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Class Action Waiver Update: Ogletree Deakins Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Businesses and Employers
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 16 2017

On June 16, 2017, Ogletree Deakins filed an amicus brief in the class action waiver cases that are currently before the Supreme Court of the United


Hiring Best Practices: 5 DOs and DON’Ts When a Job Applicant Announces a Pregnancy
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 9 2017

Want a road map for how not to react to a successful job applicant who announces her pregnancy immediately after receiving an offer letter? Look at


Louisiana Court Rejects Landman’s Whistleblower Claim Based on Finding That He Was an Independent Contractor
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 9 2017

A recent Louisiana Court of Appeal decision held that an oil and gas landman did not have a claim under the Louisiana environmental whistleblower


First Circuit Applies FAA Transportation Worker Exception to Independent Contractors
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 7 2017

The First Circuit Court of Appeals, in a case of first impression, recently issued an important ruling that will have a major impact on transportation


First Circuit Refuses to Recognize a Section 1981 Private Right of Action for Damages Against State Actors
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 7 2017

In a recent decision, Buntin v. City of Boston, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held that there is no implied private right of action for damages


Sixth Circuit Adopts NLRB’s D.R. Horton Rule and Deepens Circuit Split on Class Action Waivers
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 6 2017

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appealsapparently unable to wait a few months for the Supreme Court of the United States to rule on the issue


States May Not “Hale” an Out-of-State Railroad: No Personal Jurisdiction, Supreme Court Rules
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • May 30 2017

On May 30, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States held that section 56 of the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) does not address personal


The FLSA and Your CBA: 3rd Circuit Finds Claims Were Not Subject to Dispute Resolution Provisions
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • May 26 2017

In Jones v. SCO Silver Care Operations LLC, No. 16-1101 (May 18, 2017), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals addressed whether several certified nursing


Public Employers Beware: SCOTUS Refuses to Review City Employee Overtime Appeal
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • May 18 2017

On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected the City of San Gabriel, California's attempt to overturn the Ninth Circuit Court of


Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code Does Not Incorporate ADA’s Prohibition on Release of Confidential Health Information
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • May 16 2017

Texas courts interpreting Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code generally attempt to interpret it consistently with federal anti-discrimination laws and