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California Considers Ban On Forced Arbitration By Employers

USA - June 13 2018 Late last year, a bipartisan coalition in the United States Senate sponsored legislation to ban the use of mandatory arbitration agreements to settle...

Jaime D. Walter, Kate S. Gold.

Relearning the ABCs: California Supreme Court Adopts New Independent Contractor Test

USA - May 10 2018 Last week, in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, 2018 WL 1999120 (Apr. 30, 2018) (Dynamex), the California Supreme Court upended the...

Mark E. Terman.

Federal Court Dramatically Reduces Attorney-Fee Award to Plaintiffs in FLSA Collective Action Against Chipotle

USA - February 6 2018 The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has dramatically cut an attorney-fee request in a wage-and-hour collective action...

Cheryl D. Orr.

California Supreme Court Ruling on Right to Statewide Discovery in PAGA Actions Is Not as Bad for Employers as It Looks

USA - July 18 2017 In a blow to the defense barand, in particular, retail employersthe California Supreme Court, in Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC)...

Jaime D. Walter.

Federal Court Permanently Enjoins DOL’s Persuader Rule

USA - November 23 2016 A federal district court in Texas has issued a permanent injunction blocking implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) controversial...

Cheryl D. Orr.