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On April 6, 2018, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added 38 new designees to its list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN List”) related to Russia pursuant to Presidential Executive Orders...

The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has begun assessing Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) supplemental payments for the first quarter. This post proposes a grounds for appealing DUA determinations that would...

On April 13, 2018, The Department of Defense (DoD) issued Class Deviation 2018-O00013, which consolidates and supersedes two prior class deviations that increased the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds and expanded non-statutory...

Retailer Refused to Excuse Asthmatic Employee's One-Day Absence and Fired Her, Federal Agency Charged - CHICAGO - Macy's will pay a former long-term employee $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment...

Yesterday, one of the measures floating around the Connecticut General Assembly regarding Paid Family Medical Leave passed a key committee vote. The bill still has a ways to go. Indeed, as first reported by CT News Junkie, even the speaker of the...

As Judge Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania noted at the beginning of his opinion, “[t]his case is the first to grant summary judgment on the question of whether drivers for UberBLACK are employees or...

The fight over the historical concept of the “Rule of Capture” as applied to gas rights in Pennsylvania continued recently as the appellees in the matter of Briggs v Southwestern Energy Prod. Co. recently requested a re-argument before the...

Requests for rehearing at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) are not uncommon; however, the Board rarely grants them. One reason for this result is the high standard applied to reverse a prior decision—abuse of discretion. In this case,...

Today the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair – a case that could fundamentally change the rules governing when a state may impose sales or use tax collection responsibilities on a retailer. For over 50 years,...

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