Employment-related disputes can have far-reaching implications beyond the value of an actual claim, causing damage to a company's brand, reputation and ability to retain and attract talent. When employment disputes pose broader corporate consequences, clients rely on the sophisticated expertise and advocacy skills provided by our team.

Assessing the Impact of DOL’s Final Overtime Rule on Employers

The Department of Labor announced a final rule that revises overtime exemption regulations for certain executive, administrative, and professional employees under the Federal Labor Standards Act that will have a major financial and operational impact on all employers. 

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iStar Wins Appeal in Class Action Derivative Suit

Paul, Weiss obtained an appellate victory on behalf of senior management of real estate investment trust iStar Inc. when Maryland's highest court upheld the intermediate court's dismissal of a putative derivative and class action.

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Supreme Court Rules That Limitations Period for Constructive-Discharge Claims Begins to Run When Employees Provide Notice of Their Resignation

In Green v. Brennan, No. 14-613 (May 23, 2016), the Supreme Court held that, in constructive-discharge claims brought by federal employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the limitations period for the time within which the employees must contact an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor prior to bringing suit begins to run only after (not before) the employees provide notice of their resignation. 

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Supreme Court Declines to Review NFL Concussion Settlement

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the landmark concussion settlement between the NFL and former players. The league, represented by Paul, Weiss and Paul Clement of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, had urged the Court to deny the petition by 32 former players who objected to the settlement, claiming that to do so would jeopardize the benefits due the class members under the settlement. 

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iStar Wins Dismissal of Class Action Derivative Suit

Paul, Weiss obtained a victory on behalf of the senior management of iStar Inc., a real estate investment trust, when a three-judge panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a putative derivative and class action on behalf of iStar shareholders.

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Strategic Implications of Tyson Foods on Class Actions

In its recent Tyson Foods decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that statistical evidence and representative sampling could be used by plaintiffs in a class action to establish liability.

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Minnesota Vikings Settle Threatened Litigation by Former Punter Chris Kluwe

Paul, Weiss client the Minnesota Vikings reached an out-of-court settlement that resolves the litigation threatened by former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. Kluwe alleged in a January 2014 Deadspin article that the Vikings had released him from the team because of his support for marriage equality rather than any performance-related reasons.

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