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By Stephen E Fox, Theanna Sedlock
Agreements between companies who compete for employees have always been subject to antitrust scrutiny. But recently, "no-poach" agreements
By Natasha L. Domek, Lauren J. Blaes
On July 3, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 188 also known as the Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act.
By Liisa Thomas
Global corporations will soon have another privacy law acronym to address. In one year (August 2020), Brazil will join the fray with its own general privacy law, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessaoais (General Data...
By Theanna Sedlock
Ending a more than 15-year-long legal battle, the Fifth Circuit on May 24, 2019, unanimously affirmed the dismissal of a proposed class action against subsidiaries of UBS AG, alleging violations of U.S. securities laws...
By Tyler Z. Bernstein
In a continuing trend that began with the launch of the MeToo Movement, the California legislature recently passed Assembly Bill 171, another proposed law designed to expand
By Enumale Agada, J. Scott Maberry
In July, the U.S. Department of Education Notices of Investigation to four U.S. universities seeking information on the "Confucius Institutes" operating on their campuses.
By Robert Sahyan
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that payments made by a debtor's customers to its lender converting a pre-petition loan to a post-petition loan constituted
By J. Scott Maberry
Europe has come up with a nifty plan to help Iran buy and sell stuff outside the reach of U.S. sanctions. The problem is that the plan is a fraud magnet. How do we know? It's been tried before
By Whitney Hodges
The Second District Court of Appeal rejected a California Environmental Quality Act challenge to a mitigated negative declaration for a 24-room boutique hotel (the "Project")
By Abby Meyer
In the last few months, a handful of class actions have been filed challenging label claims regarding the treatment of the animals providing the food item in question. This appears to be a new food
By Reid Whitten, Julien Blanquart
On July 1, 2019, only few days after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened the G20 summit with a speech endorsing an open global economy, the Japanese government announced that it will impose tighter controls on...
By Rebecca Mackin
The European Data Protection Board and the European Data Protection Supervisor recently issued a joint opinion on the processing of personal data and the role of the European Commission
By Michael Paddock, Erica J. Kraus, Theresa E. Thompson
On July 31, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court's decision to grant summary judgment to hospital operator HCA and dismiss relator Thomas
By Greg Berk
Lately, ICE has been more active in making arrests of undocumented individuals.
By Keahn Morris, John S. Bolesta, James Hays
Although good news for employers, Epic Systems left a number of significant questions unanswered.
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