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Revisiting the Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in Consumer Financial Contracts

USA - July 18 2017 On July 19, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published the final Arbitration Agreements Rule (the rule) that would impact the...

Melonia A. Bennett, Keesha N. Warmsby.


Alice in Cook County, Illinois: a view through the looking glass at a ridiculous Wage-Theft Ordinance

USA - February 22 2015 Starting May 1, 2015, employers in Cook County will be subject to a new “Wage-Theft Ordinance” that could lead to employers incurring massive property...

John C. McIlwee.


DOL proposes rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to submit equal pay reports

USA - August 7 2014 On April 8, 2014, President Obama issued a Memorandum, “Advancing Pay Equality Through Compensation Data Collection,” in which he instructed the U.S...


Third Circuit: availability of classwide arbitration is an issue for the courts not arbitrators unless the parties agreed otherwise

USA - August 1 2014 Wednesday, the Third Circuit held that the determination of whether an agreement allows classwide arbitration is a question of arbitrability for the...


U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear petition that proceeding as a collective action under the FLSA is a non-waivable substantive right

USA - July 2 2014 In the last week, we have seen several significant decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, however, the Court made a noteworthy...