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|Severance Agreements: The New Lightning Rod|
Janet A. Hendrick; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014Remember 2010? Not that long ago, yet as of that year, employers could rest pretty comfortably at night knowing that their garden-variety workplace rules would instill peace and control at the plant, store, or office, not subject them to monetary penalties, governmental oversight, and a...
|Court Awards Fees and Costs against USDOL|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014A Texas federal court has ordered the U.S. Labor Department to pay more than $560,000 in attorney's fees, paralegal fees, and travel expenses growing out of litigation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
|Keep Your (Employees) Cool This Summer|
Shayna H. Balch; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014Last year, some parts of the country experienced the hottest summer on record. This year may well be record breaking as well, at least in some parts of the country. Keeping employees safe and cool during the next four months should be of paramount importance for all business owners and employers.
|Duran v. U.S. Bank: When Class Certification Goes Wrong|
Shaun J. Voigt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014The California Supreme Court recently handed down a landmark decision on class actions. The trial judge lost control of the certification and evidentiary presentation of the case resulting in a $15 million verdict against U.S. Bank National Association (USB). In this long-awaited decision, the...
|California Supreme Court: "Illegal Immigrant Shouldn't Have Been Hired - But Can't Be Fired Illegally"|
Jason A. Geller; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014On June 26, 2014, the California Supreme Court decided that an employee may proceed with a discrimination lawsuit even though he presented false work authorization documents to obtain employment in the first place.
|Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Religious Beliefs Of Business Owner|
Sheldon J. Blumling, Steven A. Witt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014Today, a divided U.S. Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that closely-held for-profit corporations providing group healthcare to their employees could, on religious grounds, be exempted from providing contraception coverage to employees required under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care...
|Supreme Court Strikes Down NLRB Recess Appointments|
Steven M. Bernstein; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014Dealing the agency its second major setback on the legitimacy of its quorum, the Supreme Court has invalidated a trio of recess appointments made to the NLRB back in January of 2012. Moments ago, the Court handed down its landmark decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning, upholding a challenge to the...
|Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union "Fair Share" Deductions For Public Sector Employees|
R. Scot Harvey; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014Today, in a 5 to 4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend its previous holdings regarding “fair-share” fees (fees that an employee who refuses to join a union is required to pay in lieu of union dues) to caretakers who are paid by the government to give home care to...
|New Colorado Wage Law Expands Coverage And Enforcement Methods|
Susan M. Schaecher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014The Wage Protection Act of 2014, signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 29, expands the state’s wage payment law to include additional types of claims, and grants the Colorado Division of Labor in the Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) more authority and resources to pursue wage...
|What An Interesting Nose Ring - Now Take It Out|
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014Many retailers consider the professional appearance of their staff to be a significant aspect of their customers’ shopping experience. Unkempt, unclean, and unfriendly employees create negative impressions that injure the brand. For many years, courts have recognized that the image presented...