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EEOC sues construction company for religious discrimination

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 15 2010

On Thursday, February 11, 2010, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it had filed a lawsuit against T.A. Loving Company (a North Carolina based construction company) for denying a religious accommodation to several employees and then later firing them because of their religion

Company and its officers sued for unpaid wages

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2012

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor sued a New Hampshire painting and construction company and its president, vice-president and treasurer in their individual capacities to recover unpaid wages and liquidated damages for 57 employees

Supreme Court rules some third-parties can sue for retaliation under Title VII

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2011

On Monday, January 24, 2011, the United States Supreme Court (the "Court") reversed an en banc 10-to-6 decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that held that because a third-party did not "engage in any statutorily protected activity either on his own behalf or on behalf of his fiancée, he was "not included in the class of persons for whom Congress created a retaliation cause of action."

Illinois legalizes the possession of a concealed handgun

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2013

On July 9, 2013,Public Act 98-63, The Firearm Concealed Carry Act (the "Act") became law. With its passage, Illinois became the last state to authorize

Additional guidance regarding reporting cost of group health insurance coverage

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2012

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2012-9 (the “Notice”), which restates and amends the interim guidance on reporting the cost of employer-sponsored group health insurance coverage on an employee’s Form W-2 in 2012

Wage and hour: Houston restaurant pays nearly $126,000 to 61 employees

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2012

Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") Houston office, a restaurant paid $125,763 to 61 current and former kitchen and wait staff, cashiers, hostesses, runners, cart pushers and dishwashers for violations of the Fair Labor Standard Act ("FLSA"

Male same-sex harassment costs Dillard’s $110,000

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2009

On June 11, 2009, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that Dillard’s, Inc. will pay $110,000 and provide significant remedial relief to settle a same-sex harassment lawsuit involving its male employees

No universal coverage under Senate Finance Committee’s health care reform bill

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2009

On Tuesday, October 13th, the Senate Finance Committee approved its version of a health care reform bill, "America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009" (the "Act"

COBRA subsidy extended through March 31

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2010

On March 2, 2010, the Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (the "Act") was signed into law

Illinois civil union law takes effect June 1, 2011

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 1 2011

On January 31, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed the Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (the "Civil Union Law") into law