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Employers And Employees Look Ahead To Potential Impact Of SCOTUS Rulings On Arbitrations vs Class Action Cases
As we previously reported, courts continue to sift through the unsettled law left in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California.
United States
8 Nov 2018
Inexperienced Class Counsel Stalls Class Certification While Defendants Attempt To Employ EEOC Conciliation Agreement Against Class
The Northern District of Illinois recently denied a motion for class certification based largely on the inexperience of class counsel ...
United States
18 Oct 2018
The EEOC Finds Workplace Harassment Pervasive And Identifies It As A Priority
On October 4, the EEOC issued a press release highlighting its significant work this past fiscal year to address the pervasive problem of workplace harassment.
United States
13 Oct 2018
Fourth Circuit Finds Employer Cannot Compel Arbitration Of Former Employee's Discrimination Claims
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently ruled that two employment-related arbitration clauses did not "clearly and unmistakably" govern a former employee's ...
United States
2 May 2018
‘Me Too' Coverage Implications For Employers
When an employer negligently supervises an employee who commits separate acts of sexual harassment against three different co-workers on separate occasions, how many "occurrences"...
United States
12 Mar 2018
Participation In Litigation To Avoid A Default Judgment Does Not Waive A Party's Right To Compel Arbitration
An employer did not waive its right to compel arbitration under an employment agreement by seeking to set aside a default in an employment discrimination suit brought against it by its employee.
United States
6 Mar 2018
Practical Insights On DOL Guidance Affecting Retirement, Medical And Disability Plans
On January 5, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that regulations it previously proposed will apply to certain retirement and medical disability claims filed after April 1.
United States
2 Feb 2018
Matt Lauer Too? Unlike Cats, VIPs No Longer Have Nine Lives
Accusers of Harvey Weinstein were catalysts for an important national dialogue on sexual harassment. Weinstein's company reportedly knew of his behavior and settled multiple harassment claims against the former mogul.
United States
30 Nov 2017
New Criminal History Hiring Regulations For California Employers
Employers hiring in California must be aware that on July 1, new California Fair Employment and Housing Council regulations take effect, limiting use of criminal history when making employment decisions.
United States
7 Jul 2017
Fifth Circuit Vacates Texas Federal Court's Order Which Withdrew Its Prior Order Compelling Arbitration
Plaintiff Gaspar Salas, a former employee of defendant GE Oil & Gas, brought suit in 2014 in Texas federal court against GE for discrimination and retaliation.
United States
15 Jun 2017
7th Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court To Find Title VII Protects Against Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation
Kimberly Hively was a part-time adjunct professor at a community college for several years but was denied six full-time positions over a five-year period.
United States
6 Apr 2017
The Potential Impact Of A Trump Presidency On Employers
Based on promises made during the campaign, it appears employers may expect changes in the government's approach to workplace regulation.
United States
16 Nov 2016
Second Circuit Rejects Argument That Arbitration Clause Was Void Due To Inability To Vindicate Rights Under Title VII And ADA
The Second Circuit recently affirmed in relevant part, an order compelling arbitration of claims under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act in connection with the termination of the plaintiff's employment.
United States
2 Aug 2016
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