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|Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Hostile Work Environment Can Be Created With A Single Racial Epithet|
Paul M. Lusky; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 20, 2015Despite consistent direction from the United States Supreme Court that courts should look at "all the circumstances" in determining whether a workplace environment is sufficiently hostile or abusive to give rise to an actionable claim of harassment, see, e.g., Faragher v. City of Boca...
|California Court Ruling Pulls the Spurs Off PAGA Deputies' Boots|
David L. Cheng; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 19, 2015Executive Summary: A new California appellate court decision provides much needed guidance regarding the proper scope of discovery in representative actions brought under the California Private Attorneys' General Act of 2004 (PAGA), Cal. Lab. Code sections 2698, et seq. Specifically, the opinion...
|OT Class Action Against Southwest Airlines Fails to Take Off|
Michelle Brauer Abidoye, David L. Cheng, Douglas W. Hall, Alexandria M. Witte; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 21, 2015Executive Summary: Airlines achieved a major victory on May 19, 2015, with an order from the Central District of California granting Southwest Airlines Co.'s motion to dismiss in McKinley v. Southwest Airlines Co., United States District Court, Central District of California Case No....
|Federal Court Upholds Federal Contractor Union Notice Requirement|
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 21, 2015, previously published on May 15, 2015Executive Summary: A federal court in the District of Columbia has upheld the validity of the Department of Labor's (DOL) rule requiring covered federal contractors to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In National Ass'n of Manufacturers...
|EEOC Required to "Conciliate"—However It Sees Fit—Before Suing Employers|
Gordon M. Berger, Roshni Chaudhari; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 6, 2015Executive Summary: In a limited victory for employers, the Supreme Court held last week in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC that courts have jurisdiction to review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") fulfilled its statutory obligation to conciliate with an employer before...
|California Attorney General Seeks Supply Chain Transparency Information from Businesses|
David L. Cheng; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 24, 2015Executive Summary: Recently, a number of large retail and manufacturing companies doing business in California may have been surprised to receive a letter from the California Attorney General asking them to demonstrate compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act. The Act was...
|NLRB's General Counsel Confirms an Employer is Not Required to Provide Information Relating to a Union's Unsupported Belief that Two Separate Subsidiaries are Operating as One|
Gary L. Lieber; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 13, 2015, previously published on May 7, 2015Executive Summary: In a case handled by FordHarrison attorneys, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel recently held that an employer was not required to provide information regarding the non-bargaining unit employees of a separate subsidiary to the union representing its...
|EEOC Will Begin Pilot Program for Online Submissions in Response to Charge Notices|
Jacquelyn L. Thompson; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015Executive Summary: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced a pilot program for online submissions in response to a Notice of Charge. The online system will allow employers (or their legal representatives) to elect mediation, request extensions of time, and file...
|Labor Department Proposes Fiduciary Conflict of Interest Rules — Again|
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 17, 2015On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reissued the long-awaited re-proposal of its regulation expanding the definition of "fiduciary" under the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), and prescribing stricter conflict-of-interest rules that will apply...
|New Precedent Decision Revoking an Approved H-1B Work Visa Petition Poses Dire Consequences for the Consulting Industry|
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata, Vivien Fang Peaden, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015Executive Summary: On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) issued a precedent decision affirming the California Service Center (CSC) Director's revocation of an H-1B nonimmigrant visa approval issued to an IT services provider,...