Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson called the use of mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment "unfair" in a lively session, while SHRM Chief of Staff Emily Dickens wondered instead about improving the arbitration process.
California's prohibition on employers' use of mandatory arbitration agreements has been largely upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The DOJ has filed criminal charges for the first time against a company for using an employee no-poaching agreement, demonstrating the need for HR to ensure companies' hiring practices do not violate federal anti-trust laws.
Although government enforcement litigation of employment laws decreased in 2020, the number and monetary value of workplace class action settlements increased, according to a new Seyfarth Shaw report.
There is little question that the Senate's 52-48 vote Monday night to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will have a big impact on employers and employees.
After several years of increases, the number of enforcement actions and investigations by the EEOC and the Wage and Hour Division decreased in FY 2020.
Employment law class actions, especially in wage and hour cases, were certified at a record rate in 2019 according to a report that tracks and analyzes class action litigation data.
News: HR guidance on the importance of conducting thorough and objective investigations as a tool to guard against and/or defeat litigation.
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