On Monday, May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued what is widely regarded as the most important decision for U.S. employers this year.  In a 5-4 decision, in Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis (and two other related matters), Justice Neil Gorsuch, writing for the majority, held that workplace employment agreements that bar employees from

As many employers facing wage and hour class and collective actions are aware, defendant employers often attempt to make an offer of judgment to a named plaintiff in an attempt to moot class and collective actions.   On January 20, 2016, in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez, 136 S.Ct. 663 (2016), the United States Supreme Court ruled

In the recent case of Knepper v. Rite Aid Corp., — F.3d — (3d Cir. 2012), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals joined the Second, Seventh, Ninth and D.C. Circuits in holding that Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) collective actions and state law class actions are not inherently incompatible.  While at first glance the