By continuing to work for a company, the plaintiff impliedly accepted an arbitration agreement, a California appellate panel has ruled, reversing the denial of a motion to compel arbitration.
In a new Advice Memorandum, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) declared that Uber drivers are independent contractors and not employees.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a trio of cases addressing sexual orientation discrimination next term, answering two contested questions that have split the courts.
In Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology LLC, the Supreme Court, in an 8-to-1 decision, held that bankrupt trademark owners cannot use bankruptcy law to unilaterally revoke a trademark license.
The New York City Human Rights Law now prohibits employment-related discrimination and retaliation on the basis of an employee’s “sexual and reproductive health decisions.”
In U.S. Supreme Court news, the justices heard oral argument in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case with broad implications and denied certiorari in an appeal of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) stance that the use of soundboard technology constitutes a robocall.
A New York federal court has adopted the multifactor test favored by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits to determine whether a defendant is the “sender” of a fax for purposes of Telephone Consumer Protection Act liability.
In another case involving agency liability, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that while the owner of a student debt is not per se liable for violations committed by a loan servicer it engages, it may be liable if an agency relationship exists based on traditional agency ...
Reversing dismissal of a purported class action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that an affirmative defense alleged by the defendant must be heard on the merits and that the trial court had erred by ruling the defense deprived the ...
In striking down a portion of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) as unconstitutional, the Fourth Circuit opened the door for more litigation against debt collectors.