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Episode 153 – A View From Mayer Brown
Nick looks at three cases, including the first case on restrictive covenants to get to the Supreme Court in a century.
United States
31 Jul 2019
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For May 2019
Decision: On June 3, 2019, in an opinion authored by Justice Ginsburg, a unanimous Supreme Court held in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, No. 18-525
United States
28 Jun 2019
The Future Of Independent Contractor Classification: As 9th Circuit And DLSE Expand Dynamex's Reach, DOL And NLRB Find Gig Economy Workers Contractors Under Federal Law
As we previously reported, the California Supreme Court's landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court adopted a new worker-friendly standard.
United States
18 Jun 2019
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For April 2019
On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, holding that an arbitration agreement that is ambiguous as to whether it authorizes class-wide arbitration ...
United States
29 May 2019
Global Directions: Mobility Trends In Mid-March 2019
Japan has one of the most rapidly aging societies in the world, with people age 65 and older accounting for more than one-quarter of the population.
28 Mar 2019
Rise In Worksite Immigration Enforcement Actions Magnifies Need For Employers To Focus On Preparedness And Compliance
The Trump administration has made immigration enforcement an important priority of the federal government.
United States
12 Feb 2019
US Employment Litigation Round-Up
Although the federal government shutdown has dominated the headlines after the calendar flipped to 2019 ...
United States
7 Feb 2019
Theresa May's October 1 Announcement Heightens Concerns About EU Nationals' Travel And Work Authorization After Brexit
Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement on October 1, 2018 that Britain will not continue to give EU nationals preferential immigration treatment after Brexit heralded the future...
9 Oct 2018
Stored Communications Act: Practical Considerations
The Stored Communications Act (SCA), 18 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq., governs the disclosure of electronic communications stored with technology providers.
United States
13 Jul 2018
USCIS Changes Policies on Unlawful Presence Calculation and Worksite Location Requirements for Foreign Students
Last week, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took another step in the overall DHS effort to reduce the rate of overstays with a focus on the student and exchange visitor populations.
United States
16 May 2018
Supreme Court Will Review NLRB's Anti-Arbitration D.R. Horton Rule
Until recently, the D.R. Horton rule had been rejected by every appellate court to consider it—the Second Circuit, Fifth Circuit, and Eighth Circuit as well as the California and Nevada Supreme Courts.
United States
19 Jan 2017
Supreme Court Docket Report - January 13, 2017
Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the following cases of interest to the business community: Clean Water Act—Judicial Review; Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act—Notice Requirement; National Labor Relations Act—Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses; Fair Debt Collection Practices Act—Debt Collectors; Statutes of Repose—Availiability of American Pipe Tolling; Personal Jurisdiction—Constitutional Limits of General Jurisdiction
United States
13 Jan 2017
Federal Court Repudiates the Most Significant Provisions of the New DOL Rules
On October 24, 2016, a federal district court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction in a case called Associated Builders & Contractors, et al. v. Rung, in which it halted implementation of the most controversial aspects of the newly-minted "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" FAR rule ..
United States
28 Oct 2016
Supreme Court Decision Alert - June 20, 2016
Today, the Supreme Court issued two decisions, described below, of interest to the business community: Administrative Law—Chevron Deference; Patent Act—Inter Partes Review
United States
20 Jun 2016
Supreme Court Decision Alert - May 23, 2016
Today, the Supreme Court issued one decision, described below, of interest to the business community: Title VII—Limitations Period for Constructive Discharge Claims
United States
23 May 2016
DOL Sets Salary Levels For Overtime Requirements
The DOL had not updated the duties or salary tests for many of those exemptions in decades.
United States
19 May 2016
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For April 2016
On April 21, 2016, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed into law an ordinance that will require employers with 20 or more workers to provide at least six weeks of fully paid leave to parents...
United States
5 May 2016
Employment & Benefits - New Global Publications
Mayer Brown's Employment & Benefits group is pleased to announce two recent additions to its series of global publications...
20 Apr 2016
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For March 2016
It remains to be seen whether the NLRB will further define the contours of a permissible workplace email policy after Purple Communications.
United States
10 Apr 2016
A Review of Key Cases and New Laws Affecting Employers (US Employment Litigation Round-Up for January 2016)
In recent years, the NLRB has invalidated numerous employer policies restricting use of email and social media, and the dissemination of confidential information.
United States
27 Jan 2016
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