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Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Agreements Barring Employee Class/Collective Actions

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May 22, 2018

On May 21, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld employers’ use of class action and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements. The opinion in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis resolves a trio of cases before the Supreme Court in which employees brought suits against their…

City of Austin’s New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance May Apply to Collin County Employers

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February 28, 2018

The City of Austin has become the first city in Texas to require private employers to provide paid sick leave to full time and part-time employees. By enacting a City Ordinance on February 16, 2018, Austin now requires most private sector employers to provide each worker up to 64 hours,…

Saunders, Walsh & Beard Welcomes Mary Harokopus

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January 31, 2017

“Saunders, Walsh & Beard is excited to announce that Mary Harokopus has joined our firm as a partner specializing in employment law.  Mary advises employers and employees on all employment-related matters and litigates cases in state and federal courts in Texas and across the United States.  She also represents clients before federal, state and local agencies such as the…