Moira Heiges-Goepfert, an Outten & Golden LLP attorney who represents California workers, said the case sets up an opportunity for the justices to explain just how much of an impact a state law needs to have on motor carriers to trigger FAAAA preemption.
"It's a perfect policy question," she said. "What does 'related to' mean?"
"The Ninth Circuit is saying the state law has to be pretty closely related to a price, route, or service, a very specific interpretation," she said. "Whereas the First Circuit has taken a much broader view and said anything that has a significant impact on routes or prices or service would be enough to be preempted."
A health care staffing company's recent bid to pursue high court review of a Ninth Circuit ruling on when per diems factor into overtime pay elicits some key takeaways, including that while per diems should be closely tied to actual expenses they can still vary based on hours worked, attorneys say.
A proposed class action accusing financial services company Social Finance Inc. of discriminating against immigrants will continue after a California federal judge junked the company's bid to push the allegations into arbitration.
At least three wealth managers — and 388 other publicly traded companies — have pledged to end an employment practice that critics say is harmful to victims of sexual harassment.
The number has soared from just five firms in September 2019, when Rachel Robasciotti of impact investing manager Adasina Social Capital and two collaborators began asking more than 3,500 public companies whether they require arbitration of employees’ sexual harassment claims. Robasciotti and other advocates argue that arbitration enables companies to conceal the claims from investors and the public while protecting serial harassers.
Outten & Golden LLP– the premier law firm representing employees, executives, and partners in employment litigation, transactional matters, and class actions – has again been named to the annual editions of Best Lawyers® and Best Law Firms.
Outten & Golden LLP, a premier law firm focused exclusively on representing employees, is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys from the firm's New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., offices have been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. All of the honorees have been previously selected.
Outten & Golden LLP, the nation's foremost law firm representing employees in employment transactions and disputes, announces that Jennifer Schwartz will serve as president of the Marin Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) for the 2020-21 term.
Fierce competition among companies of all kinds for talented technology professionals has led many firms to offer such recruits richer perks and benefits than those in other departments, according to a new survey.
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.