Chasm Widens Between NLRB, Federal Courts On Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements

By | Stoel Rives World of Employment | September 12, 2013
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Just last week, in the case GameStop Corp., a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administrative law judge applied recent Board precedent and ignored contrary cases from federal courts to find an employer’s arbitration agreement was unenforceable because it waived the right of employees to bring class or collective actions.

California Passes Legislation Requiring Search Warrant for Disclosure of Stored Content

By | Inside Privacy | September 12, 2013

Continuing a flurry of recent legislative activity (see posts here and here), the California legislature on Tuesday passed a bill requiring that California law enforcement agencies obtain a search warrant to compel the production of communications content (e.g., emails and social media messages) from providers of electronic communication services.

Condemnation of Underwater Mortgages: A Look Around the Country

Condemnation of Underwater Mortgages: A Look Around the Country

Wow! A lot has happened on this topic since our July 29, 2013 post! The developments over the last six weeks are significant because one city (Richmond, California) may be close to making a decision whether to use eminent domain to acquire underwater mortgages, while another (North Las Vegas, Nevada) has decided it will not use eminent domain to acquire underwater mortgages.

Are Lawmakers Rushing to Take a Step Back On Facebook Password Laws?

Are Lawmakers Rushing to Take a Step Back On Facebook Password Laws?

Yesterday began this series of five posts to highlight five developments from this past summer in the area of social media and employment law.   In Part 2 today:  are legislators acknowledging that they went too far with their “Facebook demand” laws, or are they simply refining the laws with the benefit of passing time?