It took about two months after the Supreme Court decision, but same-sex marriage issues are back in the news cycle. And they’ve had quite a cycle this week.
On August 20, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a plaintiff could not prevail on a Title VII religious discrimination claim where there was no evidence the employer knew that the reason that the plaintiff refused to complete a job duty, which led to the employee’s termination, was that she had a conflicting religious belief.
USPTO Pilot Program: Trademark Registration Owners May Now Be Able to Broaden Their Goods and Services
Did your company at one time obtain a trademark registration covering goods that can now be considered “old technology,” such as music cassettes, VHS tapes, or floppy discs?
If you are a business owner that didn’t quite get around to setting up a retirement plan for 2014, it may not be over yet.
As reported in previous blog posts (January 17, 2014, January 21, 2014, and January 20, 2015), federal budget setbacks continue to severely impact the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and its ability to carry out its lofty mission.
With the race for the White House heating up, the “politics of marijuana” is looming as a possibly significant factor.
This week, a federal court in northern California certified portions of a class action brought by Uber drivers who worked in California since 2009 (click here for the decision [PDF]).
As California employers are aware, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (Labor Code section 245, et seq.) went into effect this year.
California, the beacon of individualism and often marching to its own set of rules, has joined the rest of the country as Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 633 which revises California’s take on what constitutes “Made in USA”.
Tom Brady will begin the 2015 NFL season as the starting quarterback of the New England Patriots for the 14th consecutive season following U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s grant of the National Football League Players Association’s motion to vacate NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s July 28, 2015, arbitration award imposing a four-game suspension on Brady.
The National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball all prohibit their players from using marijuana, even if recommended by a doctor for medicinal use and even if marijuana use is lawful in the state in which the team sits.