This week, we look at H.R. 4445, new federal legislation that addresses mandatory arbitration of sexual assault and harassment claims.
Congress Passes Act Addressing Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Harassment Claims
Congress recently passed, and President Biden is expected to sign, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. The law is limited in scope and impacts pre-dispute agreements to arbitrate claims of sexual harassment and sexual assault and the forum in which they can be litigated. Attorney Emily Patajo tells us more.
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“Shields Up” Encouraged as Cyber War Ramps Up
Last week, in response to the escalating conflict between Russia and the Ukraine, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency urged a “Shields Up” defense-in-depth approach and guidance. The guidance highlights the need to communicate with employees about hypervigilance of phishing and other social engineering attacks. Read more.
Salaried Nonexempt Status Comes with Major Risks
Salaried nonexempt status ordinarily starts with good motives, but it frequently ends with claims for unpaid overtime. Although paying overtime-eligible employees on a salary basis is a lawful, available option, it comes with significant risks that an employer must understand and navigate in order to pay these workers correctly. Read more.
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Early Covid-19 Disability Ruling Offers Blueprint for Lawsuits
Jennifer Barna (Quoted)
Cookies Resulting in Cross Border Data Transfers to the United States Draw Scrutiny from European Data Privacy Regulators
Commercial Litigation Update
Brian Cesaratto, Alexander Franchilli
Epstein Becker Green Submits Comment Arguing Against Continuing Inefficient and Ineffective Remote NLRB Hearings
Adam Abrahms, Steve Swirsky, Brock Olson, Neresa De Biasi
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