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Hall Benefits Law | USA | 8 Apr 2019

Are Class-Action Waivers the Future of ERISA Plans?

Thanks to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, employers can now be confident that arbitration agreements and class action waivers are enforceable


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 20 Mar 2019

New Jersey bans NDAs and certain waivers of rights in agreements with employees

On March 18, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed new legislation (S121) that significantly impacts the scope of certain employment agreements


Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP | USA | 20 Nov 2018

Arbitration Not Waived in Lawsuit Pending for Two Years

Defendants in a lawsuit didn’t waive their right to arbitrate even after moving to dismiss and answering a complaint, a court held last week


Hausfeld LLP | USA | 16 Aug 2018

When does stealth contracting for arbitration become too sneaky?

Over the past twenty years, the United States Supreme Court has construed the Federal Arbitration Act to permit arbitration of such previously


Burns & Levinson LLP | USA | 30 Jul 2018

The Supreme Court Rules That Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable

As I noted in a prior post, the differences between arbitration and litigation go well beyond the fact that arbitration generally is a quicker and


Mintz | USA | 21 Jun 2018

SCOTUS Throws a Haymaker at “Class Arbitration”: a Waiver of Class Arbitration in an Employment-Related Agreement Is Indeed Enforceable

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


Pillsbury | USA | 6 Jun 2018

Supreme Court Rescues the Collective Action Waiver in Employee Arbitration Agreements: Epic Systems v. Lewis resolves a circuit split

In Epic Systems v. Lewis, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the enforceability of pre-dispute arbitration agreements that require employees to bring


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 4 Jun 2018

Maryland Says 'MeToo' with New Employer Requirements Related to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In preparation for the effective date of October 1, 2018, Maryland employers should review existing employment agreements and contracts to ensure that


Jackson Lewis PC | USA | 29 May 2018

Class Action Waivers Remain Inapplicable to PAGA Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration


Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 25 May 2018

Supreme Court Approves Employers’ Use of Class-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

In a highly anticipated opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 21, 2018, that employers may require employees to enter into arbitration

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