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Posts from May 2016.

On May 16, 2016, the Supreme Court unanimously held that an attorney's authorized use of the Ohio State Attorney General's letterhead as part of debt collection efforts was not a false or misleading communication in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).  See Sheriff ...

Despite the issuance of preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) a few years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not yet issued effective FIRMs for parts of New Jersey and New York. Although this has left developers in a bit of flux, a recent appeal in New York City may be ...

On Monday, May 16, 2016, the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling in Spokeo v. Robins.  In Spokeo, the Supreme Court vacated and remanded the Ninth Circuit's finding that a class action suit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) could be maintained despite the absence of an actual ...

Today, the United States Department of Labor ("USDOL") published its long-awaited Final Rule expanding overtime eligibility.  Under the Final Rule, which will become effective on December 1, 2016, employers may have to pay overtime to employees who never previously qualified for overtime ...

On May 11, 2016, President Obama ratified the “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016,” giving employers a private cause of action against employees who misappropriate trade secrets. However, the Act, which immediately went into law and effect, offers both employers and employees certain ...

On May 9, 2016, the New Jersey Senate delayed voting on Senate Bill 799 which, if passed, would require all businesses in New Jersey to provide paid sick days to each employee that it employs within the state. 

On May 9, 2016, the New Jersey Senate delayed voting on Senate Bill 799 which, if passed ...

Today, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it finalized its union persuader rule, requiring employers to report so-called “persuader agreements” they have made with outside consultants to help persuade workers against unionizing.

Today, the United ...

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