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Ninth Circuit Grants En Banc Review of Decision to Throw Out $210 Million Nationwide Class Action Settlement

USA - July 30 2018 On July 27, 2018, the Ninth Circuit granted en banc review of a three-judge panel’s controversial decision to vacate the trial court’s certification…

Nathaniel J. Bilhartz, Michael P. Daly, E. Paul Cauley Jr

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Launches a State-Level Epic Systems Backlash

USA - June 15 2018 On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis, in which it held that arbitration…

Mark J. Foley

Reliance on Salary History No Defense to Pay Disparity Under Equal Pay Act

USA - April 11 2018 Just in time for Equal Pay Day (April 10), in its en banc opinion in Rizo v. Yovino, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, the Ninth Circuit held…

Kate S. Gold

A New York Federal Court Takes A Novel Approach To Discretionary Employment Decisions In Partially Certifying A Financial Industry Gender Discrimination Class Action

USA - April 6 2018 On March 30, 2018, Judge Analisa Torres of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York partially certified a class in Chen-Oster v…

Cheryl D. Orr

The Office of Management and Budget Hits the Brakes on the Revised EEO-1

USA - September 1 2017 Last year, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) unveiled its proposed revisions to the Employer Information Report EEO-1 (EEO-1)…

Lynne Anne Anderson, Kate S. Gold