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HTMLLaw Professors Raise Concerns With Title IX Procedures
Anne E. Selinger; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015
Do certain Title IX procedures abridge the due process rights of the accused for the sake of Title IX compliance? The University of Pennsylvania Law School has become the second law school in recent months to provoke a public response from law professors arguing the University’s new...

 

HTMLProposed Connecticut Law Would Empower Certain Student-Athletes to Unionize
Gregg E. Clifton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015
A bill has been introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly that would define certain collegiate athletes at public colleges and universities within the state as employees. The proposed law would permit eligible student-athlete employees to join unions and bargain collectively. If the bill is...

 

HTMLMajor League Baseball Players Association Amends Agent Regulations To Require Written Exams For Applicants
Gregg E. Clifton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
For the first time since October 1, 2010, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has enacted a series of amendments to its regulations governing player agents. Approved during the MLBPA’s recent annual Executive Board meeting in Orlando, the amendments address the union’s...

 

HTMLEnforceability of PAGA Waivers in Arbitration Agreements - The Battle Continues
David Zvi Feingold; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
The battle over whether employees may waive the right to pursue claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) in arbitration continues. The Supreme Court of the United States recently requested a response from ex-Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC employees to...

 

HTMLCalifornia Court of Appeal Rules PAGA Claims Must Be Stayed Pending Outcome of Individual Arbitration on Underlying Individual Wage and Hour Claims
John P. Nordlund; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 16, 2015
On February 26, 2015, in Franco v. Arakelian Enterprises, Inc., Case No. B232583, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District held that trial court proceedings on claims pursuant to the California Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) (Labor Code § 2698 et seq.) must...

 

HTMLNo Arbitration if Invalid PAGA Waiver Cannot be Severed
Amber Gardina-Quintanilla; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 24, 2015
On February 27, 2015, the California Court of Appeal determined that arbitration could not be compelled in Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards). Securitas’ arbitration agreement contained a waiver provision, waiving both class actions and representative Private...

 

HTMLUnion Membership Remains Low Despite Administration’s Call on Workers to Join
Howard M. Bloom, Robert H. Morsilli, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015
According to Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report is evidence “that belonging to a union makes a powerful difference in people’s lives, providing greater economic security and helping them punch their ticket to the middle class” but...

 

HTMLEmployee’s Violation of Company Policy Justified Firing While on Leave, California High Court Holds
Mark S. Askanas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
An employer did not violate California’s Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) by terminating an employee who engaged in outside employment while out on CFRA medical leave, conduct prohibited by the employer’s policy, the California Supreme Court has ruled. Richey v. AutoNation Inc.,...

 

HTMLNew Jersey High Court: Employer Anti-Harassment Policy is Defense Against State Law Claims of Supervisor Sexual Harassment
John K. Bennett, Ryan S. Carlson; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
The New Jersey Supreme Court has endorsed an employer’s right to assert its effective anti-harassment policies and remedial measures as an affirmative defense in opposition to New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) claims of hostile work environment sexual harassment based...

 

HTMLFederal Government Seeks Stay of Texas Federal Court Injunction on Immigration Reform Executive Actions
Robert Neale; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
On March 12, 2015, the federal government filed an emergency motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeking to remove the preliminary injunction issued on February 16, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, based in Brownsville, Texas.

 


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