered questions are how...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The Journal is breaking news this morning that American Express has been raising forex prices on customers for years “without notifying customers in a bid to boost revenue and employee commissions”....more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Facebook’s disappointing Q2 earnings (and, presumably, some pent-up scandal-fueled anti-‘Book sentiment) sent its stock into freefall yesterday, erasing more than $120 billion from the company’s market value as shares dove...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | July 2018 #2

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LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS & STANDARDS - FDA Commissioner Questions Milk Standards Enforcement - At a speaking engagement, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb reportedly expressed that the...more

Polsinelli

NLRB Judge Rejects Proposed Settlement In McDonald’s Joint Employer Case

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On July 17, 2018, a National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) rejected a proposed settlement that would have concluded the closely-watched consolidated unfair labor practice case against...more

BakerHostetler

The BakerHostetler Quarterly New York Employment Law Newsletter

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Welcome to the first edition of The BakerHostetler Quarterly New York Employment Law Newsletter. We are pleased to share our analysis of some of the key employment trends that affected New York employers in 2017, and our...more

Fisher Phillips

States Look for New Angle to Fight No-Poach Agreements

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Attorneys general in ten states and the District of Columbia have recently launched an investigation into the employment practices of eight fast-food franchises. The group sent a joint letter to the companies requesting...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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European antitrust authorities have delivered a stinging rebuke to Google in the form of a $5.1 billion penalty over its Android operating system practices. The sum displaces last year’s $2.7 billion fine, also against...more

Robinson+Cole Manufacturing Law Blog

State Officials Investigate Use of Non-Competes – Manufacturers Take Notice

Regular readers know that a good part of my practice deals with the use of “post-employment restrictions” to prevent former employees from using, selling or distributing a company’s most valuable assets – its intellectual...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Fast-Food Chains Agree to End Franchise No-Poach Restrictions

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In order to avoid a lawsuit by the Washington State Attorney General, seven fast-food chains with store locations nationwide agreed to no longer enforce “no-poach/no-hire” provisions in their franchise agreements and to...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seven Fast Food Franchisors Agree To Stop Using “No Poach” Agreements Just Days After Announcement of State Attorney General...

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We reported last week that the attorneys generals of ten states are investigating several fast food franchisors for their use of so-called “no poach” provisions in their franchise agreements. ...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

State Attorneys General Investigate Fast Food Franchisor “No Poach” Agreements

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The Attorneys General of ten states are investigating fast food franchisors for their alleged use of “no poach” provisions in their franchise agreements, according to a press release by the New Jersey Attorney General’s...more

Cozen O'Connor

The State AG Report Weekly Update July 2018 #1

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Breaking News- Washington Attorney General Reaches Settlement with Seven Fast Food Franchisors Over “No Poach” Provisions in Franchise Agreements- Washington AG Bob Ferguson announced settlements with Arby’s Franchisor,...more

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