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    SCOTUS Decision on Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements Will Have Far-Reaching Implications

    Ryan Saba and Krystle Meyer

    On Oct. 2, 2017, the Supreme Court was set to hear argument as to whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements are valid and enforceable. Thirty-six amicus briefs were submitted to the Supreme Court on this issue, underscoring that regardless of the Court's decision, there will be sweeping implications for both employers and employees.

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    The FLSA's Overtime Provisions

    Noah Finkel, Colton Long, Kyle Petersen and John Giovannone

    Construing Them Broadly, But the Exemptions Narrowly

    FLSA cases holding against employers typically invoke a canon of construction that the FLSA should be construed broadly, and any of its exemptions narrowly. But this canon has a dubious foundation and tends to be applied inconsistently to justify a result.

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    NY's Paid Family Leave Program

    Sharon P. Stiller and Rachel Demarest Gold

    Part Two of a Two-Part Article

    Last month, the authors discussed the fact that New York State will have its own "Paid Family Leave Benefits Law," effective Jan 1, 2018. They noted the differences from the FMLA, and discussed insurance considerations. The discussion concludes herein.

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    Emergency Shutdowns and Employee Compensation

    John W. Hargrove

    In the face of acute weather-related conditions or other emergencies, how do you pay your employees during emergency shutdowns? Here's all you have to know.

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    Overtime Rule Uncertainty

    Companies have open questions about the fate of the Obama-era overtime regulations, despite a Texas federal court ruling nixing rules that would have doubled the salary threshold for workers eligible for time and half pay, and extended greater pay to millions of more workers.

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