• 12.10.14

    California Jury Awards Record $185M Verdict to Female Employee

    A California jury made national headlines and terrified employers across the country when it awarded $185 million in punitive damages (and less than $1 million in compensatories) to a female employee who alleged gender and pregnancy discrimination against AutoZone.

  • 11.26.14

    EEOC’s Wellness Challenge Feeling Under the Weather

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) efforts to challenge employer wellness programs hit a snag when a federal court judge in Minnesota denied the agency’s request for an injunction against Honeywell International.

  • 11.12.14

    State Voters Pass Paid Sick Leave, Wage Increases

    The polls have closed and the votes are in: the midterm elections will have a significant impact on employers across the country as voters in multiple states embraced recent trends with regard to paid sick leave and increases in minimum wage.

  • 10.29.14

    DOL Grants Could Signal More Misclassification Actions

    Employers have faced a tidal wave of litigation over the alleged misclassification of employees as independent contractors, with workers ranging from FedEx drivers to National Football League cheerleaders challenging their status.

  • 10.17.14

    EEOC Sues Over Transgender Discrimination

    In its first cases alleging bias against transgender employees, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against a Florida eye clinic and a Michigan funeral home.

  • 10.01.14

    The Need to Correctly Classify Employees

    Providing a $1.25 million lesson in the importance of correctly classifying employees, the Oakland Raiders settled a lawsuit brought by the team’s cheerleading squad, the Raiderettes.

  • 09.18.14

    California Enacts Paid Sick Leave

    Employers in California must now provide three paid sick days per year for workers, pursuant to a new law going into effect on July 1, 2015.

  • 08.06.14

    California Supreme Court Weighs In On Commission Wages

    Employers in California that pay commission wages should familiarize themselves with a new decision from the California Supreme Court limiting payroll choices.

  • 07.23.14

    High Court’s Fall Docket Includes Major Employment Issues

    While the 2013-2014 U.S. Supreme Court term may be over, the justices have granted certiorari in two major employment cases slated for the fall.

  • 07.09.14

    Recess Is Over: Supreme Court Strikes NLRB Appointments

    Striking a blow to the President and the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Supreme Court held that three recess appointments made by President Barack Obama in January 2012 were invalid.



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