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Mark J. Beutler
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Posted 04.17.14
Fifth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider DR Horton En Banc
Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit denied the NLRB’s petition for en banc review of its December 3, 2013 decision wherein the Fifth Circuit refused to enforce the NLRB’s decision invalidating class action waivers in mandatory employee arbitration agreements.
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Mark J. Beutler
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Posted 06.24.13
Supreme Court Affirms Class Action Waiver
On June 20, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, upheld a provision in an arbitration agreement that barred class actions, even where litigation of individual claims would be economically infeasible.
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Mark J. Beutler
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Posted 06.18.13
Florida Statute Preempts Local Wage and Benefit Laws
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law H.B. 655 (linked below), which preempts laws enacted by counties, cities and other local governmental units that require employers to pay wages and provide employee benefits more favorable than those required under federal and state laws.