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|Law Professors Raise Concerns With Title IX Procedures|
Anne E. Selinger; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015Do 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...
|Proposed Connecticut Law Would Empower Certain Student-Athletes to Unionize|
Gregg E. Clifton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015A 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...
|Major League Baseball Players Association Amends Agent Regulations To Require Written Exams For Applicants|
Gregg E. Clifton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015For 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...
|Enforceability of PAGA Waivers in Arbitration Agreements - The Battle Continues|
David Zvi Feingold; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015The 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...
|California 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.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 16, 2015On 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...
|No Arbitration if Invalid PAGA Waiver Cannot be Severed|
Amber Gardina-Quintanilla; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 24, 2015On 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...
|Union Membership Remains Low Despite Administration’s Call on Workers to Join|
Howard M. Bloom, Robert H. Morsilli, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015According 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...
|Employee’s Violation of Company Policy Justified Firing While on Leave, California High Court Holds|
Mark S. Askanas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015An 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.,...
|New 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.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015The 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...
|Federal Government Seeks Stay of Texas Federal Court Injunction on Immigration Reform Executive Actions|
Robert Neale; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015On 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.