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U.S. Supreme Court: Title VII Protects Gay and Transgender Employees

USA - June 16 2020 On June 15, 2020, by a vote of 6-3, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates…

Sabrina A. Beldner, Cameron G. Kynes, Elizabeth P. Redpath, Dana Rust

Hyper-Technical Interpretation: 9th Circuit Increases FCRA Reach

USA - February 1 2019 On Jan. 29, 2019, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a strikingly broad decision, raised the bar for employers’ compliance with the Fair Credit…

Joel S. Allen, Sabrina A. Beldner, Bryan A. Fratkin, Peter E. Kane, Christopher M. Michalik, Heidi E. Siegmund

Two Courts of Appeals Reject Arbitration Agreements Post-Epic

USA - June 18 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court’s May 21, 2018, decision in Epic Systems, Inc. v. Lewis handed a major victory to employers in holding that arbitration…

Michael R. Phillips, Peyton N. Smith

Supreme Court Scratches “Triple Bank Shot” Attempt to Invalidate Class/Collective Action Waivers

USA - May 22 2018 In a 5-4 opinion in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis and two companion cases, the U.S. Supreme Court on May 21, 2018, held that class and collective action…

Sabrina A. Beldner, Michael D. Mandel

California Supreme Court Adopts “ABC Test” to Evaluate Independent Contractor Status

USA - May 2 2018 On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited opinion in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, clarifying the…

Sabrina A. Beldner, Michael D. Mandel