Lieff Cabraser Partner Dean Harvey Discusses the Expansion of Antitrust Law to the Employment Setting

Dean Harvey on Antitrust and Employment Cases

Workers are recovering millions after challenging illegal anticompetitive “no-poach” agreements between companies that restrict employee mobility and depress salaries. Dean Harvey, plaintiff attorney and partner at Lieff Cabraser, provides detail on the successful 2015 “High Tech” Employees class action suit against Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, and industry giants that resulted in a settlement valued at $435 million, the largest resolution in history of antitrust claims in the employment setting, on either an aggregate or per-class-member basis. [Read more…]

7th Circuit Appeals Court Holds Binding Arbitration Requirement for Employees to be Unlawful

7th Circuit Appeals Court Holds Binding Arbitration Requirement for Employees to be Unlawful

In a landmark — but entirely common-sense! — ruling in Lewis v. Epic Systems Corporation, No. 15-2997 (7th Cir. 2016), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the lower court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration in a wage and hour class and collective action. The Court held that requiring employees to agree to arbitrate any disputes they may have with their employer on an individual basis, without the strength, benefits, and support of a collective or class action, as a condition of continued employment, violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and was illegal. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys at National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys at National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Kelly M. Dermody, Anne B. Shaver, and Rachel Geman will be presenting at the American Bar Association (ABA) National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law from March 30-April 2, 2016 at the J.W. Marriott in Austin, Texas. The event will focus on trial practice issues and current legal and policy developments relating to equal employment opportunity and workplace claims. Featured panelists will provide different points of view from the sides of plaintiffs, management, union, the judiciary, and government counsel. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Chosen for Law360 Employment and Mass Tort Practice Group of the Year Awards

Lieff Cabraser Chosen for Law360 Employment and Mass Tort Practice Group of the Year Awards

Legal news service Law360 has announced the winners of its Practice Group of the Year awards, and Lieff Cabraser has been recognized in the categories of Product Liability (Personal Injury/Mass Tort) and Employment. This marks the second year that our firm has been selected to be among the prestigious Practice Groups of the Year. [Read more…]