Fifth Circuit Upholds Arbitrations with Class Waivers – Gasses NLRB in Murphy Oil CaseMore frequently, employers are turning to arbitration agreements to keep lawsuits out of court and prevent the threat of run-away juries. Many arbitration agreements also contain class action waivers which require employees to bring any claims individually and not as a multi-party or class action. Federal courts have routinely upheld arbitration agreements with class waivers;

Same-sex marriage is now legal throughout the United States. Now what? Immediate changes are being made on a federal level including federal IRS tax withholdings and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to be sure that same-sex marriages are treated the same as heterosexual marriages.

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