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April 17, 2011

House Approves Long-Term Budget Plan that Would Repeal and De-Fund the Affordable Care Act

A day after Congress passed a spending bill that will fund the federal government through September 2011,

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April 15, 2011

SEC Issues Proposed Rules Regarding Listing Standards for Compensation Committees and Incentive-Based Compensation Arrangements

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently issued proposed rules with other agencies to

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April 15, 2011

Bill Would Make Voluntary Protection Program Permanent

A popular workplace safety initiative was shown support on Wednesday when lawmakers in both the House

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April 15, 2011

Ninth Circuit Holds Oregon Employer Cannot Credit Housing Costs Toward Minimum Wage

Earlier this week, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that an employer violated Oregon’s

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April 15, 2011

Appeals Court Upholds Sanctions for Hard Drive Erasure on Eve of Court Ordered

In Ahroner v. Israel Discount Bank of New York, etc., et al. [pdf], No. 3823-3824N&M-5198 (N.Y. Sup.

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April 15, 2011

Counsel and Client Sanctioned For Bad Faith Discovery Misconduct

In Moreno v. Ostly [pdf], No. A127780 (Sup. Ct. Cal. Feb. 22, 2011), the California Court of Appeals

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April 15, 2011

Illinois Legislators Seek to Revive the Illinois Covenants Not to Compete Act

Earlier this year, the Illinois legislature revived efforts to enact the Illinois Covenants Not to Compete

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April 14, 2011

Modified Excel Spreadsheet Is Not a Trade Secret Under Arizona Law

When an inventive employee develops a business tool or system, does that resource become a company trade

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April 14, 2011

SSA Resumes Sending "No-Match" Letters to Employers

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that after a four year halt, it will resume sending

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April 14, 2011

NLRB Issues Revised List of Matters to be Submitted to the Division of Advice

The NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel has issued a new memorandum (pdf) outlining the categories

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