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  • Blog: Hunton Employment & Labor Law PerspectivesCalifornia Supreme Court Declares Employers Cannot Round Workers’ Time At The Meal Period And Records Can Raise Rebuttable Presumption Of ViolationsPosted on February 26, 2021 by Emily Burkhardt Vicente and Karen Jennings Evans
    Many employers use rounding methods to adjust the hours that an employee works to the nearest time increment, such as every five or ten minutes.  The California Supreme Court has ruled, however, that this rounding practice is impermissible at the meal period.  Equally as troubling for employers, the Court also held that time records showing a noncompliant meal period raise a “rebuttable presumption” of meal period violations.
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  • Blog: BuildSmartSooner Is Better than LaterPosted on February 25, 2021 by Carly Miller and J. David Pugh
    For our friends who litigate (or arbitrate!) in Alabama, take note of this recent Alabama Supreme Court decision. Although not a construction case, this recent decision dramatically illustrates what not to do if you want to arbitrate your dispute, as is the preferred dispute resolution mechanism in many design and construction contracts. In The Health...Continue Reading
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  • Blog: NextGen Financial Services ReportCFPB Enforcement Expected to Increase Under the Biden AdministrationPosted on February 24, 2021 by Erin A. Sedmak
    Enforcement and litigation directed at the consumer financial services industry is expected to increase under the Biden administration. While increased enforcement is likely to occur with respect to all federal agencies, the most significant increases are being forecast in the areas of fair lending enforcement, which was relatively subdued under the Trump administration. On Jan....Continue Reading…
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  • Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law BlogImpact of Brexit on IP lawPosted on February 24, 2021 by Alice Chaplin
    On 1 January 2021, the Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) came into force and the general principles of EU law, existing EU treaties and EU free movement rights ceased to apply in the UK, after the transition period set out in the Withdrawal Agreement ended on 31 December 2020. Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act...Continue Reading…
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  • Blog: ALTIUS BlogsThe Belgian requirement to rely on recognized dockers to perform dock work passes the ECJ test… the recognition procedure of dockers does notPosted on February 24, 2021 by
    In a long-awaited court ruling, the ECJ confirmed on 11 February 2021 that the Belgian rules on dock work, obliging companies to have only recognised dockers carry out dock work in ports, does not necessarily constitute a violation of the free movement of workers, the freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide services. However, the ECJ rejected several modalities of the recognition procedure of such dockers. Legislative changes are now inevitable.
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  • Blog: Garrigues Intellectual Property BlogCompanies that own IP rights generate 55% higher revenues per employee than those that do not, according to a EUIPO and EPO studyPosted on February 23, 2021 by Almudena Vigil
    According to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO), which last February 8 released the results of a new study on the “Impact of intellectual property rights intensive industries in the European Union”, there is still a long way to go as regards companies’ awareness of the advantages of […] La entrada Companies that own IP rights generate 55% higher revenues per employee than those that do not, according to a EUIPO and EPO study apareció primero en Intellectual and Industrial Property Blog - Garrigues.
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