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New Requirements for Illinois Employers: Criminal Records, Equal Pay Certifications and Workforce Data

USA - June 14 2021 Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed into law Senate Bill 1480 (Illinois Public Act 101-0656), which took effect immediately. In three…

Andrew S. Rosenman

D.C. Circuit Holds That a Participant Who Signed a Release Could Not Assert ERISA Fiduciary Breach Claims on Behalf of Her Retirement Plan

USA - March 30 2020 When an employee separates from employment with a severance payment, the employee will frequently agree to a broad release of claims against the…

Brian D. Netter, Richard E. Nowak, Nancy G. Ross

Northern District of Califonria adopts guidance for class action settlements

USA - January 2 2019 On November 1, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California published updated procedural guidance for class action…

Debra Bogo-Ernst, Lucia Nale, Kevin S. Ranlett

December 2018 amendments to Rule 23 are now in effect

USA - December 1 2018 On December 1, 2018, the amendments to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 took effect. These amendments primarily alter rules governing federal…

Debra Bogo-Ernst, Lucia Nale, Kevin S. Ranlett

Amended Rule 26(b)(1): Early Lessons on Proportionality

USA - April 1 2016 A company has been sued in federal court in a matter in which the damages being sought are less than the likely cost of complying with the…

Ethan Hastert