Carrie Francis

Carrie Francis

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Arizona State Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Requirements Survive Legal Challenge

Arizona's top court rejected a challenge by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and other business groups to overturn Proposition 206, which implemented a higher minimum wage and paid sick time accrual requirements. ...more

3/21/2017 - AZ Supreme Court Minimum Wage Sick Leave Wage and Hour

Arizona's New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time Law

11/29/2016 On November 8, 2016, the voters in Arizona passed the Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time Off Initiative, also known as Proposition 206. The paid sick time component of the law will go into effect July 1, 2017, while...more

11/29/2016 - FLSA Minimum Wage New Legislation Paid Leave PTO Sick Leave Wage and Hour

SCOTUS to Decide if Sovereign Immunity of an Indian Tribe Bars Individual Damages Actions

The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Lewis v. Clarke. The Supreme Court will resolve a Circuit split about whether the sovereign immunity of an Indian Tribe bars individual-damages actions against tribal...more

10/7/2016 - Car Accident Casinos CT Supreme Court Damages Motion to Dismiss Native American Issues Petition for Writ of Certiorari SCOTUS Sovereign Immunity

Ninth Circuit Finds That Requiring Employees to Sign Class Action Waivers Violates the NLRA

In a recent opinion, Morris v. Ernst & Young, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals followed the Seventh Circuit and held that employers violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when they require employees to sign an...more

9/15/2016 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Ernst & Young Federal Arbitration Act Mandatory Arbitration Clauses NLRA NLRB Opt-Outs

Ninth Circuit Finds That Removal of Action to Federal Court Does Not Waive Tribe's Sovereign Immunity

In a precedential opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently chose to follow the lead of the Eleventh Circuit, holding that tribes do not waive sovereign immunity merely by removing a case to federal court. This...more

8/22/2016 - FMLA Motion to Dismiss Native American Issues Removal Sovereign Immunity Waivers

Emerging Trends Newsletter - Q2

We are thrilled to bring you the 2nd installment of Stinson Leonard Street's Emerging Trends newsletter. Recent Delaware Supreme Court Opinion Limits General Personal Jurisdiction for Foreign Corporation - Recent...more

7/20/2016 - Arbitration B Corporation Banks CFPB Class Action Cybersecurity DE Supreme Court Fantasy Sports FFIEC Financial Sector FinTech FLSA Foreign Corporations Form S-1 Injury-in-Fact IRS Malware Minimum Wage Online Gaming Over-Time Personal Jurisdiction Phishing Scams SCOTUS SEC Spokeo v Robins Sports Gambling Tipped Employees Vacation Leave Wage and Hour

Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act Seeks to Exempt Native American Tribes from ACA

The Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act (H.R. 3080) could have a big impact on tribes if it becomes law. The legislation, which was passed by the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee June 15, seeks to exempt Native...more

6/23/2016 - Affordable Care Act Employer Mandates Exemptions Health Insurance Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Legislative Committees Native American Issues Proposed Legislation Sovereign Immunity Tribal Governments

EEOC Addresses Interplay Between Pregnancy Discrimination Act and ADAA: The First Detailed Update to Pregnancy Bias Guidance Since...

On July 14, 2014, the EEOC issued Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination, as well as a set of Questions and Answers and a Fact Sheet related to that Guidance. This is the EEOC's first detailed update to its...more

7/28/2014 - ADAAA Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Guidance Pregnancy Discrimination SCOTUS Young v United Parcel Service

Executive Briefing - May 2014

In This Issue: - ADA Reasonable Accommodation Requests: Avoid Rigid Policies and Consider Technology - IRS Issues Guidance on Qualified Plan Amendments Regarding Same Sex Spouses - OSHA to Refer Untimely...more

6/13/2014 - ADA Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Disability Employee Benefits Employee Rights IRS Marriage NLRA NLRB OSHA Qualified Health Plans Reasonable Accommodation Same-Sex Marriage

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