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COVID-19: What Should Employers Know About Legal Protections for Workers?

The interplay between federal and state laws, and between the President and state governors, is confusing to many American employers, and even more so to foreign companies doing business in the United States.

clock April 13, 2020Cynthia Martens

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Walmart Sued Over Coronavirus Death of Longtime Worker

An Illinois Walmart has seen two employees die from the coronavirus. The lawsuit appears the first to try and make an employer responsible.

clock April 7, 2020Kali Hays

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L’Oréal Tops Trademark Applications

Shiseido, Abercrombie & Fitch Europe and Louis Vuitton were second, third and fourth, respectively, in the number of trademark applications made last year, a study found.

clock April 7, 2020John Zarocostas

How Coronavirus Is Impacting the Fashion Industry

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Bankruptcy? Not So Fast

For retailers in financial trouble, skittish lenders and the indeterminate timing of store closures can vex decision-making.

clock March 31, 2020Sindhu Sundar

Workers at Amazon's fulfillment center in Staten Island, N.Y., gather outside to protest work conditions in the company's warehouse, in New York. Workers say Amazon is not doing enough to to keep workers safe from the spread of COVID-19 and coronavirusVirus Outbreak-Amazon, New York, United States - 30 Mar 2020

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New York AG Wants Labor Probe Over Amazon Firing Corona Protestor

Attorney general Letitia James called Amazon’s firing of a worker who organized a walkout over coronavirus concerns “immoral and inhumane.”

clock March 30, 2020Kali Hays

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As Trump Signals Return to Work, Retailers Face Uncertain Choices

Retailers navigating new state and local rules during the coronavirus pandemic face uncertainty amid the President’s more gung-ho stance.

clock March 25, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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Service Providers: Fashion and Retail’s Lawyers

The industry’s attorneys say clients are most worried about finances, rent due on store leases and handling layoffs during the pandemic.

clock March 24, 2020Sindhu Sundar

What to Know About Coronavirus’ Impact in New York City

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Coronavirus-related Shutdowns Spark More Questions on Pay

As states around the U.S. scramble to restrict public places in order to slow the pandemic, many workers face questions about pay.

clock March 16, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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Barneys Vendors Dodge Specter of Clawback Suits 

A bankruptcy court blocked potential payment recovery suits against creditors who got paid soon before the retailer’s Chapter 11 filing.

clock March 10, 2020Sindhu Sundar

People emerge from the subway wearing protective face masks at Columbus Circle in New York, New York, USA, 04 March 2020. The city recently announced new cases of the coronavirus, including a patient who is a healthcare worker who had recently travelled to Iran.Coronavirus in New York, USA - 04 Mar 2020

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Coronavirus, Cancellations and Contracts

Companies putting off shows and retail conferences amid the outbreak could test the power of a little-used provision in event contracts.

clock March 10, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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Hugo Boss, the Brand, Can Take a Joke by Hugo Boss, the Comedian

A British TV host changed his name to Hugo Boss to highlight trademark disputes. He made headlines worldwide, but the German brand says it doesn’t mind.

clock March 2, 2020Cathrin Schaer

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Alleged ‘No-Hire’ Pact at Saks, Luxury Brands Raises Complex Antitrust Issues

The lawsuit also names Gucci Americas Brunello Cucinelli USA, Louis Vuitton and other luxury brands and shines a light on hiring practices.

clock February 20, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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Peter Nygård Facing More Allegations of Rape and Sexual Abuse by ‘Dozens,’ Attorneys Claim

A spokesman for Peter Nygård described the allegations as “completely false, without foundation and are vigorously denied.”

clock February 18, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

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The Retailer You’re Shipping to Is in Bankruptcy. Will You Get Paid?

A theme with troubled retailers including Forever 21 is vendors are asked for support during a bankruptcy, but face tough odds of recovery.

clock February 12, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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Forever 21’s $81M Sale Gets Court’s Nod

A Delaware bankruptcy judge signaled he was ready to sign off on the retailer’s deal with Authentic Brands Group and landlords.

clock February 11, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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