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Justices to Consider Arbitration Agreements With Class Waivers - The End of the Beginning?
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2017

Apologies to Winston Churchill, but the conflict over the enforcement of arbitration agreements with class waivers has become an ongoing legal and


"A to Z" of What California Employers Need to Know for 2017
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2017

With the New Year come new laws that affect California employers. The following is the “A to Z” of changes in the law that may affect your business


Probationary Periods: A Window Worth Closing
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2017

Probationary periods are a tool long used to test the viability of job candidates. They can provide a window into an employee’s suitability and


New Year, New Minimum Wage (Orders) in New York
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2017

As most employers are likely aware, effective Dec. 31, 2016, new minimum wages went into effect in New York. The rates vary for employers, depending


Los Angeles Joins Ban the Box Movement
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 27 2016

Los Angeles has become the latest city to ban private employers from asking job applicants about their criminal histories before offering a job. With


Third Circuit Rejects Procedural Runarounds to Appeal Decertification of FLSA Collective Action
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 27 2016

We’ve written many times in this blog about the two-step procedure used by many courts in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases in collective actions


Sixth Circuit District Courts Dismiss Retiree Benefits Claims
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2016

Less than two years ago, the United States Supreme Court overruled 32 years of Sixth Circuit authority that had the practical effect of shackling


OSHA Announces Rule Clarifying Workplace Injury Reporting That Imposes ‘Continuing Obligation' on Employers to Maintain Injury Records for Five Years
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2016

On Dec. 16, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the latest major record-keeping rule change that the agency had set


The Ins and Outs of the SEC Enforcement Program and Its Arsenal against Hedge Funds
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2016

On November 17, 2016, the Hedge Fund Industry Practice team hosted an event at the New York Yacht Club titled “The Ins and Outs of the SEC


Federal OSHA solicits comments on a standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2016

On Dec. 7, 2016, the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) published a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit information on