California employers are facing a proliferation of suits filed under the State’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA): new data reveals that the number of lawsuits jumped from 759 in 2005 to 3,137 in 2013. Why the increase in popularity?
Can an employee’s inability to sit for a prolonged period of time constitute a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
A wage and hour suit brought under California’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) belongs in state, not federal, court, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded.
Same-sex sexual harassment made headlines recently after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reached settlements with two different employers.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a complaint against CVS Pharmacy last week.
What was the most common type of discrimination charge filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in fiscal year 2013?
In a unanimous decision—save for a single footnote—the U.S. Supreme Court held that the time spent donning and doffing protective gear, including items of clothing, was not compensable pursuant to a provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allowing parties to collectively ...
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission touted several achievements in its Performance and Accountability Report for fiscal year 2013, from a record-setting $372.1 million in monetary relief recovered by the agency to a decrease in the average time to investigate a charge and bring it to ...
Affirming the broad discretion of federal district court judges to award attorney’s fees, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that an award of $700,000 in fees was justifiable despite a jury’s award of just $27,000 to the plaintiff.
In a decision that should make employers sit up and take notice, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approved an award for a Title VII plaintiff of $125,000 in punitive damages—and just $1 in nominal damages.