In Director Rob Rickman’s latest blog post on the Law in the Workplace blog, he discusses how to handle service and emotional support animals in your business.
The recent decision of the United States Supreme Court in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, is expected to have far-reaching effects on the sports betting landscape in the United States. The case was the appeal of a lawsuit in which the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) and four professional sports leagues sued the State […]
On Tuesday, United States District Judge Robert Pittman issued a fifty-page order that will likely have a profound impact on retailers that currently sell or are looking to sell alcoholic beverages in Texas. The lawsuit, brought in 2015 by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., along with three of its subsidiaries, challenged the constitutionality of four Texas statutes […]
Gift cards from retailers, restaurants, and hospitality clients continue to be a growing aspect of the industry. In 2009, Congress passed the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act which governs store gift cars, gift certificates, and prepaid cards. Although the federal Act does provide certain prohibitions on fees, charges, and expiration dates on these […]
While working a private event at a Hawaii hotel, Honolulu Police Department Officer Kinchung Chung intervened in a verbal disagreement involving a private security guard, Aaron Okura, and a patron, Dillon Bracken, who stepped over a rope to enter an event to which he was not invited. Claiming personal injuries as a result of being […]
Anyone familiar with the retail industry is aware that 2017 has been a year of myriad challenges and increasing store closings. This trend is not isolated to simply small retailers or retailers with worldwide name recognition – the problem is one faced by the retail industry across the board. Given the increasingly changing and competitive […]
On June 7, 2017, Carmen Alvarez filed a Class and Collective Action Complaint with the District Court of New Jersey against her former employer, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., for failing to pay her overtime as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) as well as New Jersey’s State Wage and Hour Law. Alvarez argues […]