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Sidley Austin LLP Adds Steven T. Catlett To Labor And Employment Practice In Chicago

CHICAGO - Sidley Austin LLP has announced that it has added Steven T. Catlett as a partner to the firm's labor and employment practice in Chicago. A 25-year legal veteran, Catlett is a well-known and highly regarded class action litigator, who will become co-chair of the Employment, Labor and...

Supreme Court To Hear FLSA Lawsuit Over What Constitutes 'Changing Clothes'

WASHINGTON, D.C.-(Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 agreed to hear the appeal of a class lawsuit over what constitutes "changing clothes" under Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act ( Clifton Sandifer, et al. v. United States Steel Corporation , No. 12-417, U.S. Sup....

Split U.S. Supreme Court Says Individual, Collective Claims Mooted By Judgment Offer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Individual and collective claims by the sole named plaintiff in a wage-and-hour collective action were rendered moot once her employer offered judgment in an amount that represented alleged unpaid wages plus attorney fees, costs and expenses under Federal Rule of Civil...

Abbey Spanier: California Appeals Court Reverses Its Previous Denial of Class Certification In Light Of Brinker Decision

Plaintiffs brought a class action on behalf of approximately 4,000 current and former employees of Boyd & Associates, Inc. which provides security guard services. Plaintiffs alleged that Boyd denied off-duty meal breaks and off-duty rest breaks and did not include certain reimbursements and an annual...

Abbey Spanier LLP: Court Rejects Saxon’s Bid To Dismiss HAMP Class Action Lawsuit

We have another update regarding litigation involving the United States Treasury’s Home Affordable Modification Program (“HAMP”). See some of our HAMP related posts here, here and here . As explained in some of our prior posts, the HAMP was created by the federal government to combat...

AbbeySpanier LLP: Court Certifies Class Of Rite Aid Store Managers Under Rule 23

A former Rite Aid store manager filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York alleging that Rite Aid failed to pay its store managers overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (the “NYLL). The plaintiff claimed that store...

Abbey Spanier LLP: JPMorgan Loses Bid to Prohibit Class Arbitrations

A California federal judge denied JPMorgan’s motion to compel arbitration on an individual basis. Two former JPMorgan employees filed a class action complaint alleging violations of state and federal labor laws on behalf of JPMorgan appraisers. As part of their employment, plaintiffs entered into...

Ballard Spahr LLP: 5th Circuit Rejects NLRB Ruling Invalidating Class Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements

By Steven W. Suflas, Mark J. Levin and Erin K. Clarke On December 3, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling that an employer violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by requiring employees to waive their rights...

Williams Mullen: In Rebuff To Labor Board, 5th Circuit Sustains Arbitration Agreements With Class Action Waivers

By David C. Burton , Beth Hirsch Berman and J. Nelson Wilkinson In recent years, employers have faced increased, and increasingly expensive, class action litigation from current and former employees. In response, many employers have turned to arbitration agreements with class-action waivers as...