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Democratic AGs Try to Drive a Truck Through Arbitration Act Exemption

A group of 16 Democratic AGs filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries, urging the reversal of a lower court’s holding that truck drivers for non-transportation companies do not fall within an exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The FAA requires workers who have signed arbitration agreements…

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Hindsight Is 20/20 in this Employee Misclassification Settlement

District of Columbia AG Brian Schwalb settled with economic policy research and advocacy firm 20/20 Vision and its principal to resolve allegations that they violated the District’s wage and hour laws by misclassifying its entire workforce as independent contractors rather than employees. AG Schwalb alleges that 20/20 Vision’s actions illegally deprived 21 current and former…

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Labor Department Efforts to Expand Overtime Protections Earn Democratic AG Support

A coalition of 14 Democratic AGs sent a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a proposed rulemaking that updates rules governing executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees as related to overtime pay requirements. The letter expresses support for proposed increases to the salary levels at which EAP employees can be…

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Republican AGs Appeal to the Fifth Circuit on Labor Department’s ESG Investment Rule

A coalition of 25 Republican AGs filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in their lawsuit against the Department of Labor that challenges the implementation of a rule permitting retirement plan fiduciaries to consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors when choosing plan investments. We previously covered the filing…

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