• 10.30.19

    Executive Orders Limit Agency Guidance

    Two executive orders recently signed by President Donald Trump will now require that federal agencies publish all informal guidance and limit its use in enforcement actions.

  • 10.30.19

    CSBS Seeks Comment on Model Law for Money Services Businesses

    The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has proposed legislation for adoption by the states in an effort to streamline and make uniform requirements for money service businesses (MSBs).

  • 10.30.19

    California Goes Public With Banks

    One of the many bills enacted into law during the California Legislature’s end-of-session rush was Assembly Bill 857, which authorized the creation of “public banks” to support local economies and community development and address infrastructure and housing needs for ...

  • 10.29.19

    New York AG Sues Dunkin’ Over Cybersecurity

    The New York Attorney General’s Office hit Dunkin’ Brands with a lawsuit over the company’s cybersecurity practices, alleging that the company tricked consumers about the extent to which it protects their personal information.

  • 10.29.19

    FTC Knocks Down MLM Pyramid Scheme

    The Federal Trade Commission reached a $150 million deal with multilevel marketing (MLM) defendants that also includes a ban from the business.

  • 10.29.19

    Clif Bar Survives False Ad Challenge

    A California federal court dismissed a false advertising lawsuit against the makers of Clif Bars and Luna Bars that challenged their packaging for white chocolate macadamia bars.

  • 10.22.19

    Three Issues To Watch This Supreme Court Term

    The 2019-2020 U.S. Supreme Court term could have a significant impact on the employment law area, with three major issues already on the docket for the justices to consider.

  • 10.22.19

    DOL’s White Collar Exemptions Final

    After several years—and significant changes to the plans—the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized the new minimum annual salary requirement for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees.  

  • 10.22.19

    Lovin’ It: Ninth Circuit Rules McDonald’s Is Not a Joint Employer

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that McDonald’s is not a joint employer with a franchisee under the definitions found in California Wage Order 5-2001, as it did not have direct control over the store employees or “suffer or permit” them to work.

  • 10.22.19

    Employers Cannot Contractually Limit Title VII Claims

    Employers cannot shorten the time period in which employees can file a Title VII claim by contract, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled.