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California Supreme Court Holds “No Universal Rule” Exists When Deciding Who Should Determine Availability of Classwide Arbitration

USA - August 19 2016 On July 28, 2016, the California Supreme Court added to the ever-changing body of case law regarding classwide arbitration when it held that “no…

Andrea Milano, Emily Taylor

Despite Veteran-Friendly Construction, Liability Under USERRA’s Anti-Discrimination Provisions Still Requires Adverse Employment Action

USA - June 1 2016 The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”), 38 U.S.C. §§ 4301-4335, prohibits discrimination against employees…

Allison Riechert Giese

Pennsylvania Plaintiffs Launch Successful Attack on Pittsburg’s Local Paid Sick Leave

USA - February 17 2016 The proliferation of paid sick leave (PSL) laws has been well-documented in the last few years. California’s PSL statute has received particular…

Julia C. Riechert, Clay Flaherty

Managing PAGA Claims: A Recent Decision Points the Way to Defeat Representative Actions

USA - December 21 2015 A recent federal court decision illustrates how defendants may be able to defeat PAGA claims in California. Brown v. American Airlines, Inc., No. CV…

Lindsey Connor Hulse, Leo Moniz

Bark and bite: best practices for your company’s off-the-clock policy

USA - May 29 2013 Most employers maintain a written timekeeping policy stating that non-exempt employees should accurately record their time worked. Yet many employers…

Sara E. Dionne, Julia C. Riechert