Rejoice! This is a great day for justice and the rule of law. In a six to three ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act bars discrimination against LGBTQ persons. Justices Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinon. He was joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomeyor, and Kagan. The … Read More
In two cases decided within the last 30 days, Edward Jones was denied requests for injunctions against former brokers it accused of stealing trade secrets and soliciting customers. Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. v. Michael Peterson, Case No. 2:19-dv-01968-JCM-EJY (D. Nev. December 6, 2019) and FINRA arbitration case 19-03340 (December 3, 2019) On November 8, 2019, broker-dealer Edward D. … Read More
The Administrative Exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act The Fair Labor Standards Act provides that “no employer shall employ any employee any of his employees . . . for a workweek longer than forty hours unless such employee receives compensation for his employment in excess of the hours above specified at a rate not less than one and one-half … Read More
The following blog, well-written by Raleigh lawyer Cullen Stafford, discusses the Supreme Court’s recent decision to grant certiorari in cases involving the issue of whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Click here for the article.