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First Class or No Class? U.S. Supreme Court Says “No Class!” and Rules Ambiguous Language in Arbitration Agreement Does Not Authorize Class Arbitration

On April 24, the U.S. Supreme Court decided, in a 5-4 decision, that ambiguous language in an arbitration agreement within an employment contract could not serve as a basis to compel class arbitration under the …

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Title VII Discrimination Claims Can Go Straight to Federal Court Rules Supreme Court

On Monday, June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled federal courts can hear discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act even if they are not first brought to the U.S. Equal …

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NYC Employers Take Notice: NYC Consumer Affairs Changes Name as it Launches a Worker Rights Campaign

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has changed its name to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP).  Simultaneously, the DCWP launched the “We Fight for Every Worker in NYC” campaign to encourage NYC …

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How To Avoid Lawsuits While Protecting Employees During Measles Outbreak

Originally published in the Rockland County Business Journal, May 2019.   As an employer, you feel responsible to prevent the spread of measles in the workplace. But the last thing you want is legal backlash.  Here’s …

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Navigating Measles In The Workplace, Humanely And Legally

Originally published in the Rockland County Business Journal, May 2019. As of April 22, 2019, 83% of Rockland’s confirmed reported measles cases were found in children under the age of 18.  If you learn that …

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