Pat Gillette

Pat Gillette

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Class Action Lawsuits: In Vogue? High Fashion Gets Hit with Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuits over Unpaid Internship Programs

Sportswear-inspired designs, bold prints, and gingham aren’t the only things trending for Spring 2015 in the fashion world. Judging from a recent wave of lawsuits, wage and hour class actions are trending as well. Over the...more

2/19/2015 - Burberry Calvin Klein Class Action Employer Liability Issues Fashion Industry FLSA Gucci Kenneth Cole Oscar de la Renta Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

Shake It Off: Employer Misclassification of Exotic Dancers under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Recently, there’s been a wave of Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) rulings adverse to employers in the adult entertainment industry. Early this year, a Southern District of New York judge approved an $8 million settlement for...more

12/3/2014 - Adult Entertainment Class Action Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Entertainment Industry FLSA Independent Contractors Misclassification

“Ambush Election Rules” or Big Win for Labor Unions? Either Way, Changes May Be in Store for the Union Organizing Process

With a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) issued earlier this month, the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial proposed regulations on union elections are once again making headlines. A near reincarnation of a...more

2/20/2014 - Ambush Election Rules NLRB Union Elections Unions

Making up for Lost Time: Ninth Circuit Says Defendants May Remove to Federal Court After Traditional CAFA Removal Deadlines Have...

Imagine for a second that you’re watching your favorite sports team: They’re losing, time is winding down, and you’re left watching the other team run down the clock....more

8/7/2013 - CAFA Deadlines Filing Deadlines Removal

Required Extension of Statutory Pregnancy Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation

In a case of first impression, the Second Appellate District in California, recently took an expansive view of pregnancy leave rights for employees. Under California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (“PDLL”), employees...more

2/27/2013 - ADA CFRA Disability FEHA Pregnancy Pregnancy Disability Leave Law Reasonable Accommodation

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