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