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Fifth Circuit Rejects Two-Step FLSA Certification Process

USA - February 2 2021 For over 30 years, most district courts throughout the country have used a two-step conditional certification process to govern certification of…

Christopher M. Pardo, Matthew I. Bobb.

Fifth Circuit Holds that Private FLSA Settlement With Union Bars Future FLSA Claims

USA - October 27 2020 For decades, most federal courts have held the view that private settlements of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims are unenforceable unless they…

Katherine P. Sandberg.

Ninth Circuit Says Reasonable Possibility of Punitive Damages Will Suffice for Amount-in-Controversy Under CAFA

USA - July 29 2020 The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has joined several sister circuits in holding that courts should consider the amount of “possible” and not…

Veronica A. Torrejón.

Arbitration Pact Rulings Show Signature Snags For Employers

USA - June 30 2020 There is little debate that the legal landscape has tilted in favor of enforcing arbitration agreements in the employment context…

Tyler S. Laughinghouse.

Virginia Enacts Sweeping Employee Protection Laws

USA - June 22 2020 After a landmark 2019 election in which Democrats took control of the House of Delegates, Senate, and Governor's office for the first time in 26…

Alyson Brown, Kurt G. Larkin, Ryan M. Bates, Sharon S. Goodwyn.