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Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Class-Wide Arbitrations Absent Express Authorization in Arbitration Agreement

USA - May 2 2019 On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in Lamps, et al. V. Varela, No 17-988 (April 24, 2019), holding class-wide arbitration…

Abby E. Chermely.

DOL Proposes Increase to FLSA Exemption Threshold

USA - March 11 2019 On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a rule that would significantly change the pay standards for overtime exemptions under…

Zachary J. Weber.

Supreme Court Upholds Class and Collective Action Waivers

USA - May 22 2018 In a much anticipated opinion, the Supreme Court on Monday held that class action waivers in arbitration agreements are enforceable. In a 5-4 decision…

J. Corey Asay.

Dynamex Operations v. Superior Court: Reclassification of Independent Contractors

USA - May 2 2018 On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court rejected a delivery company’s challenge to a trial court’s decision to certify a class of delivery…

Kyle R. Maland.

Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Releases Three Opinion Letters

USA - April 17 2018 On April 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage Hour Division released three opinion letters regarding the legality of certain…

Kelsey L. Haught.