Handbook Receipt Language Dooms Mandatory Arbitration Clause

Randi Klein Hyatt
Randi Klein Hyatt
04/27/2022
Around the corner from our law offices is Nationwide Motor Sales Corporation (NMSC).  NMSC has been sued by a collection of current and former sales persons who claim Nationwide failed to pay them more than $1 million in commissions.  In response to the filed lawsuit, NMSC moved to compel arbitration, citing the Arbitration Agreement that is contained within its Employee Handbook.  The Fourth Circuit just held, in Coady v. Nationwide Motor Sales...
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D.C. Laws To Take Effect on Workplace Postings and Notices, and Sexual Harassment Training and Reporting

Before we get into the new requirements, some legislative history is warranted.  In 2018, the District of Columbia passed the Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act, designed to, among other things, repeal an initiative that would have eliminated the tip credit system in D.C.  That 2018 law mandated local government funding before several provisions of the statute could be implemented that include the postings and sexual harassment training...
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Starbucks New Dress Code Lets Baristas Get Creative With More Than Just Frappucinos

Randi Klein Hyatt
Randi Klein Hyatt
07/28/2016
I always enjoy when I can write about topics or interests in my personal life, that cross into my professional life (see my blog post from the beginning of the year on CrossFit and an FBI male applicant's sex discrimination claim).  As an avid coffee drinker (an Americano with cinnamon is my go to), I could not resist the chance to write about Starbucks recently updated and very publicized "relaxed" dress code announced earlier this week:  "The...
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