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Key Lessons from Soltero v. Precise Distribution, Inc. for Employers Using Arbitration Agreements with Temporary Workers

In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, has significantly restricted the ability of non-signatory employers to enforce arbitration agreements with temporary workers. The case of Soltero v. Precise Distribution, Inc...

USPTO Updates Guidelines on Patent Eligibility for AI Innovations

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has responded to the complexities surrounding patent eligibility for artificial intelligence (AI) innovations with updated guidelines effective from July 17, 2024. These revisions are aimed at offering clearer...

EEOC Issues New Guidelines on Preventing Harassment at Construction Workplaces

Following the EEOC’s April 2024 release of its “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace,” the agency further detailed specific measures for preventing harassment in the construction industry on June 18, 2024. According to the...

Court Dismisses DMCA Claims in Landmark AI Code Generator Case, Leaving Breach of Contract Claims Intact

The ongoing conflict between open source software developers and leading AI code generators continues. Recently, the Court made significant rulings in a landmark case involving these parties. While it dismissed the Plaintiffs’ claims under the...

Understanding the Risks of Incorrectly Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors

  In today’s gig economy, distinguishing between employees and independent contractors (including consultants and freelancers) is crucial. Unfortunately, incorrectly classifying personnel as independent contractors rather than employees can have serious consequences for both parties involved...

Strategies for Safeguarding Trade Secrets

There is a growing effort at both federal and state levels to restrict or prohibit the use of noncompete agreements. Consequently, employers are increasingly asking a crucial question: “Given these challenges to noncompetes, how can...

Unintentional Employers: Understanding Liability for FLSA Violations

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that employers pay employees at least minimum wage and overtime, unless exemptions apply. However, the FLSA’s definition of “employer” is broader than commonly understood, as demonstrated in the...

Growing Investor Interest in AI Visual Media

AI visual media is currently experiencing a surge in investor interest, as reported by PitchBook, which highlights a dramatic increase in funding for startups focused on AI-generated visuals for enterprise clients. In the first quarter...

Initial Challenge to EEOC’s Pregnancy Rule Upheld

A group of state attorneys general filed a lawsuit in April against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding its newly implemented pregnancy rule. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the...

Fresh Arguments Lead to Familiar Unpatentability Result

Following remand from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in an inter partes review (IPR) case, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board reviewed the petitioner’s response arguments and evidence concerning claim constructions...
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