David Barmak

David Barmak

Mintz Levin

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D.C. the Latest Jurisdiction to Ban the Box

The District of Columbia is on the verge of joining the 13 other states (and numerous cities and counties throughout the country) that have enacted “Ban the Box” laws prohibiting or limiting an employer from asking job...more

9/17/2014 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Employee Rights Job Applicants

Maryland Court of Appeals: Contrary to Federal Court Rulings, Maryland Employees Are Eligible to Recover Treble Damages from...

More bad news for employers: Maryland’s Court of Appeals (its highest court) has now put to rest any question about an employee’s right to recover treble damages in connection with an unpaid overtime claim....more

8/22/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Over-Time Treble Damages Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour Wages

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision another Victory For Employers Seeking to Avoid Class Actions

Just last week Mintz Levin presented a webinar on how employers can use arbitration agreements as a tool to avoid exposure to wage and hour and other class actions. The thesis of the webinar was that recent Supreme Court and...more

11/13/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act SCOTUS Stolt-Nielsen

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Takes Rare Step of Vacating Arbitrator’s Award, Saving Employer $400,000

A divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit took the unusual step of reversing an arbitrator’s award in favor of an ex-employee, finding that the arbitrator’s award was in “manifest disregard”...more

11/1/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Awards Employer Liability Issues Vacated

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