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Mark J. Beutler
Posted: June 24, 2013

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.

Mark J. Beutler
Posted: June 18, 2013

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.

Filed Under: Wage and Hour
Kevin E. Vance
Posted: June 11, 2013

In recent years, the changing litigation landscape has caused many employers to roll out binding arbitration programs that apply to all employees. The primary impetus for this is the threat of runaway juries.

Filed Under: Wage and Hour
Jonathan A. Segal
Jonathan A. Segal
Posted: June 3, 2013

Last week, the federal DOL issued HIPAA regulations on wellness programs setting forth both restrictions and requirements. The regulations were issued pursuant to the Affordable Care Act, aka as Obamacare.

Filed Under: Compliance
Jonathan A. Segal
Jonathan A. Segal
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From SHRM’s HR Magazine: Employers in the Crossfire. Federal and state gun laws have ramifications for employees and employers alike.

Filed Under: Employment