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New York District Court Holds That Title VII Protects Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2017

Following the Supreme Court decision that same sex marriages are legal, there has been a movement to further expand rights and protections against


"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


What’s The Status of Browning-Ferris and the NLRB?
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2017

In August 2015, the NLRB rewrote the book on joint employment, declaring in the Browning-Ferris case that the right to exercise minimal control, even


No sale -- sales commissions violate anti-kickback statute; prevent enforcement of nonsolicitation
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2013

A durable medical equipment (DME) distributor, Joint Technology, Inc., entered into an agreement to pay a salesman commissions ranging from 18 to 22


EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch: when religion and fashion collide
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2015

On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision, ruled in favor of a 17-year-old practicing Muslim, Samantha Elauf, who applied for a job


California Supreme Court Clarifies “Day of Rest” Requirements
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2017

California’s employment laws have consistently caused headaches for employers because even minor technical violations of these laws can fuel class


Lewis v. Epic Systems Opinion - Seventh Circuit Swimming Against the Tide on Mandatory Individual Arbitration
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2016

In a sweeping May 26 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit shook up the arbitral landscape and created a remarkable circuit


Statistics in Wage and Hour Class Actions: Has Anything Really Changed?
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

Statistics are kind of a Holy Grail of class action litigation. Everyone seems to know that they exist, but their understanding is shadowy and the


California appellate court orders arbitration and rules that claims may not proceed on behalf of a class plaintiff in Macy's OT action gets what she bargained for
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2013

A recent decision from a California Court of Appeals reflects a growing, if at times reluctant, acceptance by California courts of employment


Dukes supports application of Daubert standards to expert witnesses at the class certification stage
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2011

The United States Supreme Court's recent decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes has rightly drawn attention from commentators on a host of class action issues ranging from the standards for commonality to limitations on classes seeking back pay awards