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First Circuit affirms that hospital employees in Massachusetts are exempt from overtime pay

USA - June 11 2012 Recently, the First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in Cavallaro v. UMass Memorial Healthcare, Inc. (2012) that a putative class of hospital employees was not permitted to pursue state law claims for overtime pay because hospitals in Massachusetts are exempt from paying their employees overtime under the Minimum Fair Wage Law, Mass. Gen. Laws c. 151, 1, et seq. (“Minimum Wage Law”)....

Illinois Supreme Court clarifies the standard of review for employers seeking to enforce restrictive covenants

USA - December 8 2011 Recently, the Illinois Supreme Court rejected several previous appellate court decisions and clarified the standard of review that must be applied to determine the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment agreements....

Elizabeth Ann Peters.

New ADAAA regulations significantly expand disability protections and burdens on employers

USA - June 1 2011 On May 24, 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's final regulations and interpretative guidance for the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 ("ADAAA") became effective....

Kristy S. Morgan.

Supreme Court ruling deals a blow to consumer class actions

USA - April 29 2011 Thanks to the Supreme Court's ruling in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, businesses now have a mechanism to insulate themselves from costly class actions....

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in largest sex discrimination case in US history

USA - March 30 2011 Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world (with 3,400 stores globally), has been accused of sex discrimination in its promotion and compensation policies by a group of female employees....

Barbara A. Lee.