In this episode, Jen welcomes fellow employment law attorney Tim Del Castillo for a discussion of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana regarding including waivers of PAGA claims in arbitration agreements.
Archives for June 22, 2022
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm was recognized nationally in Chambers USA 2022 as well as in the states of Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Tennessee for labor and employment.
California employers have recently experienced a material uptick in lawsuits from employees seeking reimbursement for expenses incurred while working from home. These lawsuits seek a wide variety of expense reimbursement for increased utility costs and for the costs of losing out on the ability to rent out their home offices. Employees typically bring these claims under Labor Code section 2802. Sometimes employees also bring derivative PAGA actions for wage-statement “inaccuracies.”
On May 4, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) automatically extending the work authorizations for certain renewal applicants listed on the USCIS website. Normally, the DHS regulations provide an automatic extension of 180 days from the expiry date stated on the Employment
They accuse the companies of depriving them of employee benefits while also denying them the freedoms of independent contractors.
The NFL and six of its teams have formally moved in a New York court to force a lawsuit alleging that they engaged in racial discrimination into arbitration where NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be the arbitrator.
Federal labor regulators have asked a court to force Starbucks to stop what they say is extensive illegal activity in response to a nationwide campaign in which workers at more than 150 corporate-owned stores have voted to unionize.
The company says the robot will help address safety concerns, but it comes as Amazon faces a labor crisis and several unionization effort from warehouse workers.
Companies are weighing how to help employees deal with inflation without boosting costs in the long run
The NFL commissioner told the House Oversight Committee that Snyder “has been held accountable” by the league. Snyder will be subpoenaed to give a deposition next week.
In April, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S. is “out of the pandemic phase.”
Mandatory arbitration has grown increasingly popular in employment agreements over the last three decades, as a tool to help shield companies from litigation.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at a congressional hearing that the Washington Commanders had an “unacceptable” workplace culture.
Amazonians United, which has eschewed traditional union tactics, is bringing the labor movement to an Amazon facility in Prince George’s