How far does the Federal Arbitration Act's policy favoring arbitration go? Given the recent personnel changes on our highest court, the newest U.S. Supreme Court decisions on arbitration of employment disputes, Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon and Morgan v. Sundance Inc., shed light on the future of employment arbitration.
Nantiya Ruan, director of the University of Denver’s workplace law program and a part-time attorney at Outten & Golden, where she represents employees in class action cases, said that labor and employment and labor law has always intersected with public health, the study of population-level health. However, Ruan explained, public health’s impact on employment law was never at the scale currently seen. “That really changed the whole frame of reference for how public health can affect workplace law and workplace rights.”
A court has awarded collective action status to an unpaid wages suit against public relations technology giant Cision.
Three former sales representatives sued Cision in January, as first reported by Bloomberg, alleging the company didn't compensate them for overtime.
According to a May order from US District Court, New York's Southern District, the former employees alleged they often had to work more than 40 hours...
The event, organized by the New York affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA/NY), focused on current issues in employment law, and was attended by over 100 legal professionals, scholars, and students.