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— The Landowner vs. the Owner of the Oil and Gas Although the landowner owns the surface of his land, the landowner does not always own the rights to the underlying oil and gas. What happens when the ow…
posted on January 17, 2017
— By Adam Shafran, Esq. Class action waivers are becoming increasingly prevalent in employment contracts due to their ability to make it more difficult for employees to assert class action lawsuits agai…
posted on January 10, 2017
— As we reported to you on July 10, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rejected the argument that federal labor law preempted Massachusetts’ new Earned Sick Time Law, d…
posted on January 03, 2017
— As we approach the end of 2016, we thought it would be a good time to remind employers of the varying basic minimum hourly wage rates that will be in effect in 2017 in New England and New York. Connec…
posted on December 27, 2016
— Australian Courts often deal with cases involving commercial arrangements where foreign companies operating in Australia have arranged their corporate affairs, at least in part, to minimise paying tax…
posted on December 19, 2016
— For many in management, upon returning to work in the New Year the first thing that awaits their attention is the need to consider disciplinary action for employees who let down the team as the year w…
posted on December 19, 2016
— As we recently reported to you, a United States District Court in Texas blocked implementation of the new federal overtime rule.  That decision is now on appeal on an expedited basis to the United St…
posted on December 14, 2016
— By Brian M. Culnan In fiscal year 2015, approximately eleven percent of the private sector discrimination charges filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) alle…
posted on December 11, 2016
— By Brian Culnan On May 23, 2016, the United States Department of Labor published the final version of a rule that would significantly alter the “white collar” or “EAP” (executive/administrativ…
posted on December 01, 2016
— As we reported to you a couple of weeks ago, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the federal DOL’s new overt…
posted on November 29, 2016

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