• 10.15.13

    “Use It or Lose It” Policy Results in Multimillion-Dollar Verdict

    Although this decision is unpublished, it provides a lesson on the potentially expensive ramifications of maintaining an illegal vacation policy.

  • 09.27.13

    California Minimum Wage Reaches New High

    California employers should brace themselves to shell out higher wages with the state set to raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour by 2016.

  • 09.12.13

    Federal Agencies Respond to Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), federal agencies are starting to respond with new policies and procedures.

  • 08.28.13

    Employer Liable for Employee’s Drunken Car Accident—After He Got Home

    According to a recent California appellate court decision, an employer can be liable for an employee who drank too much at a company party, made it home safely, and then killed a man in a drunk driving accident after he left his house again.

  • 08.13.13

    EEOC Targets Cancer Discrimination

    Filing two new lawsuits, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is cracking down on employers allegedly discriminating against workers with cancer.

  • 07.30.13

    In NYC It Pays To Be Sick

    Beginning next year, employees in New York City will be entitled to paid sick leave pursuant to a new, somewhat complex statutory scheme.

  • 07.18.13

    D.C. Circuit Flips DOL’s Flip-Flop On Mortgage Loan officers

    Mortgage loan officers may qualify for the administrative exemption from the overtime wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held July 2, striking down a 2010 Administrator’s Interpretation from the Department of Labor.

  • 07.03.13

    Supreme Court Sides With Employers in Title VII Suits

    Capping off a term of big decisions with employer-friendly results, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two major employment issues in a pair of Title VII cases that determined retaliation claims require plaintiffs to prove their case according to traditional “but for” causation and ...

  • 06.19.13

    Exempt or Nonexempt, That is The Question

    Employers who believe in multitasking could be facing unpaid overtime suits from managers after the California Court of Appeal ruled that a grocery store manager could not simultaneously perform both exempt and nonexempt tasks.

  • 06.05.13

    From the Hill: FMLA Amendment and Anti-Arbitration Legislation

    Lawmakers on the Hill are considering two employment-related bills that would make changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act and invalidate pre-dispute arbitration agreements.



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