Business Litigation And Counsel

Year: 2018

The Supreme Court Delivers an Epic Blow to Employee Class and Collective Actions

On May 21, 2018, a closely divided Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision holding that arbitration agreements containing class and collective action waivers must be enforced under the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”), 9 U.S.C. 1, et seq. Writing for the Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch ruled that neither the FAA’s savings clause nor the National Labor Relations Act nullified the…

Bans on Salary History Inquiries Raise Concerns for Employers

In recent years, a number of states and localities have passed regulations on the ability of employers to inquire into the criminal and work history of potential employees. The highest-profile of these movements has been the so-called “ban the box” effort, which seeks to bar employers from inquiring into whether applicants had been arrested or convicted of a crime in…

Troy Hutchinson Named Super Lawyer for Sixth Straight Year

Troy Hutchinson once again received recognition on the Minnesota Super Lawyers® list for 2018.  The list is published in Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, and Twin Cities Business magazine. Minnesota Super Lawyers is a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year. This is the sixth straight year Troy has been named to this distinguished group.…

Antitrust Red Flags in Commercial Contracts & Counseling CLE. Erin Hutchinson presents at the MSBA Antitrust Section’s CLE on March 21, 2018

  Erin Hutchinson presents at the MSBA Antitrust Section’s CLE on Wednesday March 21st, a program designed to help in-house counsel and general commercial lawyers identify antitrust concerns that arise in common commercial contracts, policy documents and negotiations.  Eric Olson assisted in the presentation materials and brings the examples to life with his research and case law examples.