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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

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

The cat’s paw requires a blind reliance

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2009

Recently, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago affirmed summary judgment in favor of the employer in an Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") suit brought by a former employee who alleged he was terminated during a nationwide reduction in force due to his age

Taking a shower every day may not be compensable

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2009

On November 25, 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of Dotmar Industries Inc. (the “Company”) when it held that the time spent changing clothes and showering at the end of each work day was not compensable under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the applicable Wisconsin statue

Outback Steakhouse agrees to pay $19 million to settle sex discrimination

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2010

On Tuesday, December 29, 2009, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that Outback Steakhouse (“Outback”) agreed to pay $19 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging sex discrimination against thousands of women at hundreds of corporately-owned restaurants

DOL skins chicken company for more than $1 million

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2010

On Friday, January 29, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the filing of a consent judgment against Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (“PPC”) in a case involving the company’s failure properly to compensate non-exempt employees for the time they spent donning and doffing work-related gear, and the company’s recordkeeping

Department of Labor obtains judgment against current NFL player

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 6 2009

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it obtained a consent judgment requiring current NFL player Michael Vick (quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles) and a company he owned called MV7 LLC to repay at least $416,461.10 in restitution to a pension plan sponsored by the company, and ordered Vick to forfeit any rights to benefits from the plan

Job applicants are protected from discrimination in hiring

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

Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) affirmed that job applicants and not just employees are entitled to protection from discrimination

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

Hitachi America benefits manager sentenced to 57 months for fraud

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2009

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Dennis M. Dowd, formerly the senior manager of human resources at Hitachi America, Ltd. (Hitachi”) was sentenced to 57 months in prison for defrauding the Hitachi America Group Health and Welfare Plan (the “Plan) of more than $6 million