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U.S. Supreme Court to Review California Representative Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

USA - December 17 2021 The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires enforcement of a bilateral arbitration agreement…

Mia Farber, Scott P. Jang

Federal Arbitration Act Partial Bar on California’s Ban on Mandatory Arbitration Contracts, Court Holds

USA - September 16 2021 The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) only partially preempts California’s bar on mandatory arbitration agreements in employment, the U.S. Court of…

Mia Farber, Scott P. Jang, Joel P. Kelly, Cary G. Palmer

Additional Information Released on ‘Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping’ Order; ‘Hotline’ Established

USA - September 30 2020 Following the “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” Executive Order (EO), which requires the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)…

Edward M. Cherof, F. Christopher Chrisbens, Laura A. Mitchell, Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman, Michael D. Thomas

Connecticut Requires Implicit Bias Training for Police

USA - August 3 2020 Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed a bill that requires the police to undergo “implicit bias training” effective immediately. The Connecticut…

Kristen M. Baylis, Tanya A. Bovée, Katessa M. Charles, Russell Jarem

How State Workshare Programs Can Help Employers Reduce Costs, Avoid Layoffs, Furloughs

USA - April 15 2020 Employers are struggling to balance competing priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include, for example, reducing costs, maintaining…

Tanya A. Bovée, Stephanie E. Lewis, Patrick O. Peters, Andrew C. Pickett, John J. Porta, Marla N. Presley, Hadley M. Simonett, Keerthi Sugumaran, Brendan Sweeney, Benjamin A. Tulis