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It’s Easy to See: 2020 a Clear Win for Employers in the Fifth Circuit

USA - July 26 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: In 2020 Communications, Inc. v. Crawford, the Fifth Circuit joined eight other circuits in holding that the availability of class...

Fifth Circuit Says Regular Attendance at Work is an Essential Function of Most Jobs

USA - July 11 2017 In a recent win for employers, the Fifth Circuit clarified that opened-ended or unlimited requests to work from home are unreasonable under the...

John P. Phillips.

Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma Chameleon: Liability Comes and Goes with Oxford Comma

USA - March 21 2017 And when lists go onas a Maine dairy company recently learned the hard way in O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairythat little comma between the last item and...

John P. Phillips.

Ostensible Agency, Hold the Class Certification: Would You Like Franchise With That?

USA - January 12 2017 It’s a common business model in the fast-food industry: a massive restaurant company provides the menu, the marketingincluding catchy slogans and a...

Fifth Circuit Rejects Off-the-Clock Bid: That’s Not Fair(child)

USA - April 8 2016 From December 2011 to September 2012, Ambrea Fairchild was living the new All American dream: hired by All American Check Cashing, Inc. as an hourly...