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- Change is on its way: Key developments in Illinois employment law
On May 6, 2021 Proskauer is hosting a complimentary webinar on recent changes in Illinois employment law and best practices to ensure compliance going forward. Please join Proskauer attorneys Steve Pearlman, Dakota Treece and Eddie Young as they focus on a range of topics including the Illinois Equal Pay Act, the Workplace Transparency Act, COVID-19-related...
- Race and National Origin Discrimination Claims Cover Discrimination Based on All Races or National Origins
Employers seeking to diversify their workforces need to remember that Title VII’s prohibition on class-based discrimination still applies — even if your motives are pure. The EEOC announced that it settled a lawsuit in which it alleged that a company was discriminating in favor of Hispanic job applicants over black, white, and Asian applicants. The...
- Seyfarth to Sponsor and Trade Secrets Partners to Present at the 2021 Sedona Conference on Developing Guidelines for Trade Secret Issues
Seyfarth is a sponsor of the 2021 Sedona Conference on Developing Guidelines for Trade Secret Issues, taking place on June 21-22, 2021, and is taking place virtually. The conference will present for public dialogue for the first time the consensus, non-partisan publications from the Sedona Working Group 12 on Trade Secrets, including: WG12 Commentary on...
- NSCAI Recommends $40 Billion Investment in Artificial Intelligence, R&D and Innovation
Congress stood-up the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) to make recommendations to the President and Congress “to advance the development of artificial intelligence [AI], machine learning, and associated technologies … to comprehensively address the national security and defense needs of the United States.” The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Section 1051 further instructed the...
- Washington and Oklahoma Privacy Bills Face End of the Road, Florida’s Privacy Bill Significantly Amended
As Glenn Brown covers in greater detail here, as the trend of state laws granting more privacy and greater control over personal information continues in the US, the fate of privacy bills in Washington State, Oklahoma and Florida serve as a reminder that as with any other issue, political compromise is still a necessity in...
- Sleep Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury
A new study out of the University of California, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Healthcare System investigated the increased risk of sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury. In this study, the researchers performed a cohort study of all patients diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury in the Veterans Health Administration system from...
- Gary Gensler Will Be New Securities and Exchange Commission Chair
Yesterday, the Senate, in a vote largely along party lines, approved the nomination of Gary Gensler to be the new chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gensler, a former Goldman Sachs executive who also ran the Commodities Futures Trading Commission during the Obama administration, is expected to lead the SEC in a different direction...
- Divorce, Settlement and Death: What Happens After an Agreement is Executed But One Spouse Dies Prior to the Divorce Judgment?
As matrimonial attorneys, we often face many new and complicated fact patterns or legal issues that often times could not have been anticipated. Whether it is litigating custody in the middle of a pandemic, or the unfortunate circumstance of having a spouse pass away before the entry of a judgment of divorce – no two...
- HUD Acts to Revive Two Fair Housing Policies
Roughly three months ago, President Biden signed an executive order that, among other things, directed HUD to reevaluate earlier agency decisions perceived to weaken the Fair Housing Act. In response to this directive, HUD has submitted draft rules to the Office of Management and Budget that would roll back two significant changes made by the...
- When Does My Duty to Preserve End?
Generally, a litigation hold letter* will issue to preserve documents and information potentially relevant to a reasonably anticipated lawsuit. However, when does one’s duty to preserve potentially relevant documents end? Unfortunately, the answer is not necessarily when the litigation ends. Indeed, a recent decision out of California reminds us there may be instances when one’s...
- Naturopathic Scope of Practice
Naturopathic scope of practice varies by state, sometimes including such practices as minor surgery and sometimes excluding such things as lab tests. On May 6, 2006 the Board of Naturopathic Examiners of Oregon State will host a day-long seminar examining legal and ethical issues in naturopathic...
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- Temporary Moratorium on Development In the Lake Tahoe Basin Is Not a Taking
by Diane G. Kindermann and Robert T. Yamachika The United States Supreme Court on April 23, 2002 decided in Tahoe- Sierra Preservation Council v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 535 U.S. 302 (2002) that temporary, government-imposed development moratoria do not automatically amount to a regulatory...
- Court Approves $27 Million Fee Award To Attorneys In Microsoft Benefits Suit
Vizcaino v. Microsoft Corp., 290 F.3d 1043 (9th Cir. 2002) In this class action, eight former “freelance” Microsoft workers alleged that the company had improperly deprived them of employee benefits, including participation in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Nine years after the case was filed,...
- Court Upholds Unfair Competition Claims Arising From False Statements About Working Conditions
Kasky v. Nike, Inc., 27 Cal. 4th 939 (2002) In a 4-3 decision, the California Supreme Court upheld claims filed against Nike pursuant to California Business & Professions Code Sections 17204 (unfair competition) and 17535 (false advertising). Acting on behalf of the California consuming public, ...
- Redesigned VersusLaw
Not long after its 1995 launch, Web research service VersusLaw adopted the slogan, “Revolutionizing the way America does law.” This was no exaggerated boast. In an era when online legal research still required expensive and cumbersome dial-up access to Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis, VersusLaw pioneered...
- Employee Who Suffered Psychiatric Injury From Workplace Investigation Is Not Entitled To Workers’ Comp Benefits
Northrop Grumman Corp. v. WCAB, 103 Cal. App. 4th 1021 (2002) Robert C. Graves filed a workers’ compensation claim for psychiatric injuries he allegedly sustained following an investigation into his alleged racial discrimination against a subordinate employee whom he supervised at Northrop Grumman. ...
- E-mail encryption gets an upgrade
For lawyers, encrypting e-mail should be simple and routine. In Pretty Good Update for E-Mail Privacy, Washington Post writer Kevin Savetz reports on the December release of a new version of Pretty Good Privacy, once the standard for e-mail encryption until Network Associates bought it in 1997 and...
- Extra: The Blawgistan News hits the stands
Fail to fire up your aggregator for a few days and you might as well be Rip van Winkle waking after years of sleep. So let me be the last to note the launch of The Blawgistan News. But who needs an aggregator when you have this site? These folks monitor the RSS feeds of......
- Deputy Consul General Not Entitled To Immunity From Claims Of Domestic Servant
Park v. Shin, 313 F.3d 1138 (9th Cir. 2002) Tae Sook Park sued Bong Kil Shin, the Deputy Consul General of the Korean Consulate in San Francisco, and his wife, Mee Sook Shin, for various employment-related claims arising from Park’s tenure as the Shins’ domestic servant. The Shins argued that they...