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March 22, 2013

The current of court decisions regarding whether employment class actions can be waived by signed individual employee arbitration agreements is beginning to come to shore. This client alert details one of the first cases to dock―a decision by the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals entitled Parisi v. Goldman Sachs. In Parisi, a former Goldman Sachs & Co. managing director brought a class action alleging a pattern and practice of sex discrimination at the company.

Client Alert
March 8, 2013

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a measure seeking to curb rampant, frivolous ADA access lawsuits in the state and expand access to businesses for those with disabilities. This client alert details highlights of the new law, which will be effective September 20, 2013.

Client Alert
October 18, 2012

As more employees choose to use smartphones for work, the landscape has once again shifted for employers. Several new mobile applications, or “apps,” for smartphones have given employees increased autonomy and abilities at work.

Client Alert
July 24, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) continues to take aggressive actions to regulate both union and non-union employers. Several recent actions by the Board are causing concern that an expanded use of federal jurisdiction by the Board will significantly impact nonunionized employers.

Client Alert
June 22, 2012

On June 18, 2012, the United States Supreme Court resolved a split between the Second and Ninth Circuits, finding a pharmaceutical sales representative qualifies as an exempt outside salesperson under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

Client Alert
June 1, 2012

On May 30, 2012, the Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an updated report regarding recent social media cases.

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