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October 1, 2013
July 1, 2013

On Monday, June 24, 2013, a sharply divided Supreme Court made it harder for employees to win discrimination and retaliation suits against their employers. In a pair of 5-4 decisions, the Court limited how juries can decide retaliation lawsuits, requiring victims to prove employers would not have taken action against them “but-for” their intention to retaliate. The Court also held a person must be able to hire and fire someone to be considered a supervisor in discrimination lawsuits.

Client Alert
May 10, 2013
On March 27, 2013, in a 5-4 decision of a very divided bench, the U.S. Supreme Court held plaintiffs in a class action must demonstrate damages attributable to a class-wide injury may be measured on a class-wide basis to qualify for certification.
Client Alert
May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013
In a 4-3 split decision, on May 3, 2013 the Nebraska Supreme Court in Fisher v. Payflex Systems USA, Inc. held that paid time off (PTO) is the same as accrued but unused vacation that must be paid upon separation of employment under the Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act (the Act).
Client Alert
April 22, 2013
April 2, 2013

The amount of deference federal courts should pay to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) administrative guidelines may be in doubt. Read this client alert to learn more.

March 29, 2013
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.

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