Jeremy B. Merkelson

Jeremy B. Merkelson

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Employment Law Commentary - Volume 26, Issue 12 December 2014: Bowling Alone: Obama’s Labor And Employment Regulatory Agenda In...

Recently, President Obama sat down for an interview with Stephen Colbert in which he was asked about his 2008 campaign mantra that presidents tended to grab too much power. “Then you became president, and you seemed to hold a...more

1/6/2015 - Ambush Election Rules Barack Obama CJEU Discrimination DOL FLSA Immigration Reform Minimum Wage NLRB OPT Regulatory Agenda STEM Unions Wage and Hour

FINRA Board of Governors Invalidates Class Action Waivers in Customer Account Agreements

In an April 24th ruling that will have widespread impact among financial institutions, the FINRA Board of Governors held that a broker-dealer violated FINRA rules by including a mandatory class action waiver in its customer...more

4/30/2014 - Broker-Dealer Charles Schwab Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act FINRA

The CFTC Charges Civil Perjury, Even After the Witness Comes Clean

According to a recent case, a witness in a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) investigation could be similarly condemned to oblivion – or at least enforcement action and a hefty fine – for giving false testimony,...more

9/24/2013 - CFTC False Statements Lying Perjury Witness

Employment Law Commentary -- Volume 24, No. 12 -- December 2012

Full Speed Ahead: Employment and Labor Initiatives During the President’s Second Term - The purpose of this Commentary (and next month’s) is to provide a forward-looking view of the regulatory and enforcement priorities...more

12/20/2012 - Affirmative Action EEOC FLSA OSHA Wage and Hour Whistleblower Protection Policies

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