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The Horton ruling: non-union private employers violate the NLRA if mandatory arbitration agreements with employees bar class or collective actions
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2012

Flexing its regulatory muscle, on January 3, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board in D.R. Horton, Inc. ruled that mandatory arbitration agreements that require employees to waive the right to file a class or collective action in any forum violated the National Labor Relations Act

Supreme Court holds SOX whistleblower provisions apply to public company's private contractors and subcontractors
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2014

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court held, in a 6-3 decision - its first regarding a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) whistleblower case - that SOX's

Sixth Circuit remands to new judge in ADA firefighter appeal
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

Anthony Rorrer, a firefighter for the City of Stow, Ohio, was allegedly terminated because of a non-work-related accident that left Rorrer totally

Top 5 legal trends for hospitality employers
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2014

There is much to be learned from 2013. Below are five legal topics that made headlines last year, and should provide valuable guidance for managing

Verizon rings in the new year without a certified class: plaintiffs need more than a common policy to win class certification
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2012

A California federal district court judge has refused to certify a putative class of Verizon FiOS technicians who claimed they were misclassified as exempt from California’s overtime requirements

Interns get protection: New York becomes latest City to extend anti-discrimination law
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2014

Working conditions of interns have been the focus of a series of unpaid wage actions in New York City and elsewhere. In one noteworthy case that

Huge asbestos verdict vacated after judge recusal
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

A Mississippi state court late last month vacated the huge $322 million jury verdict in an asbestos case against Union Carbide Corp

Washington (state) district court dismisses putative ADA class action
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2014

As we’ve commented before, disability claims are particularly poor fodder for class actions. Unlike other protected traits, there are often threshold

There is such a thing as over-sharing: former employee forfeits portion of settlement payment after daughter discloses settlement on Facebook
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 5 2014

It seems like every day there is a new case highlighting novel and evolving issues employers confront when people disclose information via social

Partying in the store
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2014

The cost of bad behavior in the workplace can be significant and assorted. Bad behavior damages morale, results in a loss to a company's profits