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Striking Down Decades-Old Precedent, Ninth Circuit Rules That ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims May Be Arbitrated
On August 20, 2019, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in Dorman v. Charles Schwab Corp.,1 overturning its 1984 position
United States
28 Aug 2019
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Second Circuit Sends Home Care Worker's Putative Class Claims To Union Arbitration On An Individual Basis
On July 2, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed a significant victory to New York's home care industry.1 In Abdullayeva v. Attending Home Care Services, the appellate court reversed a lower...
United States
8 Jul 2019
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Ruling Raises Important Considerations For Independent Contractor Background Screening
A federal court's recent decision demonstrates the value in reviewing all documents related to the independent contractor background screening process to attempt to solidify potential
United States
27 May 2019
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies Class Action Standards For Wage And Hour Cases
It also found that uncertainty in the exact number of persons who might have a valid claim is not a reason for denying class action treatment.
United States
2 May 2019
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Employer Prevails In FCRA Class Action In California
On April 15, 2019, a California Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment for the employer in an action alleging class-wide violations of the hyper-technical provisions of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
United States
2 May 2019
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A Paramount Reversal Just Saved The New York Home Care Industry
The day most anxiously anticipated (or dreaded) by the vast home care industry in New York has arrived.
United States
8 Apr 2019
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Ontario, Canada Companies Beware: Class Action Lawsuits Alleging Worker Misclassification Are On The Rise
It appears there is a movement afoot in Ontario to change behavior around the classification of employees as independent contractors.
United States
13 Mar 2019
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Fifth Circuit Holds District Courts In FLSA Actions May Not Send Notice To Employees With Valid Arbitration Agreements That Prohibit Participation In A Collective Action
In one of the most significant Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) appellate decisions in recent years, on February 21, 2019,
United States
7 Mar 2019
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Third Circuit Reverses Class Certification Of Unpaid Overtime Claims In Off-The-Clock Lawsuit
In Reinig v. RBS Citizens, N.A.,1 a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit overturned a district court's decision certifying a class of mortgage loan officers ("MLOs") ...
United States
28 Jan 2019
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NY Federal Court Significantly Limits Scope Of Equal Pay Case
For years, employment lawyers on both sides have disagreed on what is required to obtain class treatment in a Title VII discrimination case.
United States
17 Dec 2018
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Biometric Privacy Case Before Illinois Supreme Court Could Open Litigation Floodgates
On November 20, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that has significant implications for Illinois employers, though it is not an employment-law case.
United States
22 Nov 2018
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Fourth Quarter 2018 Workplace Privacy Update
2018 has so far been a year that will long live in the memory of workplace privacy lawyers.
United States
19 Sep 2018
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Eighth Circuit Holds Individual Plaintiff Lacks Standing For Alleged Violations Of The FCRA's Authorization And Disclosure Requirement
On September 6, 2018, in Auer v. Trans Union, LLC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit joined the Seventh Circuit in holding that an individual plaintiff did not have constitutional standing to sue in federal court under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for an alleged violation of the FCRA's authorization and disclosure requirement.
United States
12 Sep 2018
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New Amendment May Soon Affect FCRA Pre-Adverse Action Notice Requirements
However, on closer scrutiny, as described below, this argument appears to be "creative" at best.
United States
12 Sep 2018
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Seventh Circuit Holds Class Action Plaintiff Had Standing For An Alleged Violation Of The FCRA's "Pre-Adverse Action" Notice Provision
On August 29, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in Robertson v. Allied Solutions, LLC ...
United States
5 Sep 2018
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Victory For NYU After First Trial In The 401(K) Fee Cases Filed Against Colleges And Universities
In the past two years, more than 16 prominent colleges and universities across the country have been targeted by class action lawsuits filed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) ...
United States
20 Aug 2018
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Supreme Court Year In Review: Union Agency Fees, Travel Restrictions And The Retirement Of Justice Kennedy
The U.S. Supreme Court closed out its most recent term, which began in October 2017, with a number of high-profile and ground-breaking decisions.
United States
26 Jul 2018
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Supreme Court Upholds Lawfulness Of Class And Collective Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements
The Supreme Court has weighed in: class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful and must be enforced under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).
United States
23 May 2018
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Employers Prevail In FCRA Class Actions
The FCRA is not a classic employment law, but regulates the procurement and use of background checks by employers.
United States
1 Mar 2018
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Recent Illinois Appellate Court Ruling Could End The Recent Flood Of Class Action Lawsuits Against Employers Under Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act
Since mid-September 2017, more than 50 employers that use "biometric timeclocks" in Illinois have been targeted with class action lawsuits alleging violations of the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act.
United States
10 Jan 2018
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