Gary McLaughlin

Gary McLaughlin

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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2nd Circuit Vacates Plaintiffs’ Partial Summary Judgment and Class Certification in Intern Cases

Last week, in two closely watched cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit vacated a 2013 district court decision that: (i) found individuals working on the film Black Swan to be improperly classified as...more

7/8/2015

Proposed DOL Rule Seeks to Require the Provision of Overtime Pay to Millions of Additional Employees

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed rule that would amend the executive, administrative and professional exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The exemptions exclude workers in such...more

7/2/2015 - Compliance DOL FLSA Minimum Salary NPRM Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Effectively Managing Workforce Contraction in Turbulent Times

The dramatic drop in the price of oil is forcing many energy-related companies to reevaluate their operations and consider steps to trim their costs. With predictions that low oil prices will extend well into 2016, such...more

1/16/2015 - Best Management Practices Employer Liability Issues Energy Sector Hiring & Firing Involuntary Reduction in Force

California to Mandate Paid Sick Leave

On September 10, California Governor Jerry Brown signed bill A.B. 1522—officially known as the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014—requiring California employers to provide employees with at least three paid sick...more

9/15/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues New Legislation Paid Leave Sick Leave

California Supreme Court Upholds Class Waivers In Employee Arbitration Agreements, But Not Waivers Of Representative Claims Under...

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court, in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC (Case No. S204032), upheld a class action waiver in an arbitration agreement between an employee and his employer. The Supreme Court...more

6/25/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Gentry Iskanian SCOTUS

Increasing Scrutiny of Employee Pay Cards

The use of pay cards (i.e. prepaid payroll debit cards) to pay employee wages has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks. One current controversy over pay cards stems from a class action lawsuit filed against a...more

7/30/2013 - Class Action JPMorgan Chase McDonalds Payroll Cards Wages

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