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Court dismisses EEOC’s attack on severance agreements, but not on the merits

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

The EEOC's lawsuit against CVS, which alleged that the company's severance agreements were impermissibly restrictive, has been dismissed, but not for

Conservative Kansas joins the liberal Ninth Circuit in rejecting the independent contractor classification of delivery drivers

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

Last month we blogged about two Ninth Circuit opinions that deemed FedEx Ground drivers to be employees rather than independent contractors under

Another federal court decertifies FLSA collective action of hospital workers challenging auto-deduct policy

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

We have previously discussed that, while medical providers have become a common target of plaintiffs asserting wage and hour claims arising out of

NLRB adopts new test for independent contractor misclassification, applies it to find FedEx drivers are employees who can unionize

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

The NLRB has tossed a new vegetable into the enormous salad of independent contractor misclassification tests. As companies might expect, the new

District judge allows rail union to side step Rule 23 with pattern-or-practice claim

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2014

A federal district judge in Hammond, Indiana, has permitted a rail union to pursue injunctive remedies in a Title VII pattern-or-practice

California district court finds bankrupt named plaintiffs not adequate representatives

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2014

Anyone questioning whether the Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), has had an impact need look no

The California Court of Appeal disregards differences among cell phone plans; orders reconsideration of refusal to certify class seeking reimbursement of employee expenses

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2014

We are now seeing “bring your own device policies” in the class action context, and at least one court has glossed over differences among cell phone

The California Court of Appeal finds that an employee expense is an employee expense is an employee expense

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2014

On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, the California Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District) published a decision that could impact many employers in

Seventh Circuit rejects attorney fee award premised on administrative costs

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2014

As we've commented before, class actions frequently take on a life of their own. They involve large sums of money, frequently raise difficult

FAAAA keeps "trucking" through California meal and rest break laws

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2012

We have previously wrote about the recent success of California trucking companies defeating California meal and rest break claims by arguing that the laws are preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAAA