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The Printer Strikes Back – Hunstein Moves To The West Coast and Gets Welcome Reception

Though the volume of Hunstein cases has slowed significantly, cases are continuing to be brought. Surprisingly, the newer cases these days have largely been in just a few states like Florida, New York and Illinois. 

The Form I-9 Is Getting A Face-Lift

The current version of the Form I-9 expires on October 31, 2022, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced big potential changes to the new form.  


New York Post-Judgment Interest Rate Amendment Enjoined

The District Court in Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union v. Marks has issued a preliminary injunction stopping the enforcement of New York’s recent amendment to its post-judgment interest rate.


New Federal Law Limits Forced Arbitration of Certain Employment Disputes

Last month, President Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (“Act”). The Act amends the Federal Arbitration Act to give alleged victims the choice regarding whether to arbitrate employment disputes involving sexual assault or sexual harassment.


Whitney White Selected to 2022 Texas Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers

SESSIONS, ISRAEL & SHARTLE is delighted to announce that for the fourth year in a row Whitney White, our new partner in our Dallas Office has been named as a Rising Star in Consumer Law by Super Lawyers.


Attention All Employers: CDC Relaxes Mask Guidance

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed its mask guidance on Friday, 2/25/22. The change could allow more than 70% of Americans to remove their face masks as long as COVID-19 hospitalizations in their region remain “low” to “medium” based on the CDC’s metrics. 


Attention California Employers: California Reinstates Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

As most of the country taps the brakes on COVID-19 laws, California has its foot firmly on the gas pedal.   Last week, California’s Governor amended Labor Code Section 248.6 by signing Senate Bill (SB) 114, which can be found here. The amended law requires employers to provide up to 80 hours of supplemental California paid sick leave for COVID-19-related reasons beginning February 19, 2022.

Employer Not Required to Accommodate Sporadic Attendance of “Extremely Anxious” Employee

This week, the federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of an ex-employee’s lawsuit claiming discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because her employer declined her request to “not work for half the day when she was feeling overwhelmed by her anxiety on a unilateral as-needed basis and with no advance notice to her employer.”


District Court Rejects Attempt To Enjoin Nevada’s Medical Collection Law- S.B. 248.

Remember last July when Nevada’s new medical collection bill went into effect? Under that new law, S.B. 248, debt collectors are required to send a “60-day notice” to consumers, via registered or certified mail, telling consumers that no collections will take place during this “breather.” 


Meet Our Newest Partners at the Firm!

At the core of SESSIONS, ISRAEL & SHARTLE'S success in nurturing long-lasting relationships with our clients is our commitment to the growth and development of our leaders for our clients. Effective January 1, 2022, Sessions is pleased to announce that Aaron Easley, Justin Homes, Brian Roth, and Whitney White joined the Firm’s leadership as Partners.



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