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Class-Wide Arbitration May Not Be Compelled in the Face of an "Ambiguous" Arbitration Agreement

USA - May 15 2019 In a case with important implications for employers, Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, the United States Supreme Court held that class-wide arbitration may...

Lowell B. Ritter.

Ninth Circuit Holds ABC Test Applies Retroactively

USA - May 15 2019 For nearly 30 years, California businesses have used the factor-based Borello test (named after S.G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Dep't of Indus...

Harrison M. Thorne.

"Labor Issues a Costly Concern During Acquisitions" in Workforce

USA - February 11 2019 When a company is considering a merger or weighing the idea of an acquisition, it is crucial to assess the impact on operations and, specifically, on...

Six Crucial Labor & Employment Areas for Buyer Due Diligence

USA - September 25 2018 If you're looking to acquire a company and you're not paying close attention to labor issues, you could be wading into risky territory. Exposure to...

Arbitration Agreements and the Supreme Court's recent decision: An Epic Change for Employers?

USA - May 31 2018 On May 21, 2018, a divided Supreme Court confirmed in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, No. 16-285, 584 U.S. ___ (2018), that class action waivers in...

Joseph K. Mulherin, Amy L. Bess, Brendan G. Dolan.