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SCOTUS hears class-action waiver arguments in 3 wage-and-hour cases

Among the cases that the U.S. Supreme Court is deciding this term are three consolidated wage-and-hour cases. In each case, an employer required its employees to enter into arbitration agreements and waive their right to bring class-action lawsuits against the employer. While these types of agreements are commonplace, it is widely thought that many more employers would use such waivers if the Supreme Court determines that they are legal.

What does a Google lawsuit mean for women in the workplace?

Three women have filed a discrimination lawsuit against Google. The lawsuit alleges that Google paid these women less than male employees, and that they did not have the same opportunities for advancement as men within the company.

Employers must know New York’s laws

New York has some of the strictest and most comprehensive employment laws in the country. While the laws offer protections for employees, it can be difficult for employers to navigate all the rules and regulations. Coupled with federal law, New York businesses are forced to comply with a long list of standards.

Employers must know New York laws

New York has some of the strictest and most comprehensive employment laws in the country. While the laws offer protections for employees, it can be difficult for employers to navigate all the rules and regulations. Coupled with federal law, New York businesses are forced to comply with a long list of standards.

Looking for business-friendly noncompete laws? Try Idaho

Courts across the country have been siding with employees lately when it comes to non-compete clauses, and New York is no exception. In 2016, the New York State Attorney General said, "Unless an individual has highly unique skills or access to trade secrets, non-compete clauses have no place in a worker's employment contract."

What happens to workers when a ‘gig economy’ company folds?

Workers continue to enter the “gig economy” in large numbers. According to a 2016 report by the McKinsey Global Institute, up to 30 percent of workers in the United States and Europe take part in some form of independent work.

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