Monthly Archives: October 2012

Harley Storrings’ comments on businesses using volunteers and interns reappears in

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Harley Storrings

Harley Storrings

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Harley Storrings’ quote in a September 21 article on, titled “Using Volunteers, Interns to Save? It Could Cost You,” was reworked into a list of tips in a September 26 article for The article was titled “Tips for Hiring Interns and Volunteers.” The article posts Mr. Storrings’ tips for employers who are thinking of hiring interns and volunteers as free labors and explains the risks and back-pay penalties faced by small businesses if they try to avoid the labor rules.

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Jason Tremblay speaks at Robert Morris University on legal issues in HR management

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Jason Tremblay

Jason Tremblay

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay was a guest lecturer on September 26 for a Robert Morris University graduate school business class, titled “Legal Issues in Human Resource Management.” Mr. Tremblay discussed the issue of how to reasonably accommodate disabled employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the issue of accommodating religious beliefs in the workplace under Title VII.

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California Supreme Court To Review Class Action Waiver Issue

By Michael Kun and Aaron Olsen

To the surprise of few, the California Supreme Court has decided to review the Court of Appeal’s decision enforcing a class action waiver in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC.

We wrote in detail about that decision on this blog earlier this year.

In reaching its conclusion, the Court of Appeals relied on the April 2011 United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision in AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion.  Whether the California Supreme Court will follow Concepcion or attempt to distinguish it is impossible to predict.   Unfortunately, while they await that decision, employers may not rely on Iskanian, which has been depublished pending review.

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Backstage Pass: Advertising Week 2012

Advertising Week is to the advertising industry and brands what the Emmys are for the television industry and what the Oscars are for the film and entertainment industry. I’ve had the honor of knowing the brainchild behind Advertising Week since its inception. Now in its ninth year, Advertising Week is bigger than ever – with five days of high-level programming hosted by and featuring some of advertising’s biggest names, including those agencies and brands who are leading the charge in innovation and creativity in our industry.

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