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New Guidelines from New York and NYC Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws

The Gavel Volume 5 | October 9, 2018 | by Joseph Marrazo, Associate at Wong Fleming In response to increasing awareness that sexual harassment in the workplace is not only unlawful but also harmful to […]

New Jersey Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

The Gavel Volume 4 | October 8, 2018 | by Ross Wagner, Law Clerk at Wong Fleming On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (“Act”) […]

Combating VAT Fraud in E-Commerce in Germany

    EDITOR’S NOTE:  The following article is written by Schomerus Tax Consultant Dr. Mario Wagner. Wong Fleming maintains an alliance with the German law firm of Schomerus, which is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The […]

What Is The Verdict On U.S. President Trump’s Campaign Promise To Withdraw From International Treaties?

Legal Update on Trump and International Treaties (4)[1]

LABOR JUSTICE REFORM

LABOR JUSTICE REFORM / REFORMA EN MATERIA DE JUSTICIA LABORAL Labor Justice Reform

New Jersey court rules that statute of limitations accrues from the written maturity date

  New Jersey court rules that statute of limitations accrues from maturity date

WHEN IS SIX MONTHS NOT ENOUGH TIME?

       On December 1, 2015, the Supreme Court of New Jersey heard arguments in Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Company, Inc., where the Court will decide whether a clause in an employment application shortening the statute […]

SEATTLE TAKES STEPS TO AMP-UP EMPLOYEE PROTECTION LAWS

   Highlights   Starting in 2011, Mayor of Seattle, signed new ordinances which establish additional protections for Seattle employees.   In 2012, the Paid Sick and Safe Time Leave Ordinance was enacted which allows employees […]

EEOC Files Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suits under Title VII

EEOC Files Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suits under Title VII

Wong Fleming Receives CMCP’s 2015 Law Firm Client Service Award

Wong Fleming Wins CMCP’s 2015 Law Firm Client Service Award!

Homologation of the General Minimum Wage in Mexico

Homologation of the General Minimum Wage in Mexico

Diversity Programs in Canada

Diversity Programs in Canada

Associate Attorney, Deborah Cochran has been Re-Appointed to the San Diego Ethics Commission

Deborah Cochran Re-Appointed to the San Diego Ethics Commission

Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele has been Approved as a FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator

Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele Approved, FINRA

A Look at Diversity Beyond the United States: Germany

A Look at Diversity Beyond the United States_ Germany

Counterfeiting in China

COUNTERFEITING IN CHINA

5 REASONS YOU MAY WANT TO OFFER DEPARTING EMPLOYEES A SEVERANCE PAYMENT

5 Reasons You May Want To Offer Departing Employees a Severance Payment

Associate Suspended for Double-Crossing His Firm

A state disciplinary committee delivered a one-year suspension from the practice of law to Gary Robert Novins for engaging a client in an unethical, dishonest, and misrepresentative personal services agreement. Associate Suspended for Double-Crossing His […]

Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act – California Assembly Bill 1522

Commencing on July 1, 2015, all employers are required to provide employees working in the State of California with paid sick leave. Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act

Discovery Abuse Warrants Informing Jury of Misconduct

A Maryland federal court found that a defendant law firm’s repeated discovery abuses warranted ordering monetary sanctions. First Mariner Bank v. The Resolution Law Group. Discovery Abuse Warrants Informing Jury of Misconduct

Webpage Held Not Self-Authenticating

The failure to authenticate a webpage containing facts necessary to support a claim can risk dismissal of the claim. Webpage Held Not Self-Authenticating

Got Independent Contractors? The IRS Wants to Audit You

The IRS has warned business owners who are using independent contractors as labor or service providers of the potential for a tax evasion audit. Independent Contractors

Employer’s Receive Greater Protection Under 4th Circuit: Two Free Slurs Rule

EMPLOYER’S RECEIVE GREATER PROTECTION UNDER 4TH CIRCUIT

New York City and New Jersey Enact New Employment Laws Affecting Pregnant Employees

New Employment Laws Affecting Pregnant Employees

Athlete’s’ Rights of Publicity Trump First Amendment in Video Game Context

Athletes’ Rights of Publicity Trump First Amendment in Video Game Context

Co-Client Relationship Between Insurer and Insured Not Automatic

Co-Client Relationship Between Insurer and Insured Not Automatic

The U.S. Department of Labor’s clarification of the Family and Medical Leave Act

Department of Labor’s clarification of the Family and Medical Leave Act

Considerations for New and Revised Company Handbook Policies

Considerations for New and Revised Company Handbook Policies

Ethical and practical considerations to ending relationships with clients.

Ethical and practical considerations to ending relationship with clients.

Defending ADA Title III Claims.

Defending ADA Title III Claims.

Is It Time to Reconsider Your In-House Standards for Reviewing Loan Modifications?

Is It Time to Reconsider Your In-House Standards for Reviewing Loan Modifications?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Former Cocounsel Must Share the Fruits of Their Labor

Cocounsel Must Share the Fruits of Their Labor

Conducting Facebook Discovery

Conducting Facebook Discovery

Fifth Circuit Decides Favorably for Employer In FMLA Certification Case

Fifth Circuit Decides Favorably for Employer In FMLA Certification Case

Third Circuit Clarifies Burden of Proof with Respect to Secured Creditors Claims

Third Circuit Clarifies Burden of Proof with Respect to Secured Creditors Claims

Insurance Bad Faith and Washington State’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act: Part 2

Insurance Bad Faith and Washington States Insurance Fair Conduct Act: Part 2

Insurance Bad Faith and Washington State’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act: Part 1

Insurance Bad Faith and Washington State’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act: Part 1

Lender Liability Avoidance Part 3: Fraud and Misrepresentation

Lender Liability Avoidance Part 3: Fraud and Misrepresentation

Lender Liability Avoidance Part 2: Breach of Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Lender Liability Avoidance Part 2: Breach of Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Lender Liability Avoidance Part 1: Breach of Contract

Lender Liability Avoidance  Part 1: Breach of Contract

Sometimes Arbitration Clauses Don’t Bar Class Actions: The Vindication of Statutory Rights Trumps the Plain Language of a Contract

Sometimes Arbitration Clauses Don’t Bar Class Actions: The Vindication of Statutory Rights Trumps the Plain Language of a Contract

What Changes Loom For Title VII Affirmative Action Policies In Light Of The Supreme Court’s Granting Certiorari In Fisher v. University Of Texas?

What Changes Loom For Title VII Affirmative Action Policies In Light Of The Supreme Court’s Granting Certiorari In Fisher v. University Of Texas?

What is “Use Analogous to Trademark Use” and Why is it Important to Foreign Trademark Owners?

What is “Use Analogous to Trademark Use” and Why is it Important to Foreign Trademark Owners?

Obama’s State of the Union Hints at Subsidizing Hydraulic Fracturing Plants

Subsidized Hydraulic Fracking

Breaking the Law with Asset Search Reports

Asset Search Reports  

New York Benefit Corporation Law Goes Into Effect

Benefit Corporation Law

What to Expect in the Next Four Years at the EEOC: The EEOC Draft Strategic Plan

EEOC Draft Strategic Plan

U.S. Eases Restrictions on Myanmar

IRS Announces Employer-Provided Cell Phones Not Taxable; No Recordkeeping of Usage Required

Employer Provided Cellphones

Recent Ruling on the National Labor Relations Act

Supreme Court Narrows Constitutional Jurisdiction of Bankruptcy Courts

   

Hot Topics in Employment Law: Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Hot Topics in Employment Law