Nicole Vanderlaan Smith

Nicole Vanderlaan Smith

Latham & Watkins LLP

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4 Key Lessons from Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk

While helpful to some employers, Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk does not fundamentally change the law of compensable working time. On December 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision...more

12/18/2014 - Amazon Corporate Counsel FLSA Integrity Staffing v Busk NLRB Popular SCOTUS Security Checks Wage and Hour

California Employees may Waive Right to Arbitrate on Behalf of a Class, but not PAGA Claims

California Supreme Court rules the Federal Arbitration Act preempts State’s refusal to enforce class arbitration waivers on public policy or unconscionability grounds; holds PAGA claims unwaivable. On June 23, 2014,...more

7/1/2014 - Arbitration Class Action Arbitration Waivers CLS Transportation Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian PAGA Trucking Industry Wage and Hour

Hydraulic Fracturing Update: Legal Developments and Trends

On a March 18, 2014 webcast, a panel of senior US Latham & Watkins lawyers from our Environmental Department provided an overview of recent key developments related to hydraulic fracturing. Presented below are answers to some...more

4/8/2014 - Energy Environmental Policies Fracking Fracking Bans Oil & Gas

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