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Google, Facebook End Forced Arbitration After Employee Walkouts

In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis that individual arbitration clauses in employment contracts are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act. Therefore, employers can require, as a condition of employment, employees to agree to resolve their employment law claims individually in arbitration rather than taking them to court or attempting to act collectively.

ADA, Arbitration Among Employment Law Issues Before Supreme Court

Now that Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in, there is a full slate of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. Their new term began Oct. 1, and the court jumped right in to hear oral arguments about an age discrimination case.

After rejecting non-compete, she went to competitor and got sued

Competition among Maryland gambling houses has become increasingly heated in recent months. Baltimore's Horseshoe casino is a recent entry in the business, ratcheting up pressure on the Maryland Live casino just a few miles away.  

Tax case puts spotlight on severance pay

The United States Supreme Court will hear a highly influential case having to do with severance payments for employees. Specifically, the case deals with the tax status of these payments and whether or not they are considered "wages" for purposes of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax. FICA taxes fund Social Security and Medicaire.

Employment contracts at issue in wage theft class action

Several weeks ago in this Greenbelt Employment Law Blog, we discussed a class action wage theft lawsuit that had been filed by exotic dancers in West Virginia who accused their employer of illegally taking a portion of their tips. This case has now been complicated as the employer, a club, has asked a judge to dismiss the case due to stipulations in the employment contract that the dancers signed.

Are independent contractors considered employees?

Many companies hire out for independent contractors in order to supplement their workforce and assume that all legal obligations and benefits are dealt with through and by the staffing company which provides them. What they don't realize is that when it comes to certain benefits, the relational status between the staffing company, employer, and independent contractor can sometimes blur the lines that define who is on the hook and to what extent.

Nicollette Sheridan may file contract dispute under another law

Here in Maryland, fans of the television show "Desperate Housewives" may be following the legal drama of one of its former stars now that the show no longer on the air. However, even those that do not miss the show, and are not interested in entertainment news, may be able to learn something from Nicollette Sheridan's employment contract dispute.

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