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Court Issues Final Order Striking Down DOL Overtime Rules
Published: September 11, 2017
Earlier this month, a federal judge in Texas issued a final order striking down the Department of Labor’s overtime rules that would have extended overtime pay to over four million additional workers. These rules, which were revised under the Obama ...

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Enforcing Non-Solicitation Clauses in the Social Media Context
Published: September 6, 2017
Many companies require that their employees sign non-solicitation and non-competition agreements as a potential safeguard against unfair competition. However, these same employees often maintain active social media accounts that include hundreds, if not thousands, of business and personal contacts. In ...

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Ohio Medical Board Releases New Medical Marijuana Rules
Published: September 6, 2017
The State Medical Board of Ohio announced new rules related to the process for a physician to obtain a certificate to recommend medical marijuana to patients. These rules were adopted in accordance with Ohio’s medical marijuana law that was enacted ...

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10th Circuit Holds United States Liable as “Owner” of Superfund Mining Site
Published: August 31, 2017
In Chevron Mining Inc. v. United States, No. 15-2209, 2017 WL 3045887 (10th Cir. July 19, 2017), the 10th Circuit recently held that the United States was liable under CERCLA, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, ...

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Greasing the Wheels of Environmental Remediation
Published: August 30, 2017
Three letters — for a small Texas grocer, it took just three letters to place the grocer on the hook for a costly environmental cleanup. USOR Site PRP Group v. A & M Contractors, Inc., No. 4:14-CV-2441, 2017 WL 3115904 (S.D. ...

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Ohio Medical Board Releases New Rules for Acute Pain Opioid Prescribing
Published: August 28, 2017
In response to the current opioid epidemic in Ohio, the State Medical Board has released new rules regarding a physician’s prescribing of opioids for acute pain that will take effect on Aug. 31, 2017. The new rules do not apply ...

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Federal Circuit Holds Improvement to Computer Memory Systems Is Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Under Alice Framework
Published: August 18, 2017
Summary: On Aug. 15, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed and remanded a decision from the District of Delaware that found the claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,953,740 to be drawn to the abstract idea ...

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States and Environmental Groups Sue to Prevent EPA Delay of RMP Rule
Published: August 14, 2017
On June 15, 2017 — only one day after the EPA delayed the effective date of the updated Risk Management Plan (“RMP”) rule — thirteen environmental groups (including the Clean Air Council, Sierra Club and the Union of Concerned Scientists) filed suit ...

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Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Challenging its Maximum Leave Policy
Published: August 10, 2017
This month, the United Parcel Service Inc. (“UPS”) agreed to settle an eight-year-old lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) challenging UPS’s policy of discharging workers who cannot return from medical leave after 12 months. EEOC v. United ...

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Massachusetts High Court Raises the Stakes for Employers Prohibiting Marijuana
Published: July 31, 2017
A recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court leaves employers wondering: Is the federal ban on marijuana up in smoke? The highest court in Massachusetts recently decided that a plaintiff who was terminated for testing positive for marijuana could proceed ...

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