DOL Issues Opinion Letter – Parents Can Use Intermittent FMLA Leave To Attend IEP Meetings For Child With Serious Health Condition

On August 8, 2019, the United States Department of Labor issued an opinion letter (FMLA 2019-2-A) concluding that where a child has a serious health condition as defined by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which also qualifies the child to an Individualized Education…

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US Supreme Court Holds Class-Wide Arbitration Not Permitted Where Arbitration Agreement Language is Ambiguous With Respect to Class Claims

On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, a 5-4 decision, that because arbitration is a matter of consent, where an arbitration agreement’s provisions regarding class claims were ambiguous and not express, the arbitration agreement did not allow…

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