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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspective: Supreme Court Holds That Agreements To Class Arbitration Must Be Explicit
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court slammed the door shut on class arbitration unless specifically authorized by the parties.
United States
10 May 2019
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Settles Debate Over The Class Certification Standard For State Law Wage And Hour Class Actions
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") settled a long-standing debate amongst opposing parties in wage-hour class actions regarding the standard for class certification.
United States
7 May 2019
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Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: UK Supreme Court Gives Morrisons Permission To Appeal Data Breach Class Action
On October 22, 2018, the UK Court of Appeal upheld the High Court's decision that VM Morrison Supermarkets PLC ("Morrisons") was vicariously liable for a data breach caused by a disgruntled former
UK
6 May 2019
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: Supreme Court Overturns 9th Circuit, Holds That Equitable Tolling Does Not Apply To Rule 23(f) Appeals
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f) governs petitions for interlocutory appeals of orders that grant or deny class certification and requires that a petition for permission to appeal must be filed
United States
17 Apr 2019
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives Blog: California Appellate Court Says PAGA Claims Can't Be Compelled To Arbitration Without The State's Consent
In a recent case, Correia v. NB Baker Electric, Inc., the California Court of Appeal held that employers cannot require employees to arbitrate their representative claims under the California Private Attorney General Act of 2004.
United States
29 Mar 2019
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives Blog: Proposed Legislation Could Change The Landscape For Equal Pay Class Actions
Recently-introduced federal legislation could have a significant impact on equal pay class actions.
United States
8 Mar 2019
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspective: Federal Court "Tips" The Scale In Favor Of Restaurant Workers By Reviving 80/20 Rule
We recently highlighted DOL opinion letter 2018-27, which rescinded the 80/20 rule and was a welcome change for employers in the restaurant industry.
United States
7 Mar 2019
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: No-Poaching Agreements May Not Be Entirely Out Of The Question
Two years after jointly issuing its 2016 Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals with the FTC, the DOJ is now taking active steps to clarify its stance on no-poaching agreements.
United States
6 Mar 2019
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives Blog: State Law Information + Unclear Wording = FCRA Violations
If your background check forms include too much information about rights under state law, or even grammatical errors, you might be in trouble according to the Ninth Circuit.
United States
21 Feb 2019
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Hunton Immigration Law Blog: Another Fake University – U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement Stings Again
This is not the first time that a fake university created by ICE has come to public attention.
United States
7 Feb 2019
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: District Courts Are Divided On Whether Bristol-Myers Extends To The Federal Class Action Context
As detailed in our previous article on this issue, in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco Cty., 137 S. Ct. 1773 (June 17, 2017),
United States
6 Feb 2019
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Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: Illinois Supreme Court Says Biometric-Data Protection Law Does Not Require Allegation Of Actual Injury
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that an allegation of "actual injury or adverse effect" is not required to establish standing to sue under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14 ("BIPA").
United States
30 Jan 2019
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: SCOTUS Rejects Employer's Attempt To Compel Arbitration Of Independent Contractor's Class Claim
In a rare win for plaintiffs seeking to avoid arbitration, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a trucking company's attempt to compel arbitration in a driver's proposed minimum wage class action.
United States
23 Jan 2019
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Hunton Retail Law Resource: Ninth Circuit Spoils Putative Class Action Suit Alleging Consumer Confusion Over Almond Milk
The plaintiff contended that almond milk resembles and is a substitute for dairy milk.
United States
18 Jan 2019
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Supreme Court Enforces Yet Another Arbitration Agreement
The Supreme Court once again has shown its strong preference for enforcing the terms of arbitration agreements as written by the parties.
United States
15 Jan 2019
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspective: Epic Changes To Epic Systems: House Democrats Seek To Prohibit Class Waivers In Arbitration Agreements
Before the lame duck period of the 115th Congress, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and a group of 58 Democrat co-sponsors, introduced the Restoring Justice for Workers Act (H.R. 7109),
United States
27 Dec 2018
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: Failing To Properly Conduct Background Checks Continues To Be A Million-Dollar Mistake
Employers failing to strictly comply with FCRA requirements in conducting background checks continue to face expensive consequences
United States
14 Dec 2018
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: DOL "Tips" The Scale In Favor Of Restaurant Employers By Ending 20% Tip Credit Rule
The Department of Labor ("DOL") recently published an Opinion Letter (FLSA-2018-27) reissuing its January 16, 2009 guidance (Opinion Letter FLSA-2009-23) and reversing its Obama-era position on the 20% tip credit rule.
United States
11 Dec 2018
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Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania Ruling On Common Law Duty To Protect Electronic Employee Data
On November 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a putative class action filed against UPMC (d/b/a The University of Pittsburg Medical Center) should not have been dismissed.
United States
3 Dec 2018
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: California Federal Court First To Require Class Action Settlement Data To Be Made Public
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is a popular venue for class action lawsuits
United States
13 Nov 2018
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