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Web Exclusive - September 2019: The Top 11 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 an unprecedented number ...
United States
10 Oct 2019
California Supreme Court Will Have The Final Word On Exceptions To Activity-Based Pay Systems
Over a decade has passed since an appellate court in California ruled that employers could not average pay for productive activity to include unpaid non-productive activity
United States
9 Oct 2019
Gig Companies Lose Round 2 In New Prime Battle As Courts Debate Whether Workers Are Exempt From Arbitration
A federal appeals court decided last week that ride-share drivers engaging in interstate commerce while performing work for Uber should not be subject to the company's arbitration agreement
United States
2 Oct 2019
California Supreme Court Provides Valuable Blueprint For Your Arbitration Agreement Strategy
The California Supreme Court recently handed down an intriguing decision which casts doubt on – and in some cases even condemns
United States
26 Sep 2019
Could A Mistake By Your Company Nurse Lead To Civil Liability In North Carolina?
Employers have long operated under the premise that the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act provides the exclusive remedy for workers injured on the job
United States
19 Sep 2019
What Public Employers Need To Know A Year After Supreme Court's Janus Decision
Until just last year, it was common for public sector collective bargaining agreements to require employees who elected not to belong to a union.
United States
3 Sep 2019
Latest Legal Developments For Washington Employers, 2019 Edition
As predicted, Washington's legislature has been busy over the past few months passing new laws that directly impact how employers conduct business
United States
16 Aug 2019
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down EEOC's Criminal Background Guidance In Texas
Here are three things all employers should know about yesterday's ruling.
United States
9 Aug 2019
Federal Judge Strikes Down NY's Sexual Harassment Arbitration Ban
An agreement to arbitrate sexual harassment claims is enforceable, according to a recent decision handed down by a federal judge in the Southern District of New York...
United States
7 Aug 2019
SCOTUS 2018-2019 Year In Review: "It Means What It Says. . . ."
Perhaps the most shocking aspect of employment-related cases from the 2018-2019 Supreme Court term that just wrapped up was the number of unanimous decisions – seven of the eight rulings – were agreed upon by all of the Justices.
United States
7 Aug 2019
Web Exclusive - Still In Limbo – An Update On The Arbitration Ban For Nursing Home Residents
Pre-dispute arbitration agreements are commonly found in customer contracts and employment contracts, including in many nursing home agreements
United States
6 Aug 2019
California Attorney Breaks Down The Future Application Of Arbitration
In his bylined article for The Recorder titled "Is Arbitration Past Its Prime?," San Francisco Associate Anthony E. Guzman discusses the recent trend among employers to move away from arbitration.
United States
30 Jul 2019
Time To Revisit Arbitration Agreements: Employers Dealt A Blow By Unanimous Labor Board
Employers may be surprised to learn that the Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board just issued a unanimous decision invalidating an employer's mandatory arbitration agreement that could be reasonably interpreted...
United States
4 Jul 2019
Supreme Court Refuses To Extend State Wage-Hour Law To Offshore Drilling
By a unanimous 9-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today declined to extend California's wage-and-hour laws to employees working on offshore drilling platforms subject to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
United States
18 Jun 2019
Navigating Kentucky's Trend Toward Class Actions Under The State's Wages And Hours Act
Potential exposure for employers under the Kentucky Wages and Hours Act is tenfold higher than under the federal wage and hour law, the Fair Labor Standards Act.
United States
6 Jun 2019
Trio Of Firm Attorneys Examine Supreme Court's Upcoming LGBT Discrimination Cases
In their bylined article for The Recorder titled "How Does the US Supreme Court's LGBT Bombshell Resonate in California?," Portland Partner Richard R. Meneghello ...
United States
3 Jun 2019
Supreme Court Dims The Light On Class Arbitration
By a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled today that the Federal Arbitration Act does not allow a court to compel class arbitration when the agreement does not clearly provide for it.
United States
24 May 2019
Non-Lawyers Can No Longer Represent Kentucky Employers At Unemployment Proceedings
The Kentucky Court of Appeals just held that non-lawyers may no longer represent employers in unemployment proceedings, ruling that such a practice is unconstitutional.
United States
20 May 2019
The Trend To Toss Arbitration: Is The Practice Past Its Prime?
Is arbitration even worth it anymore? In the recent past, most employers would have said "yes" without a second thought.
United States
14 May 2019
Round One Of Critical New Prime Battle Goes To Gig Businesses
Great news for gig economy businesses from an Illinois federal court: a judge recently ruled that Grubhub's delivery drivers were not operating in "interstate commerce,"
United States
1 May 2019
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