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The Demise Of Employment Class Actions?

The United States Supreme Court issued a decision in AT&T Mobility v. Conception, that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) prohibits states from conditioning the enforceability of arbitration agreements on the availability of class arbitration.  Prior to this ruling, many courts had refused to enforce employment and consumer arbitration agreements which waived class actions.  This week’s … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Broadens FLSA Whistleblower Protection To Include Oral Complaints

As previously reported in Squire Sanders’ Sixth Circuit blog, the Supreme Court recently ruled that oral statements made to an employer regarding wage and hour violations are sufficient to trigger the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., No. 09-834 (March 22, 2011).  Thus, employees are not … Continue Reading
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