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Chicago, Illinois 60606-6448, United States
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800+ Attorneys

Party On! The 11th Circuit Holds Filing a Written Consent is Enough For Opt-in Plaintiffs To Achieve Party Status

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a first impression case, the Eleventh Circuit held that an “opt-in” plaintiff is only required to file a written consent to become a party-plaintiff in a collective action under the FLSA, and that the lack…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Unsuccessful Successor: Court Finds Employer May Be Liable In EEOC Lawsuit For Its Predecessor’s Conduct Under Title VII

Seyfarth Synopsis: A Maryland federal district court recently found that a successor employer could be liable in an EEOC lawsuit for its predecessor’s alleged employment discrimination…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Recent Decision Re-Enforces The Legal Framework For Sexual Harassment Claims

Seyfarth Synopsis: In recent months, sexual harassment has seized national headlines and raised significant questions about company policies, procedures, and culture…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Defend Trade Secrets Act First: Claim Tossed Based On Whistleblower Immunity

In what appears to be a first under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), a United States District Judge has thrown out claims against an alleged trade secret thief on the basis of the DTSA’s immunity for confidential…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Be Careful Of Comments On Healthcare Costs: Sixth Circuit Denies Summary Judgment On ERISA Interference And Retaliation Claims Based On Management Comments That Healthcare Costs Are Rising

Seyfarth Synopsis:   An employer, which had paid medical expenses on behalf of an employee’s dependent son, made comments about the company’s rising healthcare costs several months before firing the employee. The Sixth Circuit…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

The NLRB Bolsters Unions’ Ability to Investigate Discrimination and Pay Equity Concerns through Requests for Information

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Colorado Symphony Association, 366 NLRB No. 60 (April 13, 2018), the NLRB found that an employer had an obligation to disclose information related to individual overscale contracts because the request…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Staffing Agency Class Settlement Bars Subsequent Case Against Agency’s Client

Seyfarth Synopsis: Based on the legal principle of res judicata, a prior class action settlement that released a staffing agency and its agents barred a subsequent class action against the staffing agency’s client…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

LIBOR Discontinuance Update - What You Should Know

As you likely know by now, in July 2017 the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority announced that LIBOR will be phased out by 2021…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Chevron Deference Under Attack At State Level

Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 11, 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law HB 2238, which amended the state’s administrative procedure laws to remove “Chevron Deference,” so that for disputes involving state…more
 /  Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Labor & Employment Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Fight Club Rules: Using Restraining Orders To Prevent Workplace Violence

Seyfarth Synopsis: Workplace violence is a major concern that can take the form of intimidation, threats, and even homicide. But fret not: California employers can arm themselves with restraining orders, to prevent a modern…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Federal Court Dismisses CFAA Claims Against Former Executive, Allows CFAA and DTSA Claims Against Competitor in Pharmaceuticals Trade Secret Dispute

A recent decision from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reinforces the importance of the timing of purported misconduct in alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Following State’s Lead, New York City Council Passes “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act”

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York City Council has passed, and Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign, a package of eleven bills—together referred to as the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act—that will require most private…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XLVI: New Jersey Becomes Tenth State to Pass Paid Sick Leave Law

Last week, the New Jersey Senate joined the state Assembly in passing a bill that would impose statewide paid sick leave obligations on private employers and, notably, preempt all current and future municipal paid sick leave…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law