No industry or business is immune to FLSA collective actions. What better proof of this than the fact that a Florida resort and golf course management company were sued in a proposed collective action in federal court.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a Florida apartment complex’s class action challenge to a state law allowing the government to keep most of the interest on funds the county court held during eminent domain proceedings.
Unfortunately, a bad broker does not take on the same attributes as a fine wine. Bad brokers do rarely improve with time.
Thoughts About the NY Times “the Ethicist’s” Response to the Question: “is It O.K. to Get a Dog from a Breeder, Not a Shelter?”
On May 15, 2016 the New York Times published its response to a reader’s questions submitted to “The Ethicist:” “Is it O.K. to Get a Dog From A Breeder, Not A Shelter?”
Recently, the American Immigration Council (Council) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) teamed up on a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) seeking to “obtain the information needed to provide the public with an understanding of the operating procedures and Defendant USCIS follows when administering the H-1B lottery.
On May 18, 2016, President Obama and the Secretary of Labor announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which is anticipated to make more than four million more workers overtime-eligible.
As I have mentioned before, every California employer, large or small, needs three things: (1) an Employee Handbook that addresses California specific issues; (2) a comprehensive Confidentiality Agreement to protect the company’s proprietary information to the greatest extent possible; and (3) an Arbitration Agreement.
No Foreclosure Summary Judgment Without Refuting “Notice and Opportunity to Cure” Defense: Remember to “Say It Ain’t So”
In an opinion issued yesterday in Chester A. Brooks, et al. v. Bank of America, et al., Case No. 4D14-3337 (Fla. 4th DCA May 25, 2016), Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal made clear that, in order to obtain summary judgment of foreclosure, a lender must prove facts to refute a defense of failure to provide notice of default and opportunity to cure.
Since my April 15th blog post, Curtis James Jackson III, better known as rapper 50 Cent (“Jackson”), has made it past the disclosure statement approval phase of his bankruptcy case, and is running towards the plan confirmation finish line.