James Paul

James Paul

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Another One Bites The Dust: Missouri Court Refuses to Enforce Arbitration Agreement Due to Unilateral and Retroactive Modification...

Arbitration agreements have been a roller coaster for Missouri employers. Recently, in State ex rel. Hewitt v. Kerr, the Missouri Supreme Court enforced such an agreement, sending an employee’s discrimination lawsuit to...more

7/24/2015 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Contract Terms Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Enforceability

Missouri Supreme Court “Calls an Audible,” Upholds Arbitration Agreement

In recent years, Missouri courts have seemed reluctant to enforce arbitration agreements entered into between employers and employees. But in a recent decision, the Missouri Supreme Court reversed that trend and compelled...more

6/13/2015 - Age Discrimination Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Arbitrator Selection Disputes Arbitrators Binding Arbitration Consideration Contract Renewal Dispute Resolution Employment Contract Enforceability Hiring & Firing Labor Disputes Mandatory Arbitration Clauses NFL Non-Signatories Unconscionable Contracts

Missouri Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1, 2015

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced an increase to Missouri’s minimum wage, effective January 1, 2015. Missouri’s minimum wage has now increased to $7.65 per hour. This 15-cent increase over...more

1/2/2015 - Consumer Price Index Employer Mandates Minimum Wage New Legislation

What Do Undocumented Workers, Al Capone, and the Jerusalem Cafe Have in Common?

The answer is “nothing really,” but the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals successfully searched Al Capone’s vault to unearth the comparison in its recent opinion in Lucas v. Jerusalem Cafe, LLC....more

8/5/2013 - Employee Rights FLSA Full-Time Employees Minimum Wage NLRA NLRB Undocumented Immigrants Wages

Work for Free and Maybe Meet a Celebrity? Probably Not a Lawful Internship!

Unfortunately, it may be too late for some employers that have already begun their summer internship programs, but for-profit, private sector employers should be aware that they face a steep barrier when trying to establish...more

6/14/2013 - DOL FLSA Fox Searchlight Pictures Minimum Wage Movies Over-Time Unpaid Interns Wages

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