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Are Employees Owed Pay for Going Through Security? SCOTUS Will Decide

The U.S. Supreme Court granted cert on March 3, 2014 in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Jesse Busk to resolve a federal circuit split on whether time employees spend in security screenings is compensable under the FLSA....more

3/18/2014 - FLSA SCOTUS Security Staffing Agencies Wage and Hour

Strippers and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Lessons for All Employers

Late last month, in the Southern District of Florida, adult entertainers at several Rick’s Cabaret locations filed a lawsuit alleging that they were improperly categorized (and thus improperly compensated) as independent...more

1/22/2014 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues FLSA Independent Contractors Misclassification

Arbitration Wars: The California Supreme Court Strikes Back In Sonic II

On October 17, 2013, the California Supreme Court revisited the enforceability of arbitration agreements in California. The Court released its decision Sonic-Calabasas Inc. v. Moreno (Sonic II). In that 5 – 2 ruling, the...more

10/29/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Federal Arbitration Act Preemption SCOTUS

Court Strikes Down Proposed Class of Female Wal-Mart Employees – Again!

After suffering defeat in the United States Supreme Court, Plaintiffs in Dukes et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. returned to court in California in an attempt to certify a newly defined and smaller class of 150,000 current and...more

8/13/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Discrimination Disparate Impact Dukes v Wal-Mart Gender Discrimination Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Job Promotions SCOTUS Title VII Wal-Mart

Bark and Bite: Best Practices for Your Company’s Off-the-Clock Policy

Most employers maintain a written timekeeping policy stating that non-exempt employees should accurately record their time worked. Yet many employers are still facing class action lawsuits alleging off-the-clock claims. Below...more

5/29/2013 - Class Action Off-The-Clock Timekeeping Wage and Hour Wages

Supreme Court Eliminates Jurisdictional Escape Hatch To The Class Action Fairness Act

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles confirms that a plaintiff cannot avoid federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) by stipulating that the class will seek less...more

3/27/2013 - Amount in Controversy CAFA Class Action Class Certification Damages Jurisdiction SCOTUS

Second Circuit Holds No Substantive Right To Bring A Pattern-Or-Practice Title VII Claim

Reversing a denial of a motion to compel arbitration in Parisi et al. v. Goldman, Sachs & Co. et al., the Second Circuit held that a plaintiff does not have a substantive right to bring a pattern and practice claim under...more

3/27/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Discrimination Gender Discrimination Goldman Sachs Pattern or Practice Title VII

Seventh Circuit Holds That FLSA and Rule 23 Certification Standards Are the Same and Affirms Denial of Certification Based on Lack...

A recent opinion by the Seventh Circuit holds that the standard for certifying a collective action under the FLSA is the same as the standard applied to a class action under Rule 23....more

2/13/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Decertify FLSA Opt-In Over-Time Rule 23 Trial Plan

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