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21 Apr Fifth Circuit Denies NLRB’s Rehearing Request on Class Action Waivers; NLRB Likely to Continue Ignoring Fifth (and Other) Circuit Court Rulings

  In an April 16, 2014 one-paragraph opinion, the Fifth Circuit rejected the NLRB’s rehearing petition in D.R. Horton v. NLRB, which sought reconsideration of the Court’s December 2013 decision upholding class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements under the Federal Arbitration Act.  Stating that…

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15 Apr Minnesota Increases Minimum Wage

  Yesterday, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed legislation which will increase Minnesota’s minimum wage to $8.00 per hour for “large” employers and $6.50 per hour for “small” employers. These increases will be effective August 1, 2014.  This minimum wage will increase on August 1, 2015, to…

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