Joel Griswold

Joel Griswold

BakerHostetler

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[Event] Employment Class Actions: Strategies for Target Defendants - July 23, Chicago, IL

BakerHostetler’s Employment Class Actions team is pleased to invite you to a seminar that will focus on recent developments in class action and collective action litigation involving workplace issues. Join us on Thursday,...more

6/19/2015 - Arbitration Class Action Comcast v. Behrend Continuing Legal Education Corporate Counsel Dukes v Wal-Mart Employer Liability Issues Events Litigation Strategies Wage and Hour Webinars

Alice in Cook County, Illinois: A View Through the Looking Glass at a Ridiculous Wage-Theft Ordinance

Starting May 1, 2015, employers in Cook County will be subject to a new “Wage-Theft Ordinance” that could lead to employers incurring massive property tax liabilities, business license revocation, and debarment from county...more

2/23/2015 - Employer Liability Issues FLSA Minimum Wage Penalties Wage and Hour Wage Theft Prevention Act Wages WARN Act

DOL Proposes Rule Requiring Federal Contractors and Subcontractors to Submit Equal Pay Reports

On April 8, 2014, President Obama issued a Memorandum, “Advancing Pay Equality Through Compensation Data Collection,” in which he instructed the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to propose a rule within 120 days to collect...more

8/8/2014 - Barack Obama Data Collection DOL Equal Pay Federal Contractors OFCCP Reporting Requirements Rulemaking Process Subcontractors

Third Circuit: Availability of Classwide Arbitration is an Issue for the Courts – Not Arbitrators – Unless the Parties Agreed...

Wednesday, the Third Circuit held that the determination of whether an agreement allows classwide arbitration is a question of arbitrability for the courts “unless the parties unmistakably provide otherwise.” Opalinski v....more

8/4/2014 - Arbitration Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Contract Drafting Exempt-Employees FLSA Misclassification Robert Half

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Petition that Proceeding as a Collective Action Under the FLSA is a Non-Waivable Substantive...

In the last week, we have seen several significant decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, however, the Court made a noteworthy “non-decision” by declining a petition for certiorari that raised the question of...more

7/3/2014 - Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers FLSA SCOTUS Waivers

Restoring Overtime Pay for Working Americans Act: Senate Democrats Join President Obama’s War On FLSA Exemptions

Yesterday, Senate Democrats introduced a bill cited as the “Restoring Overtime Pay for Working Americans Act” (“the Act”), which would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to make it more difficult for employers to...more

6/20/2014 - Barack Obama Classification DOL Employer Liability Issues FLSA Misclassification Non-Exempt Employees Over-Time Proposed Legislation Recordkeeping Requirements

New York State Assembly Passes Three-Year Fracking Moratorium – Senate Vote Unlikely

On Monday, the New York State Assembly voted 89-34 in favor of a three-year statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. But with the legislative session ending in just a few days, the Senate appears unlikely to take up the...more

6/20/2014 - Energy Exploration Fracking Fracking Bans Legislative Agendas Natural Gas

President Obama Directs the DOL to Attack FLSA Exemptions

Everybody is talking about it – President Obama’s announcement at the end of last week that existing overtime regulations be “modernized” and “streamlined” – but what exactly does this mean? The answer is, only time will...more

3/18/2014 - DOL Exempt-Employees Exemptions FLSA Non-Exempt Employees Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

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