Author Archives: Jill S. Abrams

Which States Entitle Their Employees to Paid Rest Breaks?

Certain states require paid rest periods for employees , but the federal law does not. Under The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the federal law that sets minimum wage and overtime pay in the private sector for full-time and part-time workers and … Continue reading

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Will the U.S. Supreme Court Address the Class Action Fraud-on-the Market Presumption?

Last week, we addressed the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Connecticut Retirment Plans and Trust Funds v. Amgen, Inc., No. 0956965, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 22540 (9th Cir. Nov. 8, 2011) regarding the fraud-on-the-market presumption, and the split in the … Continue reading

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Court Deems Arbitration Provision With Class Action Waiver Unconscionable

Following Concepcion v. ATT, the enforceability of arbitration provisions containing class action waivers has continued to be a focus of attention. See our recent posts here and here.  Last week, in Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Company, LLC (“Sanchez”), the California Court … Continue reading

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