Federal agencies have been busy with employment-related issues recently, with the National Labor Relations Board and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announcing an alliance to address employer surveillance, the Federal Trade Commission taking another action challenging an employer’s ...
Pregnant and breastfeeding workers will soon have additional rights under two new federal laws, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act.
In the ongoing litigation over Proposition 22, California’s voter-approved ballot measure that exempted ride-sharing companies from Assembly Bill 5, a state appellate panel affirmed in part a ruling that the proposition is invalid but severed the offending provision to keep the law in effect.
In a recent bulletin, the Department of Labor provided an important reminder to employers that a remote worker may be eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, while also sharing an opinion letter considering whether an employee may use FMLA leave to limit their work schedule for ...
In Cooperative Entertainment, Inc. v. Kollective Technology, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that useful improvements to computer networks can be patent eligible even when standard computing equipment is used.
It has been busy at the FCC.
Cellphones are not subject to the protections of the federal DNC Registry, a North Carolina magistrate judge has ruled, recommending that a Telephone Consumer Protection Act defendant’s motion to dismiss the suit be granted.
A plaintiff’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action claims failed in the face of an established business relationship defense, an Illinois federal court has ruled.
In Weisner v. Google LLC, the Federal Circuit held claims directed to mobile device location tracking contained an inventive concept that transformed the abstract idea of creating and using travel histories to improve computerized search results into a patent-eligible invention.
The battle over arbitration in California continues, with a divided panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts the state’s Assembly Bill 51, a law that prohibits employers from requiring employees to execute an arbitration agreement as a ...