On May 27, 2020, Partner John McNichols authored the article “New Notice Standard Established in FLSA Collective Actions,” published by the American Bar Association. The article discusses a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit holding that employers must have an opportunity to show that they are subject to valid arbitration agreements waiving their rights to sue before a court can authorize notice of a collective action to potential plaintiffs, thus giving employers further protection from collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as additional settlement leverage.
John focuses his practice on trial litigation, with emphasis on mass tort suits, securities and investment disputes, and criminal fraud cases. He has tried multiple cases in both state and federal court, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. John has also arbitrated cases before the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the American Arbitration Association.
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