Following concerns raised earlier this week about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s poultry-inspection pilot program, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced a bill Thursday to update meat and poultry inspection, along with the consumer-notification system for recalls.
@LRToday Daily Labor Law Round-Up: Alcom Workers Settle, DC Workers Protest Background Checks, Prepare for BART Strike
Alcom Workers Settle With Management: Matt Hongoltz-Hetling of the Maine Morning Sentinel reports that five employees have settled a a dispute with their employer after they were allegedly fired for attempting to organize a union.
On Thursday afternoon a Hinds County jury rendered a $52 million verdict in a case against Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. and the driver of a vehicle. The trial started on September 3.
It has been a long, hot summer for Honda and General Motors. In June, Honda recalled roughly 686,000 vehicles sold worldwide. Of the 686,000 vehicles recalled, 143,000 were sold in the United States under the Fit name.
Something of a furore has been caused in Hong Kong by the decision of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) to issue an enforcement notice to stop a company from supplying data on individuals obtained from publicly available litigation and bankruptcy records via a smartphone application, claiming that the company ”seriously invaded” the privacy of those individuals.
Did Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes Break Trade Secrets Law by Stealing the Soup Nazi’s Recipes? – Matthew Grosh
Wild mushroom, cold cucumber, corn and crab chowder, mulligatawny—they’re all trade secrets, says my guest on LXBN TV today. In a bit of a fun episode, we examine whether or not Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes violated trade secrets law when she stole—or at least found—the Soup Nazi’s secret recipes. That guest is attorney Matthew Grosh of Russell, Krafft & Gruber and the Lancaster Law Blog.
Recent Study Provides Sneak Peak at Premiums in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplaces
A recent Avalere Health study offers individuals and employers a sneak peak at what the cost of premiums will be once open enrollment for the health insurance marketplaces begins on October 1, 2013.
Just last week, in the case GameStop Corp., a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administrative law judge applied recent Board precedent and ignored contrary cases from federal courts to find an employer’s arbitration agreement was unenforceable because it waived the right of employees to bring class or collective actions.
The tragedy and pervasiveness of prescription drug abuse is well-documented. According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health released last week, 1.9 million Americans used prescription painkillers for a nonmedical purpose for the first time in 2012.
Continuing a flurry of recent legislative activity (see posts here and here), the California legislature on Tuesday passed a bill requiring that California law enforcement agencies obtain a search warrant to compel the production of communications content (e.g., emails and social media messages) from providers of electronic communication services.