By Brian B. Gillis and Joshua A. Rodine

Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 12, 2024, the United States Supreme Court ruled that an individual does not need to work directly in the transportation industry to be within the scope of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) exemption for transportation industry workers. The Court held that the work performed, rather than the industry

Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Application of FAA Transportation Exemption

By Kristina M. Launey 

Seyfarth Synopsis: Prepare for new California workplace legal requirements effective January 1, 2024, now. Seyfarth has you covered with all the ways to protect your workplace just like Kevin McCallister defends his house.

This is your house. You have to defend it. But Seyfarth is here to help you get your business updates in order

Continue Reading We Slept In! Time To Prepare for New 2024 Requirements!

By Patrick J. Bannon, Daniel C. Whang, Kelly J. Koelker, and Michael E. Steinberg

Seyfarth Synopsis: About the Program – A lot has happened in the 10 years since our national Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group wrote ALM’s authoritative Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation treatise.  We are excited to launch our informative webinar

Continue Reading Upcoming Webinar: Time Well Spent Session 4: Arbitration of Wage-Hour Claims

By Romtin Parvaresh and Daniel C. Whang

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Ninth Circuit recently extended the scope of which transportation workers are exempt from arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). In Carmona Mendoza v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC,  – F.4th –, 2023 WL 4673469 (9th Cir. 2023), the  Court held that last-leg drivers who transport goods within a state are nevertheless

Continue Reading The Long And Winding Road: Ninth Circuit Exempts Last-Leg Drivers From Arbitration Under The Federal Arbitration Act

By Andrew L. Scroggins and Nicolas A. Lussier

Seyfarth Synopsis: Couriers who transport goods from restaurants and grocers who have connected to consumers via the Postmates app are not “engaged in foreign or interstate commerce,” according to a recent decision by the First Circuit Court of Appeals. As a result, the couriers don’t satisfy the “transportation worker” exception

Continue Reading First Circuit Delivers Win To Companies Hungry To Enforce Mutual Arbitration Agreements With Couriers Who Rarely Cross State Lines

By Linda C. Schoonmaker and Tayte Doddy (Summer Fellow)

Seyfarth Synopsis: Even before the pandemic made in-person work in many industries a thing of the past many employers had stopped requiring that their employees execute employee agreements like non-competition and arbitration agreements with a  “wet signature”. Instead, those kind of agreements frequently are acknowledged by the employee electronically. Although the
Continue Reading Seriously? The Second Circuit Makes Life More Difficult For Employers Who Use Electronic Signatures For Agreements With Their Employees