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SCOTUS Throws a Haymaker at “Class Arbitration”: a Waiver of Class Arbitration in an Employment-Related Agreement Is Indeed Enforceable
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 21 2018

The majority of a divided (5-4) SCOTUS recently held that a waiver of “class arbitration” in agreed terms of employment is indeed enforceable. In


Class and Collective Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Do Not Violate the NLRA, Supreme Court Rules
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • May 21 2018

In a closely watched - and closely decided - ruling, today the Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of class and collective action waivers in


New Limits on Whistleblower Protection: SCOTUS Makes SEC Reporting a Mandatory Requirement
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2018

Resolving a Circuit split, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held last week that an employee must report a securities violation to the


Supreme Court Narrows Whistleblower Protections Under Dodd-Frank
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2018

The Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower protections cannot be expanded beyond the statute’s explicit language, notwithstanding Securities and Exchange


The Fourth Circuit Refuses to Enforce Arbitration Clause and Class Action Waiver in Employment Contracts
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2018

As we have previously written, several Supreme Court decisions have upheld, in various contexts, arbitration agreements that waive the right to assert


Second Circuit Finds “Related To” Bankruptcy Jurisdiction in a Madoff Matter
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2018

The Second Circuit recently issued an important decision on a “related to” jurisdiction case arising out of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. SPV Osus


DOL Sides with Circuit Courts, Adopts New Intern Test
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2018

On January 5, 2018 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would replace its six-factor test to determine whether interns are employees


It’s Cut and Dry: Ninth Circuit Adopts “Primary Beneficiary” Analysis, Concludes Cosmetology and Hair Design Students Were Interns, Not Employees
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • December 21 2017

Former students at a cosmetology and hair design school with locations in California and Nevada were interns and not employees entitled to wages under


Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal for Failure to Meet Demanding FCA Pleading Requirements
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2017

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed dismissal of an FCA complaint that failed to meet the FCA’s stringent pleading requirements. See


District Court Case Highlights Advantages of ERISA Severance Plans
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • November 21 2017

Specialists have long touted certain significant advantages to employers that come along with maintaining ERISA severance plans, and a recent