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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | USA | 30 Jan 2017

Executive Order Bans Entry of Foreign Nationals; Second EO Draft Leaked

Last Friday, President Trump signed an executive order banning the entry of foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | USA | 3 Oct 2013

Supreme Court continues trend of carving back class actions

The United States Supreme Court returned its focus to the parameters of class action litigation in three important decisions issued during its most

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | USA | 1 Aug 2012

Waivers of class and collective claims in arbitration agreements

In light of recent decisions (outside of the employment context), it seems beyond dispute that the Supreme Court has been giving clear guidance that employers entering into arbitration agreements with their employees are permitted to include class and collective arbitration waivers in their agreements.

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | USA | 2 Jul 2012

Waivers of class and collective claims in arbitration agreements: recent developments

As described in our August 2010 Employment Law Update, the United States Supreme Court held in Stolt-Nielsen v. Animalfeeds Int’l Corp., 130 S. Ct. 1758 (2010), that parties could not be compelled to submit class antitrust claims to arbitration when the arbitration clauses in their agreements were silent on the question of class arbitration; as described in our October 2011 Employment Law Update, the Supreme Court ruled in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011), that the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”) prohibits states from conditioning the enforceability of certain arbitration agreements on the availability of classwide arbitration procedures.

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | USA | 13 Oct 2011

Break out those arbitration agreements: United States Supreme Court issues another pro-arbitration decision

As described in the August 2010 Employment Law Update, the United States Supreme Court last year held in Stolt- Nielsen v. Animalfeeds Int’l Corp., 130 S. Ct. 1758 (2010), that parties could not be compelled to submit class antitrust claims to class arbitration when the arbitration clauses in their agreements were silent on the question of class arbitration.

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | USA | 18 Apr 2011

Top ten things employees should know before sending e-mails and when searching for documents

Most employees are familiar with employment situations in which the content of emails sent by an employee has caused that employee's termination andor created legal problems and public relations nightmares for the employer.

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | USA | 13 Oct 2010

Confidentiality of employee's personal emails on company computer

In 2007, in what has been viewed as the seminal New York decision on the issue, Judge Charles Edward Ramos of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, ruled in Scott v Beth Israel Medical Centre Inc(1) that an employee's use of his employer's email system to communicate with his attorney deprived those communications of any protection under attorney-client privilege.

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | USA | 11 Aug 2010

Arbitration cases: favourable developments for employers

Recent decisions rendered by the US Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the New York State Court of Appeals generally bode well for employers with respect to the enforcement of their arbitration agreements with employees.

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | USA | 5 Aug 2010

Arbitration update: favorable developments for employers

Recent decisions rendered by the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the New York State Court of Appeals generally bode well for employers with respect to the enforcement of their arbitration agreements with employees.

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | USA | 5 Aug 2010

A split of authority regarding the confidentiality of an employee’s personal e-mails on a company computer

Three years ago, in what has been viewed as the seminal New York decision in the area, Judge Charles Edward Ramos of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, ruled in Scott v. Beth Israel Medical Center Inc., 17 Misc. 3d 934 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. 2007), that an employee’s use of his employer’s e-mail system to communicate with his attorney deprived those communications of any protection under the attorney-client privilege.

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