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Manufacturers and Retailers Beware: New Warranty Class Actions

USA - August 18 2022 During a span of less than two months, a group of Arkansas lawyers filed 22 class action suits in Lonoke County Circuit Court in Lonoke County…

Diane Flannery, Travis C. Gunn, Justin D. Howard, Martha J. Swicegood Stwodah, R. Trent Taylor

U.S. Supreme Court: Individual PAGA Claim Must Cruise Into Arbitration

USA - June 15 2022 In a significant ruling for California employers, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 15, 2022, held in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, No. 20-1573…

Sabrina A. Beldner, Jonathan Y. Ellis, Matthew A. Fitzgerald, Travis C. Gunn, Andrew W. Russell

California Supreme Court: Meal and Rest Premium Payments Are “Wages”

USA - May 27 2022 On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court held that premium pay for missed meal and rest breaks pursuant to Cal. Labor Code Section 226.7 are…

Sabrina A. Beldner, Natalie M. Lagunas, Sarah Y. Oh, Andrew W. Russell

Virginia Revokes COVID-19 Safety Regulations

USA - March 23 2022 On March 21, 2022, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board rescinded the commonwealth’s COVID-19 workplace safety regulations, the first…

John E. Thomas Jr., Daniel C. Masakayan, Dana Rust, Frederick H. Schutt, Micah B. Schwartz

Signed Into Law: Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act

USA - March 14 2022 On March 4, President Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. The new law invalidates…

Elena D. Marcuss, Sabrina A. Beldner, Laura J. Cooley, John E. Thomas Jr., Michael R. Phillips, Adam T. Simons