Joel Griswold

Joel Griswold

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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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