Brandon T. Willenberg

Brandon T. Willenberg

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Is a FLSA Collective Action Waiver by Itself in a Severance Agreement Enforceable? Sixth Circuit Says “No.”

Employers have recently enjoyed some victories in the U.S. Supreme Court and in the California Supreme Court regarding the use of class/collective action waivers in employment arbitration agreements (e.g. Italian Colors and...more

8/27/2014 - American Express Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Collective Action Waivers Collective Actions Employer Liability Issues FedEx FLSA Hiring & Firing SCOTUS Severance Agreements

Having Employees Sign Non-Compete Agreements After They Have Already Started Working Could Be A Big Problem For Some Employers

A non-compete agreement is a vital tool that companies use to protect their confidential and trade secret information and their customer and employee relationships. Employers, of course, want to avoid the trouble of running...more

7/17/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Incentive Compensation Non-Compete Agreements

What Screams Summer Fun in California? How ‘Bout California’s July 2014 Minimum Wage Increase?

Beach towel – check, sunscreen – check, beach tunes playlist – check, make sure the company complies with California’s July 2014 minimum wage increase – che…wait, what?! You ask, “how is it possible that a California...more

5/9/2014 - Employer Mandates Hiring & Firing Minimum Wage Wages

NLRB: Employees' Facebook Comments Are Protected Concerted Activity

The National Labor Relations Board’s closed out an already busy year addressing social media’s impact on employee rights in non-unionized workplaces (see our prior related blog entries here, here, here, and here) with yet...more

12/21/2012 - Facebook Hiring & Firing Hispanics United of Buffalo NLRA NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Section 7 Social Media Termination

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