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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In Rooney v. Rock Tenn Converting Company, et. al., the Eighth Circuit affirmed judgment against a former sales executive who alleged he was terminated for not being Jewish and not being female.
Fisher Phillips LLP
A short policy memorandum quietly issued by the U.S. Department of Justice's No. 3 official late last month could end up having positive implications for employers defending claims brought by the federal government.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On Monday, February 5, 2018, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's lawsuit challenging the City of Seattle's ordinance allowing independent-contractor drivers to engage in collective bargaining was before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for oral argument.
Carlton Fields
A district court in the Eastern District of Louisiana refused to conditionally certify a class of employees who accused their employer of intentionally underpaying and reducing hours from time records to avoid paying overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Littler Mendelson
A recent settlement shows that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues, from time to time, to take the position in litigation that an employee's private release ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
For the first time since a 2012 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals elaborated on and applied the Supreme Court's four-factor analysis ...
BakerHostetler
One of the tactics in the current plaintiffs' wage and hour playbook is to bring a second claim after settlement of an initial class or collective action lawsuit.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Until 2015, it was the practice of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to look back only three years to establish "repeat" violations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In late 2016, the California Supreme Court in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc. published a decision which held that on-duty and on-call rest periods are not permissible under state law ...
Holland & Knight
Independent contractor misclassification claims have been percolating through the courts for years.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Todd Scherwin and Andrew Hoag's article "GrubHub Driver Found to Be Independent Contractor, Not Employee" was featured on the SHRM website.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: The Sixth Circuit ordered a new trial in a Title VII case where plaintiff presented evidence he was entitled to back pay, the employer presented no evidence to the contrary, and the jury only awarded a small percentage of plaintiff's ask.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
This month the EEOC released its 2018-2022 strategic plan, which focuses on preventing and combating discrimination and improving the EEOC's organizational functionality.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On Thurs. Feb. 15, 2018, a downtown Los Angeles jury awarded Dr. Lauren Pinter-Brown, a former UCLA oncologist, $13 million in a gender discrimination case.
Duane Morris LLP
When people switch jobs, both sets of employers face known risks. The former employers risk their former employees decamping with their trade secrets. And the new employers risk inviting trade secret lawsuits.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal has held that painters may be treated as independent contractors if they bring some of their own tools, control their own schedules, and make decisions on how to complete the work for which they have been hired.
FisherBroyles LLP
Last Friday, on September 29, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against a restaurant in Virginia alleging that the restaurant violated federal law by subjecting an 18-year-old female employee to a sexually hostile work environment.
FisherBroyles LLP
Hot on the heels of allegations about the workplace culture of sexual harassment at Uber came the release of nine years' worth of documents in a private class-action arbitration against another industry giant.
Fisher Phillips LLP
A unanimous block of attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, not to mention several U.S. territories, sent a letter to Congress yesterday asking federal lawmakers ...
FisherBroyles LLP
While discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is still not expressly prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), the federal anti-discrimination law ...
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Ford & Harrison LLP
A federal judge in Shreveport, Louisiana recently allowed a former employee's Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) lawsuit alleging interference and retaliation to proceed to trial after he was...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: On February 6, 2018, Seyfarth Shaw Partner Jerry Maatman and Bloomberg Law Senior Legal Editor Perry Cooper presented a timely event on "Top Trends In Workplace Class Action...
FisherBroyles LLP
While discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is still not expressly prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), the federal anti-discrimination law ...
Fisher Phillips LLP
A federal judge in California ruled in favor of the company this afternoon and found that a delivery driver was properly classified as an independent contractor.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
This year we were lucky enough to have Perry Cooper, Senior Legal Editor of Bloomberg BNA, as our special guest at Seyfarth Shaw's "Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation" event.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On February 6, 2018, Seyfarth Shaw Partner Jerry Maatman and Bloomberg Law Senior Legal Editor Perry Cooper presented a timely event on "Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation Panel Discussion."
Fisher Phillips LLP
Early last month, we told you that a critical trial ruling in a gig economy misclassification case could be put on hold because a separate court was mulling whether to loosen the test ...
Farella Braun & Martel
Fewer and fewer companies in California have insurance coverage for "wage and hour" claims, i.e. claims for failure to pay overtime, failure to provide meal ...
Fisher Phillips LLP
Just hours after the Eagles clinched their upset Super Bowl win over the Patriots, a different battle royale began in a San Francisco courtroom between an established juggernaut and its upstart rival.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
This morning the United States Supreme Court declined to review a case that would have resolved a circuit split over whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII") ...
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