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

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • 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

Apparel designs and the “metaphysics” of copyright protection

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

Metaphysics is usually thought to be the province of philosophers or theologians. A recent decision by a U.S. District Court in Tennessee, Varsity

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

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

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

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

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

North Dakota reminds negotiators: be careful what you say

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

Do you think that what you say when negotiating a mineral lease does not matter once the agreement is inked and contains boilerplate language

Court takes cue from Comcast v. Behrend, certifies class as to liability but not damages

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2014

In what appears to be an increasingly common practice since the Supreme Court decided Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S.Ct. 1426 (2013), the Southern

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