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Arbitration in Employment Sea Change?: Ninth Circuit Holds Mandatory Class Action Waivers Unlawful

USA - August 30 2016 Can employers still require employees to sign arbitration agreements with class action waivers as a condition of employment? Last week, the Ninth…

Timothy B. Del Castillo, Megan M. Lawson

It Isn’t An April Fool’s Joke - New Amendments to California’s Laws Against Discrimination Become Effective April 1

USA - March 9 2016 The adage that “there is no rest for the weary” is perhaps an all too familiar one for California employers. Although employers might have already…

Kimpo Ngoi, David B. Smith

Please pass the settlement: Second Circuit widens split over stipulated FLSA dismissals

USA - December 7 2015 A recently filed petition for certiorari asks the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify the procedural requirements for ending private causes of action under…

Clay Flaherty, Kathryn G. Mantoan

U.S. Supreme Court adopts a narrow definition of a supervisor in harassment claims

USA - June 27 2013 Resolving a split among the circuits, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a "supervisor" for Title VII harassment liability is limited to those who have…

Melissa C. Hammock, Jill L. Rosenberg

U.S. Supreme Court rejects the mixed-motive analysis in retaliation claims

USA - June 27 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court held on Monday that a plaintiff alleging retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII") must prove…

Melissa C. Hammock, Jill L. Rosenberg