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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
February 25, 2013

On February 5, 2013, the Department of Labor released its final rule implementing amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act. The effective date of the amendments is March 8, 2013. The changes to the FMLA are discussed below.

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
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