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New Jersey Bans Waivers of Rights (Including Potentially Agreements to Arbitrate) in Employment Agreements and Limits Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements
A recently passed amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) prohibits waivers of certain rights in “any employment contract” related to claims arising under NJLAD. As a result, jury trial waivers and arbitration agreements (other than pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement) may be unenforceable to the extent that they encompass discrimination, retaliation, or harassment claims.   More Employment Law Snapshots in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania  Here>
 
 
 
 
 
Whether a gender bias case can proceed as a class action is the question the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, will decide.
The Court heard oral argument in Moussouris v. Microsoft Corp. on November 4. Katherine Moussouris appealed from the District Court’s denial of class certification in the gender discrimination action. U.S. District Judge James Robart of the Western District of Washington held that the proposed putative class members were not shown to be victims of a standard companywide policy. To the contrary, his order from June 25, 2018, holds . . More on Ninth Circuit Oral Argument on Gender Bias Here>
 
 
 
 
 
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Those who believed the Trump administration would scale back the Obama-era Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) aggressive enforcement of wage and hour laws may be surprised to learn that the DOL recently announced that it recovered a record $322 million in unpaid wages for Fiscal Year 2019.  This is $18 million more than that recovered in the last fiscal year, which was the previous record.  According to data released by the DOL, the agency has set records in back wages collected every year since 2015.  This year, the average wages DOL recovered per employee were $1,025.  (DOL’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance also announced that it had recovered a record $41 million in settlements over discrimination actions involving federal contractors, an increase of 150% over the last fiscal year.) More on DOL Wage and Hour Enforcement Here >
 
 
 
 
 
In October 2019, Walmart agreed to pay $14 million to settle class action pregnancy discrimination claims brought against it. The claims asserted violations of both Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (Title VII) and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).
A federal court must first approve the class action settlement before it takes effect. Walmart denies the allegations in the complaint.  More on Walmart Pregancy Discrimination Settlement Here >
 
 
 
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