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Employment Law This Week® - Episode 181 #WorkforceWednesday: Judge Barrett’s Employment Law Record, Arbitrator to Rule on Postmates’ Challenge, Responding to Frivolous Lawsuits [Podcast]

It’s #WorkforceWednesday! This week, we look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s employment law record and other hot employment litigation issues.

Judge Barrett’s Employment Law Record (Video)

While some might expect U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to be a pro-employer judge, her record on labor and employment decisions could tell a different story. Attorney David Garland discusses Judge Barrett’s record and what it could mean for employers should she be confirmed to the High Court. 

Arbitrator to Rule on Postmates’ Challenge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a decision ordering Postmates to conduct more than 5,000 individual arbitrations and did not address Postmates’ argument that the thousands of generic arbitration demands amounted to de facto classwide proceedings. That issue will now be decided in arbitration. Click for more.

Responding to Frivolous Lawsuits

It is never comfortable to be the target of a lawsuit, and facing frivolous and false allegations is even more frustrating. Many employment lawsuits have the potential to hurt your reputation and cause people to think twice about doing business with you or your company. Two Epstein Becker Green litigators dive into the options defendants have to counter false allegations.

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About this Author

George Carroll Whipple III, Epstein Becker Green, Workforce Management Lawyer, Hiring Matters Attorney

GEORGE CARROLL WHIPPLE, III, is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He hosts the firm's innovative weekly video program, Employment Law This Week.

Mr. Whipple:

  • Counsels employers on workplace issues, including hiring and promotion, firing and discipline, wage and hour, and the implementation of employment policies, to ensure compliance with federal and state laws

  • ...
David Garland, Epstein Becker, employment lawyer

DAVID W. GARLAND is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York and Newark offices of Epstein Becker Green. He is also Chair of the firm’s National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Garland is frequently retained in matters involving high-profile, high-stakes, and highly sensitive cases. These matters include:

  • Sex harassment
  • Employment discrimination
  • Whistleblowing
  • Retaliation
  • Equal...