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EEOC Continues Attacks Against Employers Accused of Requiring Employee to Waive Rights to Bring Discrimination Charges

Last year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission garnered significant criticism from employers when it sued CVS over its standard releases used in conjunction with reductions in force and similar employee terminations....more

Recording Calls? Five Things You Can Do to Avoid the Litigation Frenzy

Restaurant chain Applebee’s has joined other businesses such as, Hilton, Capitol One, and Bass Pro Shops as defendants in purported class action lawsuits alleging that they illegally recorded calls to or from...more

How to Draft Enforceable Class Action and Other Employer-Friendly Waivers

Porreca v. The Rose Group was a class action lawsuit brought by Carly Porreca and Charles Walton, alleging that their employer, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. After Porreca...more

Court to Applebee's Servers, Bartenders and Hosts: Washing Dishes and Taking Out the Trash May Be All in a Day's Work

On May 13, 2013, in a decision favorable to the restaurant industry and companies that employ tipped workers, a district court in Indiana carved out a tip credit claim from a proposed wage and hour collective action brought...more

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