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Watch Out Employers: Overtime Rules Are Changing in a Big Way

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Overtime Litigation Update: August 31, 2017 – A court ruled that the Final Rule invalid.  Finding that the Dept. of Labor’s salary level exceeded their authority  (State of Nevada, et al. v. United States Department of Labor, et al., No. 4:16-CV-00731).  More information pending. What does this mean for your business?  Uncertainty and confusion. The U.S. […]

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Trump Strikes Back: Sues Univision Over Miss USA Broadcast for $500 Million

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks on the campaign trail have already begun to have an impact on his business partnerships, and he is countering the widespread opposition with legal action against several former allies. Because of controversial remarks about immigration, a number of companies have recently severed their ties with Trump. These include the Spanish-language […]

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Narrows California Resale Royalty Act In Latest Decision in Artist Class Action Suit

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A recent court decision weakened the nation’s strongest laws protecting artists’ pay. The California Resale Royalties Act, put into place in 1976-1977, offers resale royalty rights to artists whose work is purchased then later resold in California.  It previously also provided royalties to the artist if the seller was a resident of the state but […]

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Rock Legend Tom Petty Awarded Settlement in Copyright Dispute Over Song Similarities

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Last month, singer-songwriter Sam Smith settled a copyright dispute with rocker Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne over similarities between Smith’s hit single, “Stay With Me,” and Petty’s 1989 classic, “I Won’t Back Down.” As the result of the settlement, “Stay With Me” now lists Petty and Lynne as co-writers alongside Smith, James Napier, and William […]