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Top 50 Workplace Law Stories Of 2018
It's hard to keep up with the news these days. It sometimes feels like you can't step away from your phone, computer, or TV for more than an hour ...
United States
6 Dec 2018
States Ask Congress To Prohibit Arbitration In Sex Harassment Claims
A unanimous block of attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, not to mention several U.S. territories, sent a letter to Congress yesterday asking federal lawmakers ...
United States
15 Feb 2018
June 2017: The Top 15 Labor And Employment Law Stories
It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While it always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, the last few months have seen an unprecedented number of changes.
United States
17 Jul 2017
High Court Sidesteps Contraceptive Coverage Decision – For Now
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most health plans to cover preventive services with no cost-sharing for participants.
United States
23 May 2016
Supreme Court: Arbitrators, Not Courts, Decide Whether A Suit May Proceed To Arbitration
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an arbitration panel’s award and broadened arbitrators’ authority to determine preliminary issues in arbitration agreements.
United States
19 Mar 2014
Supreme Court Expands SOX Whistleblower Protection
Yesterday, in a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision greatly expanding the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
United States
13 Mar 2014
Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements
The U.S. Supreme Court held on June 20, 2013 that courts cannot invalidate arbitration agreements which waive class actions, unless there is an express congressional statement.
United States
1 Jul 2013
Will Your Arbitration Agreement Be Enforceable After September 30, 2013?
Some employers have decided that it is beneficial to try to avoid public lawsuits and arbitrate disputes they may have with their employees.
United States
24 Jun 2013
Supreme Court: "Good, Bad Or Ugly," Arbitrator's Class Action Ruling Upheld
A unanimous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the standard of review federal courts will use when reviewing an arbitrator's decision about whether parties contemplated class arbitration when they entered into a broadly worded mandatory-arbitration provision.
United States
17 Jun 2013
Supreme Court Raises The Bar For Class Actions
Today the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a pivotal decision, holding that as a prerequisite for certification of a class action, a plaintiff must introduce admissible evidence to show that the case is susceptible to awarding damages on a class-wide basis.
United States
9 Apr 2013
Ohio Workers' Compensation Class Action Notice: Should You Stay In Or Opt Out?
A class action lawsuit is currently pending in the Court of Common Pleas for Cuyahoga County, Ohio, on behalf of certain employers doing business in Ohio.
United States
10 Jan 2012
Box Score Compiled By The HLL Staff: May Through July, 2011
During May through July, 2011, we were aware of 19 petitions filed against hospitality employers.
United States
8 Sep 2011
Box Score Compiled By The HLL Staff: March Through June 2011
In March through June 2011, we were aware of 17 petitions which went all the way to an election. Unions were victorious in 15 of them.
United States
8 Sep 2011
9th Circuit Rules For Employers In Protecting Trade Secrets
More often than not when a management law firm informs its clients of recent case developments, the news is not good.
United States
16 May 2011
California Court: Emails Sent To Plaintiff's Attorney On Employer's Computer Are Fair Game
California appellate court recently decided that an employee's email messages to an attorney about suing her employer could be used against her at trial.
United States
2 Feb 2011
Supreme Court: "Employee Who Never Complained Of Discrimination May Bring Claim For Retaliation"
On January 24, 2011, the Supreme Court in a unanimous ruling determined that an employee who does not directly engage in protected activity can still assert a claim for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as a victim who falls within the "zone of interests" of protection afforded by the statute.
United States
25 Jan 2011
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