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” exceptionContinue Reading First Circuit Delivers Win To Companies Hungry To Enforce Mutual Arbitration Agreements With Couriers Who Rarely Cross State Lines
In our final installment of the blog series that previews employment cases being heard by the Supreme Court, the Zaborowski case will allow the Court to opine on the enforceability of arbitration agreements that may have questionable (or “unconscionable”) terms. Read on for more.
Once Again SCOTUS Takes on the Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements
On October 1,…
Continue Reading ELL SCOTUS Series # 5 – MHN v. Zaborowski
In a landmark ruling on July 15, 2015 in _____ v. Foxx, EEOC Appeal No. 2012-24738–FAA-03 (July 15, 2015), the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC’) held for the first time that Title VII extends to claims of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Specifically, the EEOC held that sexual orientation discrimination is per…
Continue Reading EEOC Rules That Existing Federal Law Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation
Every day new stories about the uses (and misuses) of drones surface in the media.
They have been used to: photograph the 2015 Winter X Games, assist in firefighting operations, monitor agricultural drought, monitor pipelines in remote areas of the world, and take pictures for realtors. One drone even famously crashed on…
Continue Reading Send in the Drones: Transforming the Workplace through the Use of Drone Surveillance