U.S. Supreme Court’s Watershed Decision Preserves Arbitration Agreements, for Now – Dissent Encourages Legislature to Attempt to Reverse the Decision

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Sal Simao

Executive Summary: Yesterday, the Supreme Court, in a strongly divided 5-4 ruling, upheld mandatory arbitration agreements prohibiting employees from bringing employment claims on a class or collective basis. That decision, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, is available here. This long-awaited decision is one of the most important in employment law in the past several years. As the thirty-page dissent made clear, however, depending on the make-up of a new Congress, we may see legislation that reverses this ruling. Nevertheless, the Court’s ruling is straightforward, expected and the clear law of the land going forward.

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The New ABC’s of Independent Contractor Classification in California


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Ross Boughton

 Executive Summary: On April 30, 2018, in the landmark decision Dynamex Operations West, LLC v. Superior Court of California, the California Supreme Court established a new test for determining who qualifies as an independent contractor under California’s Wage Orders. Under the new test, known as the “ABC test,” workers will be considered employees who are “suffered or permitted to work” under the Wage Orders unless an employer can establish three factors:

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Webinar! – New Jersey Passed the Broadest Pay Equity Law in the Country – What You Need to Know to Avoid Liability

Calendar - social-02This webinar was recorded on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

About the Program 
On Tuesday, May 24, 2018 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill amending the state discrimination law, including sweeping pay equity protections. This amendment makes New Jersey’s law one of the broadest equal pay statutes in the country including treble damages, a six year statute of limitations and incorporated the continuing violation doctrine into the law. Under the new law, it is unlawful for anyone who is in a “protected class” under NJ’s Law Against Discrimination to receive lower pay or benefits for “substantially similar work.” Join FordHarrison attorneys Salvador Simao and David Kim for a webinar analyzing the New Jersey Pay Equity Law and its impact on employers. This session will discuss best practices for staying in compliance and what your company needs to know now that the law has passed.

Continuing Education 

  • FordHarrison is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This course is approved for 1 hour of PDCs.
  • This program is also pre-approved by HRCI for 1 hour of PHR, GPHR, and SPHR recertification credit.

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