J. Ian Downes

J. Ian Downes

Dechert LLP

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Flex Frac Decision Highlights Need for Employers to Reexamine Confidentiality Policies

In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) has waged a campaign against what it considers to be “overbroad” employer confidentiality policies. In dozens of decisions, the Board and administrative law...more

4/29/2014 - Confidentiality Policies Corporate Counsel Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Flex Frac NLRB

International Employment Law Review - March 2014 - Issue 5

Welcome to the latest edition of the International Employment Law Review, presented by Dechert’s Labor and Employment Practice. In this issue, we examine the most significant employment law developments in Belgium, England...more

3/26/2014 - Collective Bargaining Employee Rights EU International Labor Laws Russia UK

Fisher Revisits "Strict Scrutiny" As Applied to Affirmative Action in College Admissions Programs

In an Opinion authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy for a 7-1 majority, the United States Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, et al., allowed public colleges and universities to retain their affirmative...more

7/2/2013 - Affirmative Action College Admissions Diversity Fisher v University of Texas SCOTUS Strict Scrutiny Standard Universities

February 2013 U.S. Labor and Employment Update

In This Issue: - Supreme Court to Address “Changing Clothes” under the FLSA - First Appellate Court Decision on FLSA’s Nursing Mother Provision - Courts Continue Trend in Favor of Class Waivers in Arbitration...more

2/22/2013 - Arbitration Agreements Breastfeeding Class Action Arbitration Waivers Discrimination Doffing Donning EEOC FLSA NLRB Passwords Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Protective Gear Race Raters Recess Appointments Social Media

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