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U.S. Supreme Court Bars Trucking Company from Enforcing Mandatory Arbitration Agreement with Independent Contractor

USA - January 16 2019 On January 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court, in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340, 2019 WL 189342 (January 15, 2019), held unanimously that a...

Christine Hawes, Thomas P. Gies.

Newly Passed Congressional Sexual Harassment Bill Aims to Set a "Positive Example" for Nation

USA - January 4 2019 On December 13, 2018, Congress passed S. 3749, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 by providing new...

Ellen Moran Dwyer, Amanda DiSanto, Ira M. Saxe.

Three Important Supreme Court Decisions for Employers from 2018

USA - December 31 2018 On April 2, 2018, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision by Justice Thomas, held that service advisors at an automobile dealership were exempt from the...

Katie Erno, Ira M. Saxe.

Is a Federal Shutdown Your Next Holiday Surprise?

USA - December 18 2018 A partial shutdown of the federal government may begin at midnight Friday, December 21, as political tensions remain high and the House of...

Rebecca L. Springer, Robert A. Burton, Nicole Owren-Wiest, J. Chris Haile, Peter Eyre, Stephen J. McBrady.

New Jersey Joins the Wave of Jurisdictions Enacting Paid Sick Leave Laws

USA - November 2 2018 Following a growing trend in states and localities, New Jersey has become the eleventh state (not including the District of Columbia) to implement a...

Ira M. Saxe.