News

John B. Lewis and Dustin M. Dow Quoted in the Cook County Record (Chicago) with Insights on Recent Decisions That Have Implications on Arbitration Rules

News / June 14, 2016

In an article titled “Employers Should Let SCOTUS Resolve Divided Circuits Before Altering Arbitration Policies,” Partner John B. Lewis and Associate Dustin Dow commented on a recent federal appeals court decision that split from prior appeals court decisions by invalidating an employment arbitration agreement with a class-action waiver provision.  The decision has created inconsistent rules for enforcing such agreements depending on an employer’s location, suggesting that the U.S. Supreme Court may best positioned to resolve the dispute. Read the full article.

Blog

In The Blogs

Previous Next
Employment Class Action Blog
Second Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Putative Internship Class
December 12, 2017
Four years ago, a wave of cases involving unpaid internships looked to be the next “big thing.” As those cases sputtered, however, and employers reduced or eliminated internships, the flood of anticipated litigation never fully...
Read More ->
Employment Class Action Blog
New Bill Would Outlaw Mandatory Arbitration Agreements For Sex Discrimination Disputes – Is A Poorly Constructed Bill The Right Cure For The Disease?
December 8, 2017
Prior bills have attempted, unsuccessfully, to eliminate individual arbitration as a means to resolve employment disputes. Senator Al Franken introduced several bills, starting in 2009, to forbid pre-dispute mandatory arbitration...
Read More ->
Employment Class Action Blog
The Ninth Circuit Rules That both an Arbitrator and a Trial Court May Have a Role in a Case with Individual and PAGA Claims
November 29, 2017
Employers, plaintiffs, and courts continue to grapple with the difficult issue of the interplay between the California Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) and arbitration agreements. We’ve addressed these issues several times on this...
Read More ->
Employment Class Action Blog
Court Grants Summary Judgment For Employer In Tip Credit Collective Action
November 9, 2017
What? I Need a Valid Claim to Represent a Class?! With scores of collective actions being filed every month and many courts willing to issue conditional certification on even very weak claims, it’s easy to forget that, yes, it’s important...
Read More ->
Employment Class Action Blog
California Court Denies Conditional Certification of “Regular Rate” Overtime Case
November 6, 2017
With waves of cases already having addressed common targets for wage and hour litigation – assistant managers, healthcare workers, loan officers, donning and doffing claims, and the like – cases alleging more arcane claimed violations are...
Read More ->