Perspectives on Labor & Employment
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Twenty-five Arent Fox LLP practices have been recognized in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings that are published annually by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
Governor Newsom signed AB 51, codified as Labor Code section 432.6, which prohibits California employers from requiring an employee to sign an arbitration agreement “as a condition of employment, continued employment, or the receipt of any employment-related benefit.”
The Massachusetts Superior Court’s recent decision in Burke v. The General Hospital Corp. et. al., provides critical insight into the limitations of the attorney-client privilege as it applies to investigation reports, and guidance on how to make sure such reports can be protected from discovery.
Domino’s Delivers a Warning Regarding Website and App Accessibility Requirements Under the Americans With Disabilities Act
On October 7, 2019, United States Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a decision by the Ninth Circuit presenting a question of significant importance to business owners engaged in ecommerce.
Buyer Beware: Health Plans Need to Exercise Caution in Retaining Third-Party Administrators and Medical Claim Reviewers
A federal court in Nebraska recently rejected a health plan’s fiduciary breach claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 against third-party service providers, holding that the service providers were not ERISA fiduciaries and did not breach fiduciary duties under ERISA.
In the underlying case, OSHA issued citations to Wynnewood Refining Co., LLC related to a steam boiler powered by natural gas at the company’s oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
In a much anticipated decision, Judge Allison Burroughs of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts held this week that Harvard College’s admission’s policy, which considers race among many factors, is lawful.
In a case that should grab the attention of franchisors across the country, a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that McDonald’s Corporation is not the joint employer of the employees of a California Bay Area franchisee.
The rise in gig economy workers in recent years has led to a steep increase in workers classified as independent contractors.
On September 24, 2019, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new final rule raising the salary threshold employee compensation must meet in order to qualify for exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Upending recent precedent, the National Labor Relations Board, yesterday, proposed a rule that, if adopted, will exempt from the NLRB’s jurisdiction undergraduate and graduate students who perform services in connection with their college and graduate school studies.
In a 3-1 representation case, the National Labor Relations Board recently continued its roll-back on Obama-era precedents, invalidating a 180-member “micro-unit” of Boeing mechanics.
In resolving a growing split among California courts, the California Supreme Court in ZB, N.A. v. Superior Court faced the issue of whether actions for unpaid wages under Labor Code section 558 brought under the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) could be compelled to arbitration.
Continuing its trend of pro-employer rulings, the NLRB ruled that instead of a “clear and unmistakable waiver” standard, a “contract coverage” standard should apply when considering whether an employer’s unilateral action is permitted by a collective bargaining agreement.
A divided panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) ruled that the stand-alone misclassification of a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee does not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Act). Velox Express, Inc., Case 15-CA-184006.
In a split decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) ruled last week that a property owner that is not in any underlying labor dispute, does not have to grant access to off-duty employees of an onsite contractor to exercise their Section 7 rights, including leafletting.
The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a 113-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as the first of a planned series of revisions to its representation procedures under Section 9 of the National Labor Relations Act.
In its groundbreaking decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 US ___, 138 S. Ct. 1612 (2018), the Supreme Court held that the National Labor Relations Act permits employer/employee agreements that contain class- and collective-action waivers and mandate arbitration for employment disputes.
WASHINGTON — Fifty Arent Fox LLP attorneys have been rated as leaders in their profession by The Best Lawyers in America 2020.
A Sweeping Overhaul: An Employer’s Guide to the Latest Expansion of New York State’s Discrimination Laws
After enacting progressive sexual harassment laws just last year, New York State (NYS) lawmakers have once again strengthened employee protections in the workplace.
On July 24, 2019, Chicago passed the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, which will dramatically change how many Chicago employers schedule work.
On May 28, 2019, the Maryland Governor permitted (without signature) the Noncompete and Conflict of Interest Clauses Act (the Act) to become law.
The esports industry has been rapidly growing since its inception in the 1990’s. Viewership numbers for esports championship games exceed that of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals, the MLB World Series, and the NBA Finals.