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.
…the plaintiffs’ bar must stay vigilant in finding creative ways to support employees – utilizing the local tools and legislation available to us must remain part of the path forward.” says Kendall Onyendu.
"It's part of the courts recognizing … that the wage gap is real and it's substantial, and legislatures are well within their rights to take legislative action to address the wage gap," said Chauniqua Young of Outten & Golden LLP, who represents workers bringing discrimination and wage and hour claims.
Chauniqua Young of Outten & Golden LLP, who represents workers in discrimination cases, said new requirements that employers must be transparent around salary ranges, which Connecticut, Nevada and Rhode Island passed in 2021, were especially important.
"The fact that you have three jurisdictions passing these types of laws is a tribute to legislatures trying to get things done and probably a host of organizers that are bringing issues to state legislatures' attention," Young said. "I expect to see that more states will pass pay transparency laws."
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.”
Outten & Golden LLP, By Tammy Marzigliano, Pawanpreet Dhaliwal, and Brittany Arnold
Daryl Woodruff was an interim superintendent and contender for a leadership position at PG&E. He was fired for fabricated performance issues after he spoke his conscience twice. First, he stood up for himself and his colleagues by complaining of race discrimination to the company’s human resources department. Second, he reported his good faith belief that other PG&E leaders had failed to inspect defective, potentially explosive electrical transformers and lied about it,...
Employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP announced today the promotion of Cassandra W. Lenning, Christopher M. McNerney, Amy F. Shulman, Daniel S. Stromberg, and Chauniqua D. Young to partnership effective January 1, 2021.
President Donald Trump is transforming the courts, winning his 200th judicial confirmation Wednesday. Here, we look at the impact those judges have had on employment law, from employer-friendly rulings on arbitration to the recent landmark U.S. Supreme Court win for gay and transgender workers.
Outten & Golden LLP is pleased to announce the addition of seven associates to the law firm's growing practice that includes representation of employees, executives, and partners in litigation and transactional matters. Five of the lawyers will join the firm’s New York office, and the sixth joins the Washington, D.C., office, and the seventh joins the San Francisco office.
The U.S. Supreme Court's Tuesday ruling that transportation workers, regardless of whether they're employees or independent contractors, are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act chipped at the shield some employers have long relied on to insulate themselves from legal attacks, experts say.