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Company pays $55,000 to settle sexual harassment lawsuit

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2010

Recently, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced that Trinity Products, Inc ("Trinity"), a manufacturer of billboards and signposts, agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the EEOC

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

75 workers misclassified as independent contractors cost company over $500,000

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2012

Last week, a U.S. District Court judge in Chicago issued a default judgment against Skokie Maid and Cleaning Service for failing to answer a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Labor

Cheesecake Factory pays $345,000 to settle male-on-male sexual harassment claim

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2009

Recently, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that the Cheesecake Factory, Inc. (the “Factory”), a national restaurant chain, agreed to pay $345,000 and provide other remedial relief to settle a sexual harassment suit filed by the EEOC

Theft of 401(k) plan assets results in one-year imprisonment of employee

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 10 2009

On July 7, 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that a former employee of a Kansas City, Mo. casino was sentenced to one year in federal prison and three years of supervised probation after completing her prison term

HR manager of Japanese subsidiary files $100,000,000 class

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2011

On January 31, 2011, Elaine Cyphers (“Plaintiff of Cyphers”) filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in New York seeking to “redress and bring to an end to systematic, companywide, gender discrimination” by Toshiba America, Inc. and Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation (“TANE”) (jointly “Defendants”) against their female employees

A buyer of assets does not automatically assume plan liabilities

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 17 2011

On January 6, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (the "Court") in Chicago considered the rights of retirement plan participants when the plan sponsor sells all of the assets from which plan benefits might be paid, distributes the proceeds from the sale, maintains its corporate existence but the buyer of the company's assets does not assume any of the seller's liabilities under the plan

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

There is no such thing as FMLA light duty

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2013

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the employer in a case where an employee filed suit contending

Severance payments may not be subject to FICA

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2010

Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan affirmed a Bankruptcy Court’s decision and held that severance payments made to employees due to the employees’ involuntary separation from employment that resulted directly from a reduction in force or the discontinuation of a plant or operation are not wages and are therefore not subject to FICA taxation