Daniel J. McCoy

Daniel J. McCoy

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Iskanian Ruling Rendering PAGA Waivers Illegal

In Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail North America, Inc., the Ninth Circuit affirmed the California Supreme Court’s Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC decision (originally summarized in our June 2012 issue), which held...more

10/29/2015 - Civil Monetary Penalty Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian v CLS Transportation Labor Code Labor Law Violations PAGA Pre-Dispute Arbitration Preemption Waivers

California Legislature Acts to Outlaw Pre-Employment Mandatory Agreements to Arbitrate Labor Code Claims

In late August, the California Senate and Assembly passed AB 465, which, if signed by Governor Jerry Brown, will make pre-employment mandatory agreements to arbitrate Labor Code violations against California public policy...more

9/25/2015 - AFL-CIO Arbitration Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Governor Brown Labor Code Mandatory Arbitration Clauses New Legislation Pre-Employment Agreements Preemption

Recent Cases Provide Helpful Reminders Regarding Best Practices (and Pitfalls) with Employment Arbitration Clauses

Scrutiny of mandatory, pre-employment arbitration agreements continues before California state and federal courts. Several recent decisions provide helpful reminders for employers drafting, reviewing or enforcing arbitration...more

3/30/2015 - Arbitration Class Action Arbitration Waivers Contract Drafting Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

Fenwick Employment Brief - November 2014

Jury to Decide Adequacy of FMLA Recertification Notice Delivered by Email - A recent case allowing an employee to take claims under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to trial underscores the importance...more

12/1/2014 - Class Action Arbitration Waivers D.R. Horton v NLRB EEOC Employer Liability Issues Facebook FMLA NLRA Notice Requirements Unpaid Interns

Fenwick Employment Brief - August 2014

Partial-Day Leave Deductions Lawful for Exempt Employees - A California court of appeal recently confirmed that employers may require exempt employees to use accrued leave for partial-day absences, even if shorter than...more

8/15/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers DOL EEOC Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Exempt-Employees NLRA NLRB PAGA Paid Leave Retaliation

Fenwick Employment Brief - December 2013

Finding the National Labor Relations Board failed to give appropriate weight to the Federal Arbitration Act, the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a Board decision invalidating an arbitration agreement that...more

12/16/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Arbitration Waivers Class Certification D.R. Horton Federal Arbitration Act NLRA NLRB

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 2013: Waiver of Class Action Remedy Enforced Even Though Anticipated Costs of Individual...

In American Express Company v. Italian Colors Restaurant, a non-employment case, the Supreme Court enforced a class action waiver in an American Express (“AMEX”) arbitration agreement despite a restaurant’s objection that the...more

7/25/2013 - American Express American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Arbitration Waivers SCOTUS

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 2013

In a favorable decision for employers, the U.S. Supreme Court in Vance v. Ball State University ruled that employers are strictly liable for harassment by a supervisor where the supervisor is empowered to take tangible...more

7/22/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Affordable Care Act Class Action Arbitration Waivers Delays DOMA EEOC FEHA Harassment Proposition 8 Retaliation Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII US v Windsor Vance v. Ball State University Vicarious Liability

Fenwick Employment Brief - December 2012

In This Issue: - FEATURE ARTICLES Supreme Court Emphasizes Supremacy Of Federal Arbitration Act and Honest Belief Inadequate Defense In CFRA Interference Claim. - NEWS BITES Class Action...more

12/19/2012 - California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Discrimination Federal Arbitration Act Honest Belief Defense NLRB Social Media Social Media Policy Supervisors Title VII

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