A U.S. Supreme Court ruling supporting the legality of class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements is welcome news to employers hoping to avoid the costly, time-consuming threat class and collective actions can bring. And it represents an opportunity more employers are advised to explore.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it was rescinding a guidance document on paying interns it issued in 2010. The former guidance suggested that employers need to apply a six-factor test to determine whether an intern must be paid.
Arbitration, long a favored method of handling workplace disputes, would be removed as an option in sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases if a new bill introduced in Congress becomes law.
A health plan’s lack of a full plan document, and an erroneous reference to such a document in the summary plan description (SPD), did not defeat the plan’s claim for reimbursement from a beneficiary’s medical malpractice settlement, a federal appeals court ruled.
A federal appeals court may soon deepen the divide on a question that has recently plagued the courts: whether federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
In Missouri, it has long been settled that for a contract to be valid and enforceable, the essential terms must be definite and mutually agreed upon by both contracting parties. Without certainty in the crucial terms, there can be no mutual understanding between the parties and, therefore, no valid contract. However, a recent decision from […]
The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota—recently reversed an Arkansas district court’s dismissal of a discrimination claim brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by a deceased employee’s estate.
Federal nondiscrimination law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court ruled for the first time on April 4.
Naturally, most employers strive to take every legal precaution they can and to put forth their best effort to remain in compliance with all employment laws. Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is no exception.
The Kentucky Court of Appeals recently ruled that a 90-day statute of limitations, rather than a longer five-year time limit, applied to an employee’s claim for wrongful discharge. Both statutes of limitations protect employees from being discharged based on their jury-related service.