In 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the “Board”) found a “courtesy” policy unlawful. Since then, the NLRB has continued to create more and more tension between the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or the “Act”) and employers’ legitimate interests in maintaining and enforcing workplace guidelines governing courtesy in a nondiscriminatory fashion.
Thirty million dollars—imagine the government just giving that to you. It’s the type of money that means you’ll never have to work another day in the rest of your life. It sounds like a fantasy, but for one whistleblower abroad, that’s the reality as the SEC tries to send a strong message on corporate malfeasance.
Imagine for a moment that you are the HR Manager for a company with many physically demanding jobs. One of your employees submits a doctor’s note prohibiting her from lifting anything over 25 pounds.
Federal District Court Rules It Does Not Have Jurisdiction to Hear Challenge to the SEC’s Pay-to-Play Law
In a ruling that did not get to the merits of the substantive arguments, a federal court has ruled that it lacks jurisdiction to consider whether the SEC contravened either the US Constitution or the Federal Election Commission’s exclusive turf when it adopted its pay-to-play rule governing investment advisors.
On September 17, 2014, the Progressive Policy Institute issued a new paper entitled “Give Our Kids a Break: How Three-Year Degrees Can Cut College Costs.”
California Amends Data Breach Notification Law, Does Not Require Mandatory Offering of Credit Monitoring
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law an amendment to California’s data breach notification law on Monday. Although at least one news outlet has reported that the law requires a company to offer credit monitoring services, this interpretation is misguided.
As the Supreme Court begins its 2014-15 term this month, it will be considering a number of securities cases, including the Omnicare case, which is scheduled for oral argument on November 3rd, and three other cases in which petitions for certiorari are currently pending before the Court.
Many of the three million (or so) comments in the net neutrality proceeding, based on our own small sample, urge the FCC to impose net neutrality rules by regulating the Internet “like a utility.”
So, as we all know, the NFL is having a rough patch. (And as a Baltimore Ravens fan, the past month has been particularly painful for me). I was particularly intrigued by the latest (non-Ray Rice-related) gaffe – the penalty imposed on Kansas City Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah for bowing in Muslim prayer after intercepting a Tom Brady pass and running it back for a touchdown.
Alibaba probably had a better September than you. Indeed, you may have heard about the company’s record $25 billion IPO. This week, Forbes examined whether the Alibaba trademark justified the $25 billion IPO.