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  • Ninth Circuit Re-affirms Fair Credit Reporting Act’s Strict Disclosure Standards

    A disclosure form that included other, state-mandated disclosure information violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) standalone document requirement, the Ninth Circuit held. Gilberg v. Cal. Check Cashing Stores, LLC, No. 17-16263 (9th Cir. Jan. 29, 2019). In doing so, the Ninth Circuit relied on Syed v. M-I, LLC, 853 F.3d 492 (9th Cir. 2017),...… Continue Reading
    February 15, 2019
  • Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Lamps Plus Case

    On October 29, 2018, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela.  At issue in Lamps Plus is what standard should be applied in determining whether parties have agreed to submit claims to class arbitration.  The arbitration agreement between Lamps Plus and one of its employees did not...… Continue Reading
    November 6, 2018
  • Illinois Next to Prohibit Salary History Inquiries?

    The Illinois state legislature passed House Bill (HB) 2462 which would prevent employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history and lower the burden on employees claiming equal pay violations. The Bill now awaits Governor Bruce Rauner’s signature. HB 2462, which seeks to amend the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, prohibits employers from:...… Continue Reading
    August 21, 2017
  • How Does the Supreme Court’s Remand of the Transgender Discrimination Case Impact Wage-and-Hour Class Actions?

    On March 6, 2017, the Supreme Court, in a one-sentence summary disposition, remanded the case of Gloucester County Sch. Bd. v. G.G. to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit “for further consideration in light of the guidance document issued by the Department of Education and Department of Justice on February 22, 2017.”  … Continue Reading
    March 14, 2017