ENFORCEABILITY OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS IN FLUX

Although it has been around since at least the 1600’s, arbitration has grabbed headlines recently. Debate over arbitration is nothing new. In 1925, Congress enacted the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) “[t]o overcome judicial resistance to...

WHAT’S IN YOUR WALLET, JOB APPLICANT?

Recent economic data suggest the job market is thawing. With high unemployment persisting, many employers will have several candidates applying for each new job opening. Companies evaluate competing applicants via different methods. A credit report is one such tool....

UNPAID INTERNSHIPS AND WAGE-HOUR LAW

The unpaid internship dates back to times when there were no minimum wage or overtime laws. Apprentices would work for a carpenter or silversmith, perhaps for free or maybe room and board. There were no vocational schools. All training was “on the job.”...
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