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Louisiana enacts workplace protections for employees disabled due to pregnancy and limits the use of criminal Background Checks in hiring

USA - September 15 2021 Louisiana employers should be aware of two new laws which went into effect on August 1, 2021. The first, Act 393, provides for reasonable…

Eric D. Novak, Margaret Swetman.

Louisiana Expands Scope of Non-Competes Law to Include Partners, Shareholders and LLC Members

USA - September 3 2020 Louisiana’s amended non-competition statute (La. R.S. 23:921), which meaningfully expands the application of employment-related non-compete…

John P Barry, Daryl Leon, Eric D. Novak.

5th Circuit: Arbitration Available for Employee’s Collective Action Claims

USA - May 6 2020 On April 16, 2020, the Fifth Circuit held that an employee is entitled to arbitrate his federal labor law claims as a collective action on behalf of…

James W. Barnett.

Eleventh Circuit Implements Supreme Court’s Young v. UPS Test in Assessing Indirect Evidence of Intentional Pregnancy Discrimination

USA - May 4 2020 On a matter of first impression, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit, in Durham v. Rural/Metro Corp., applied the test for indirect evidence of intentional…

Rachel Therese Gulotta.

U.S. Fifth Circuit Clarifies Position: Later-Verified Charge Can Relate Back To Filing Date

USA - April 14 2020 On April 3, 2020, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit in EEOC v. Vantage Energy Services, Inc., No. 19-20541, clarified its interpretation…

Rachel Therese Gulotta, Eric D. Novak.