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Web Exclusive - July 2019: The Top 18 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
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6 Aug 2019
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
Top 100 Workplace Law Stories Of 2017
Well, at least the first 19 days of 2017 were relatively calm. But starting with the inauguration of President Trump and continuing through the last days of the year...
United States
4 Dec 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 Limits Mixed-Motive Standard
The U.S. Supreme Court recently clarified that an employee alleging unlawful retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 must prove that a retaliatory motive was the "but-for" cause of an adverse employment action.
United States
4 Jul 2013
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 Rules Dismissal Of Flsa Collective Actions Are Appropriate When Individual Claim Is Rendered Moot
The U.S. Supreme Court has recently upheld the concept that a wage and hour collective action brought pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, can be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction when the named plaintiff’s claim is rendered moot.
United States
22 Apr 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
Appellate Court Invalidates Auto Dealership's Method Of Paying Service Technicians
In an unpublished decision, the California 2nd District Court of Appeal held that that piece-rate-paid employees are entitled to separate hourly pay for "waiting" time.
United States
14 Mar 2013
Court Rules That Ohio Bureau Of Workers' Compensation Overcharged Non-Group Rated Employers
After a long bench trial which began on August 20, 2012, Judge Richard McMonagle recently issued his decision in an important class-action lawsuit.
United States
11 Jan 2013
Supreme Court Clarifies Appeals Rights For Federal Employees
On December 10, 2012, the Supreme Court handed down a critical victory to federal employees in a highly technical case.
United States
3 Jan 2013
Box Score Petitions Compiled By The HLL Staff
(Hospitality Update, No. 4, December 2012) We are aware of only ten petitions filed during the month of October, the last month for which we have any reports.
United States
11 Dec 2012
Supreme Court Plants Roadblock For Federal Employees Bringing Employment Claims
Representing a victory for the federal government, the U. S. Supreme Court held today that federal employees do not have a right to challenge their terminations from employment in federal district court on constitutional grounds.
United States
18 Jun 2012
NLRB Quickie Election Rule Now In Effect
On April 28, 2012, a federal judge with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia cleared the way for the National Labor Relations Board's expedited-election rule.
United States
3 May 2012
Getting Your Employees In The Holiday Mood WITHOUT GETTING SUED! Part 2
With a continued struggling economy for many, it is no surprise that employers may not be in the mood to host extravagant Holiday parties this year.
United States
23 Apr 2012
Rules For Garnishments In Georgia Changed Again
As you know, last year the Georgia Supreme Court issued a new rule prohibiting non-lawyers, such as payroll clerks or human resources professionals, from signing garnishment pleadings that are filed in court.
United States
15 Feb 2012
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