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Historic Georgia wins have immediate and important consequences for workplace protections

Despite racially charged attacks against them by the Republican incumbents’ and their allies, Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff reportedly became the first African American and Jew, respectively, to represent Georgia in the history of the Uni… Read More

Defendant gamesmanship curtailed in employment, civil rights, and consumer protection cases

Contrary to its typical approach in recent years, the Supreme Court ruled in a way that enhances enforcement activity in employment, civil rights, and consumer protection cases. Until this Supreme Court decision, in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, defen… Read More

Converging efforts to shut down the corporate shell game

As the economy has become more globalized and volatile, a growing number of companies have sought to minimize liabilities while maximizing profits by using the corporate form to create supposed separation between closely related entities. This “sep… Read More

The right to overtime pay to be significantly extended

The law recognizes several exceptions to the overtime pay requirement under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201, et seq., (“FLSA”): the Executive, Administrative, Professional, Computer, and Outside Sales exemptions. In other words,… Read More

$14 million victory for 5 plaintiffs in landmark labor trafficking case

A Federal jury in New Orleans returned a verdict in the first of numerous labor trafficking cases against a global construction company with major operations in the United States, Signal International, Inc., and several co-defendants. The jury awarde… Read More

Supreme court decision strikes another blow against workplace fairness

In Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, a unanimous Supreme Court recently ruled that companies do not have to pay employees for the time employees must spend being subjected to daily anti-theft screening procedures imposed by employers. Notab… Read More