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Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
On November 17, 2014, a California jury issued a record-setting $185 million punitive damage award to Rosario Juarez, a former AutoZone Stores, Inc. manager.
Proskauer Rose LLP
This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that a job applicant lacks standing to bring whistle-blower claims under the Energy Reorganization Act and the False Claims Act ("FCA") because those laws’ retaliation provisions apply only to employees.
Thompson Coburn LLP
On October 31, the U.S. Department of Education promulgated its new "gainful employment" or "GE" regulations.
Proskauer Rose LLP
In recent talks and appearances, representatives of the U.S. Department of Labor have issued a warning about new areas of focus of DOL audits and enforcement actions.
Ford & Harrison LLP
On November 4, 2014, voters in Dallas approved an amendment to the City Charter to add nondiscrimination protections for LGBT city employees.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The New Jersey Supreme Court will soon resolve the issue of who is and is not an independent contractor status under state wage-hour law.
Fox Rothschild LLP
A couple of readers of our blog post yesterday relating to employer dress and grooming policies helpfully added a couple of points about an employer’s legitimate health and safety concerns, which we publish below.
BakerHostetler
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $10.2 million in grants to 19 states for continued independent contractor misclassification detection and enforcement.
BakerHostetler
In yet another decision rejecting a settlement of an employment class action, the Northern District of California refused to approve a settlement of a wage and hour suit due to numerous problems...
Fox Rothschild LLP
Our post the other day about plaintiff/employee's requirement of mitigating damages in employment discrimination cases drew some good comments, posted below.
BakerHostetler
Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered, so the saying goes. As we’ve noted before on Oct. 7, June 5, and Dec. 18, courts are starting to examine attorney fee awards in class action settlements much more closely, and the results often aren’t exactly pretty.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Back in the summer, we wrote about the Equal Opportunity Commission’s release of its updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination claims.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
For those of us who work with employees in highly specialized fields, it is important to never lose track of the recurring issue of whether exempt classification of employees for overtime purposes is appropriate.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Amber Elias’ article "ViewPoint: Two Laws Dealing With Domestic Violence Leave Could Create Confusion" was featured in the Boston Business Journal on November 7, 2014.
Ford & Harrison LLP
Executive Summary: As the holiday season approaches, non-employee protestors, labor organizers or otherwise, often target retailers in an effort to maximize the reach of their message due to the high foot traffic experienced at retail locations.
The McLane Law Firm
John runs a small company that had two workers injured recently.
Littler Mendelson
In its Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, the Securities and Exchange Commission reports that both the number of whistleblower claims and the magnitude of the financial awards stemming from those claims "were record-breaking" in FY 2014.
Littler Mendelson
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) attempted to elicit McFerran's opinion on who should be considered an "employer" for liability purposes, but she did not take the bait.
Morgan Lewis
Following a nationwide trend, voters in Massachusetts; Oakland, California; Trenton, New Jersey; and Montclair, New Jersey, approved ballot initiatives enacting paid sick time laws.
Littler Mendelson
In 2014 regulators increased their focus on the content of employee confidentiality, settlement and separation agreements.
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Reed Smith
As we head into the final quarter of 2014, New York State employers should begin preparing for the minimum wage hike.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Somewhat overlooked in this week’s election were the minimum wage referenda on the ballots in a number of states.
Day Pitney LLP
Employers of foreign nationals should note that registration for the Fiscal Year 2015 Diversity Visa ("DV") Lottery opened yesterday, October 1, 2013, at noon (EDT) and will remain open until noon (EDT) on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Fox Rothschild LLP
I just read a fabulous article by Rick Roller at the examiner.com entitled "GOSSIP, the Virus in Your Workplace.
Blank Rome LLP
For businesses with California operations, the coming year will bring several important changes to California employment law.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The collective sobbing you may have recently heard from the west coast of the United States was that of California employers.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
According to reports, more employers are hiring people as independent contractors rather than employees to avoid Obamacare, minimum wage requirements, or other laws that only protect employees.
Littler Mendelson
On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question that requires all private sector employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave per calendar year.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
House and Senate leaders have agreed to a compromise bill that both increases the minimum wage to $11 an hour.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared the 2014 Ebola epidemic the largest in history.
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