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By Littler

On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that gives comfort to “stock-drop” plaintiffs and may cause shockwaves among employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) fiduciary committees. In Fifth Third Bancorp v.

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From: Supreme Court Axes “Presumption of Prudence” in ESOP Stock-Drop Cases

    

By Littler

On July 1, 2014, the court granted class certification in a high-profile disparate impact discrimination case against the Census Bureau in federal court in New York based on its criminal record screening practices, Houser et al. v.

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From: Federal Court Grants Class Certification in Title VII Disparate Impact Suit Over Alleged Discriminatory Criminal Records Screening Policy

    

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From: Supreme Court to Consider if Courts Can Review EEOC Conciliation Efforts

    

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From: Supreme Court to Review Whether PDA Requires Accommodation

    

The California Supreme Court on June 23, 2014, departed from a prior decision, which had been nullified by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, by finding an arbitration agreement that waived the right to bring a class-action suit was enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). …read more

From: Calif. Supreme Court Enforces Part of Arbitration Agreement

    

A clause delegating to an arbitrator the authority to decide questions of an arbitration agreement�s enforceability was not unconscionable under California law, the California Court of Appeal ruled. …read more

From: Calif.: Arbitrator, Not Court, Decides Arbitration Agreement’s Enforceability

    

On June 10, 2014, the trial court judge in Vergara v. State of California issued a decision striking down as unconstitutional five provisions of the California Education Code regarding public school teacher tenure procedures. – See more at: http://www.shrm.org/legalissues/stateandlocalresources/pages/calif.-teacher-tenure.aspx#sthash.nwCBzhWt.dpuf …read more

From: Calif.: Court Rules Teacher Tenure Statutes Unconstitutional