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Supreme Court Hears Argument on Validity of Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court held a one-hour oral argument in three consolidated cases concerning the enforceability of arbitration agreements requiring employees to waive their right to bring or participate in a class or collective actions. Click here for a summary of yesterday’s argument.… Continue Reading
October 3, 2017

ALERT: Senate confirms Acosta as Secretary of Labor

Today the U.S. Senate approved Alexander Acosta as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor by a vote of 60-38.  Click here to read more background information on Acosta.  Acosta’s nomination was previously approved by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee by a 12-11 party line vote in March. Chief among the issues awaiting Acosta is … Continue Reading
April 27, 2017

R. Alexander Acosta Picked to Head Department of Labor

Click this link to read more: http://www.laborandcollectivebargaining.com/2017/02/articles/dol/r-alexa... Continue Reading
February 16, 2017

District Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Blocking DOL Final Rule

Click here for the Jackson Lewis article discussing the decision and issues arising from it.… Continue Reading
November 23, 2016

District Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Blocking DOL Final Rule

Click here for the Jackson Lewis article discussing the decision and issues arising from it.… Continue Reading
November 23, 2016

Are My California Pay Stubs Compliant?

See Jaclyn Floryan’s recent post Are My California Pay Stubs Compliant? available on the Jackson Lewis California Workplace Law Blog.… Continue Reading
July 20, 2016

New PAGA Amendments – What Employers Doing Business in California Need to Know

See Kyle Worrell’s recent post New PAGA Amendments – What Employers Doing Business in California Need to Know available on the Jackson Lewis California Workplace Law Blog.… Continue Reading
July 19, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision In ‘Pick-Off’ Case

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez.  Here is the decision.  The Court decided (6-3) that an unaccepted offer of judgment does not moot a case, resolving the circuit split, and answering the question left unanswered in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk (more on Genesis and the lead-up to … Continue Reading
January 20, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument on Viability of ‘No-Injury’ Class Actions under Fair Credit Reporting Act and Other Statutes

Below is a link to Jackson Lewis Shareholder James McKenna’s web article on the November 2nd oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins. The case is important for employers in light of the increasing number of class actions they face: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/publication/us-supreme-court-hears-argument-... Continue Reading
November 10, 2015

DC Circuit Upholds DOL’s End to Companionship Exemption for Third-Party Agencies

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today ruled that the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to  reverse its prior position and extend the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime protections to employees of third-party agencies who provide companionship services and live-in care within a home was a reasonable interpretation of the law.  The … Continue Reading
August 21, 2015