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Switching Sides: The Department of Justice Now Favors Class Action Waivers
Gordon Law Group

The Department of Justice just switched sides, and now supports class action waivers. For the past few years, the DOJ has defended the national Labor Relations Board’s position that class action waivers violated the NLRA and were unenforceable. No more. In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, the DOJ stated that, “After the change…

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A Win for Employers: DOL Withdraws Guidance on Independent Contractors and Joint Employment
Gordon Law Group

This morning, the Department of Labor withdrew its guidance on independent contractors and joint employment, a move business groups expect will result in fewer individuals covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The guidance was issued under the Obama administration and set forth an economic realities test intended to resolve significant differences in opinions issued…

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A Welcome Shift in Joint Employment
Gordon Law Group

Employed by more than one employer? Wondering whether they share liability for each other’s failures? The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a new interpretation regarding the practice, expanding the range of employers who are potentially liable for legal violations involving “jointly employed” workers.  (view DOL interpretation) What is Joint Employment? Joint employment…

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