DLSE Issues New Guidance on Rest Breaks – Is Your Handbook Up to Date?
By Meagan Bainbridge
The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) recently issued updated guidance regarding rest breaks that reverses its previous position, which permitted employers to require that employees stay on work premises during their rest periods. In this new guidance, the DLSE states that employers “cannot impose any restraints not inherent in the rest period requirement itself,” including forbidding employees to leave the premises. This guidance follows the California Supreme Court’s determination that rest breaks,
Contingent Patent Ownership is Not Sufficient for Federal Court Jurisdiction
By Audrey Millemann
There is no federal court jurisdiction for disputes involving patents where the claimant does not actually own the patents. The possibility that one might own a patent, if a contingent future event occurs, is not enough. This seems like an obvious rule, but it ended up before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
The case is First Data Corp. v. Inselberg (Fed. Cir. 9/15/17).
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