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California district court rejects yet another class settlement

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2014

In yet another decision rejecting a settlement of an employment class action, the Northern District of California refused to approve a settlement of

DOL refills states’ war chests for independent contractor misclassification crackdown

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $10.2 million in grants to 19 states for continued independent contractor misclassification detection and

Agencies beware: Supreme Court leans toward air marshal whistleblower in oral argument

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 13 2014

On November 4, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dep’t of Homeland Security v. MacLean, bringing closer to an end the lengthy dispute

New California law imposes joint liability on businesses and contract vendors for wage violations and workers’ compensation coverage

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 10 2014

For companies using independent contractors in California, 2014 has been a difficult year, with several significant court decisions threatening the

insubordination: NLRB affirms refusal to re-hire employees based upon Facebook exchange

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2014

In prior articles, we have discussed various decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) protecting employee social media

Ohio district judges puts an end to nationwide FLSA collective action brought against Lowe’s

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2014

While we have occasionally bemoaned the lenient conditional certification standard in FLSA collective actions, as the recent case of Triggs v. Lowe's

High-court showdown looming? NLRB defends D.R. Horton Section 7 decision with full-throated rebuttal in Murphy Oil

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2014

In the wake of Federal Circuit courts rejecting its position on the issue of class action waivers, the National Labor Relations Board is digging in

Publix to pay $6.8 million settlement over noncompliant background check forms

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2014

If your company's background check disclosure form includes a release of liability, take it out. Less than a year after a federal district court in

Alert! Raising the stakes: NLRB expands remedies for labor law violations

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2014

The price of poker just went up for employers facing unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB, or Board). On

The California divide: federal courts refuse to follow state Supreme Court’s Iskanian decision

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2014

One of the last barriers to full enforcement of arbitration agreements with class action waivers sustained another blow last week. A California