Arbitration Agreements Waiving Class Actions Do Not Violate the NLRA, Rules Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that arbitration agreements requiring that an employer and an employee resolve any employment disputes through one-on-one arbitration do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In an opinion authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Court ruled 5-to-4 that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) dictates that arbitration agreements be enforced, […]
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Employer Withholding on Employment Awards

Tax ruling confirms protocol on job-related judgments The California Court of Appeal recently confirmed that employment-related settlements or judgments are wages from which employers must withhold payroll taxes. In Cifuentes v. Costco Wholesale Corp., Cifuentes challenged former employer Costco’s withholding of payroll taxes from a wrongful termination judgment. The court ruled in favor of Costco, […]
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Wage & Hour Cases increased in 2015

According the US Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division, in FY 2015, over $246 million in back wages for over 240,000 workers was collected. View full statistics here: http://www.dol.gov/whd/statistics/statstables.htm With the number of Wage & Hour claims increasing, hirings an expert economist to calculate the damages can be a great asset to have in court.
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