In Diego v. Pilgrim United Church of Christ, a preschool employee alleged she was wrongfully terminated from her employment in violation of public policy as a result of the school director’s mistaken belief that she had lodged a complaint with the Department of Social Services, which resulted in an unannounced inspection of the preschool.
In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, the US Supreme Court has ruled that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require that employees be compensated for time spent going through (and waiting to go through) security screenings before leaving the workplace.
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp. reinforced the Federal Rules of Evidence requirement that each part of a proposed expert’s methodology be reliable in order for the expert’s testimony to be admissible.
In "Lawson v. FMR LLC", former employees of private companies that provide advisory and management services to mutual funds, sued under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, alleging that their former employers retaliated against them for reporting improper business practices in the operation of the public mutual funds.
Some observers of California wage-and-hour class actions contended that the "Brinker v. Superior Court"—a key decision we have discussed in the past—had sounded the death knell for class certification in those cases. of California wage and hour class actions.
The California Supreme Court held in "Arias v. Superior Court" that a plaintiff may bring a representative action on behalf of himself and other employees to recover civil penalties under California’s Private Attorney General Act.