Ryan Parsons

Ryan Parsons

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Donning and Doffing More Than His Robe, Judge Posner Tries an Experiment in Chambers

At the end of every episode of the People’s Court, viewers were admonished: “Don’t take the law into your own hands. You take them to court.” But what happens when you do take them to court, and the judge takes the facts into...more

3/19/2014 - Appeals Doffing Donning Richard Posner Wage and Hour

Shaking Down the Thunder from the Sky: Notre Dame’s Challenge to the Contraception Mandate

The Supreme Court will inevitably decide to what extent the Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects religiously affiliated employers from providing insurance coverage for contraceptive services, as is generally required...more

3/3/2014 - Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives Healthcare Hobby Lobby Kathleen Sebelius Notre Dame SCOTUS

Big Money Wage-and-Hour Claims: Avoiding FLSA Collective Actions

Despite an overall decrease in the number of civil cases filed in federal court in 2012, one type of case saw a big jump: Actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act rose nearly 29 percent in 2012....more

7/16/2013 - Class Action Compliance Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues FLSA Wage and Hour

CFPB Powers Could Be Invalidated Following Ruling on NLRB Recess Appointments

On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Obama’s purported “recess appointments” to the NLRB last year are constitutionally invalid....more

1/29/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB CFPB NLRB Political Appointments Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments Richard Cordray

Breaking News: Recess Appointments to NLRB Are Unconstitutional, Invalidating Board Decisions

In a high-profile and much anticipated decision, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled today that President Obama’s purported NLRB “recess appointments” in January 2012 are constitutionally invalid....more

1/25/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Political Appointments Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments

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