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Web Exclusive - September 2019: The Top 11 Labor And Employment Law Stories
It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number ...
United States
10 Oct 2019
Gig Companies Lose Round 2 In New Prime Battle As Courts Debate Whether Workers Are Exempt From Arbitration
A federal appeals court decided last week that ride-share drivers engaging in interstate commerce while performing work for Uber should not be subject to the company's arbitration agreement
United States
2 Oct 2019
California Supreme Court Provides Valuable Blueprint For Your Arbitration Agreement Strategy
The California Supreme Court recently handed down an intriguing decision which casts doubt on – and in some cases even condemns
United States
26 Sep 2019
Latest Legal Developments For Washington Employers, 2019 Edition
As predicted, Washington's legislature has been busy over the past few months passing new laws that directly impact how employers conduct business
United States
16 Aug 2019
Federal Judge Strikes Down NY's Sexual Harassment Arbitration Ban
An agreement to arbitrate sexual harassment claims is enforceable, according to a recent decision handed down by a federal judge in the Southern District of New York...
United States
7 Aug 2019
SCOTUS 2018-2019 Year In Review: "It Means What It Says. . . ."
Perhaps the most shocking aspect of employment-related cases from the 2018-2019 Supreme Court term that just wrapped up was the number of unanimous decisions – seven of the eight rulings – were agreed upon by all of the Justices.
United States
7 Aug 2019
Web Exclusive - Still In Limbo – An Update On The Arbitration Ban For Nursing Home Residents
Pre-dispute arbitration agreements are commonly found in customer contracts and employment contracts, including in many nursing home agreements
United States
6 Aug 2019
California Attorney Breaks Down The Future Application Of Arbitration
In his bylined article for The Recorder titled "Is Arbitration Past Its Prime?," San Francisco Associate Anthony E. Guzman discusses the recent trend among employers to move away from arbitration.
United States
30 Jul 2019
Time To Revisit Arbitration Agreements: Employers Dealt A Blow By Unanimous Labor Board
Employers may be surprised to learn that the Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board just issued a unanimous decision invalidating an employer's mandatory arbitration agreement that could be reasonably interpreted...
United States
4 Jul 2019
Supreme Court Dims The Light On Class Arbitration
By a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled today that the Federal Arbitration Act does not allow a court to compel class arbitration when the agreement does not clearly provide for it.
United States
24 May 2019
The Trend To Toss Arbitration: Is The Practice Past Its Prime?
Is arbitration even worth it anymore? In the recent past, most employers would have said "yes" without a second thought.
United States
14 May 2019
Round One Of Critical New Prime Battle Goes To Gig Businesses
Great news for gig economy businesses from an Illinois federal court: a judge recently ruled that Grubhub's delivery drivers were not operating in "interstate commerce,"
United States
1 May 2019
Kentucky Governor Signs Senate Bill 7 Into Law Reestablishing Employment Arbitration
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed into law Senate Bill 7 which brings Kentucky back in line with every other state by allowing employers to require employees to arbitrate claims as a condition of employment.
United States
9 Apr 2019
New Jersey Bars Common Workplace Contract And Settlement Terms
Employers in New Jersey will need to immediately adjust their employment contracts and settlement agreements to come into compliance with a sweeping new law that just took effect
2 Apr 2019
New Jersey Partner Pens Reminder On Reviewing And Updating Arbitration Agreements
Recent cases in New Jersey have emphasized the need for employers to revisit their policies when drafting and enforcing arbitration agreements
United States
27 Mar 2019
Recent SCOTUS Case Swift-ly Comes Home To Roost For Transportation Company
The $100 million settlement announced Monday by a transportation company to resolve a long-running misclassification claim might be the direct result of a January Supreme Court decision...
United States
25 Mar 2019
When Does A $20 Million Settlement Feel Like A Bargain? Uber Shows You How
When the news broke today that Uber had agreed to pay a group of drivers $20 million to settle a long-running misclassification claim, you could be forgiven ...
United States
21 Mar 2019
The See-Saw World Of Uber's Arbitration Agreement Again Tips In Uber's Favor
Ever since Uber became part of our everyday world, the mandatory arbitration agreement it requires its independent contractor drivers to sign has been under constant scrutiny—and attack.
United States
15 Mar 2019
Plaintiffs' Attorneys Already Lining Up To Weaponize Latest SCOTUS Ruling Against Gig Economy Companies
Plaintiffs' Attorneys Already Lining Up To Weaponize Latest SCOTUS Ruling Against Gig Economy Companies
United States
27 Feb 2019
Kentucky Legislature Seeks To Reestablish Employment Arbitration
A Kentucky legislative leader has just taken the first step to try to resurrect the ability of employers to require employment disputes to be resolved by arbitration.
United States
22 Feb 2019
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